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!