I bought my Diva Cup and it arrived today. It's a model 2. I'm only 21, but I had twins when I was 16 (via c-section) and read that I should still get model 2, so I did. I heard the size difference isn't great, so while I'm confident I don't by any means NEED a larger one, I am not too proud to get it.
I have an IUD. I actually had it put in after the kid thing and have thus had it for 4 years. I've never had issues with it. It's a copper one, I don't know the name honestly. The first 6 months I had it, the strings were annoying (my then-boyfriend, now-husband would complain). Over time, I was unable to feel the strings. My understanding is they have softened and probably got flipped up, but I know it hasn't come out and I know it's still working (with my awesome fertility, I KNOW, ha ha).
So, I actually read through the Diva instructions on insertion and didn't read the warnings. I actually got it in (using one of their suggested folds, not the C one, the one where you push the edge down), got it spun, and I think it was in okay. Then I wanted to practice taking it out. I am not comfortable wearing it yet, but am on my period and did all this in the tub, squatting (TMI aside, I think we're all beyond that). So, with some maneuvering, I managed to get a finger up to press the side, get my thumb up to pinch the bottom, and got it out without pain (after a few moments of freaking out with it in me, this is all so new!). (Also, look up bracydactyly, I have that with my fingers and toes and it scares me because of them being short and thicker, especially my thumb).
So, after I successfully got it out and washed up, I read through the instructions again and saw the warning about not using with an IUD. I read a lot on here that it should be okay, especially if you're careful and your IUD is settled.
Thoughts? In b4 "Have a doctor check your strings." I am very anti-doctor unless I'm going to die. I just want some friendly reassurance. >.<