Robin (wiccanhot) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Robin
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New to cups. Am I inserting properly?

Dry Run #1

My Diva Cup arrived in the mail yesterday.  I had difficulty inserting it and I finally lay down on my back in the bathtub with my legs up over the rim.  I think I used the U fold and it went in smoothly until the stem was still sticking out of the opening.  I pushed it down and back like I did with my Instead Cup and I got it in all the way.  I think I did that was the wrong thing to do because then I couldn't rotate the base and removal was a mother----er.

Dry Run #2

This time I managed to insert it sitting on the toilet with my legs as far apart as I could get them.  I used the upside down U fold.  Again, after I got it in to the point that I could see the stem poking through my opening in my hand mirror.  I tried to push it in further but it wouldn't move.  However, I was able to rotate the base and removal was a hell of a lot easier.

My question is is the cup supposed to be this close to the opening and that's why so many people cut the stems off?

Please reply.  Thank you! 
Tags: divacup, dry run, removal - painful or problems, seal & suction, teething troubles, virginity
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