I bought a Diva cup 1 three days ago, and as far as I can tell it's only been successful once, during the night. The rest of the time it's doing nothing except bashing-up the inside of my vagina and ruining my underwear. I don't know what I could be doing wrong! I've tried all the different folds, and it feels like it's opening up inside me, but it leaks everywhere and catches nothing.
I attempted to locate my cervix as suggested in these posts, but I couldn't find it for the life of me. Everything is so... meaty and confusing up there. And I feel like I can reach back pretty damn far and not hit up against anything, much less something "rubbery" that feels like "the tip of my nose," as I've heard the cervix described. I can't "spin" the cup with ease ever, either, as per the instructions in the box, so maybe I'm missing something there?
The one time it seemed to work perfectly, it was very far inside me the next morning and took some coaxing to remove. It was also slanted quite a bit to the left, so I've since been angling it leftward in the hopes of re-creating the successful situation -- but so far, no luck.
Is it possible that this is just never, ever going to work? My poor beat-up vajay can take no more abuse, but I hate tampons and I hate pads and I really don't want to give up on this.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have.