SilverBlaze85 (silverblaze85) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Removal question?

Hey, so.... I -just- found this comm, and first off, let me say: It's -AWESOME- to have a place to go ask questions and learn! \o/

I went through the removal tags, and didn't see what I'm having issues with. To start off with: I'm 25, never had sex (and thus obviously, never had children), and use the Divacup here in the US. I don't have any problems with insertion... my problem is via removal. I can literally feel my vaginal canal being pulled with the cup. I've contacted Divacup, and their response was to break the seal. I've explained to them that I can hook my finger up and over the rim, and the suction is still strong enough to do this. They never got back in touch with me. I've put my cup up multiple times, and keep coming back to it, because I love the holding ability, and the fact that I don't have to worry if I'm going to leak through a pad/tampon, or have a replacement (multiple times at work!! >.<), and the fact that I can put it in if I'm expecting my period and not ruin my panties, nor try to remove a dry tampon if my period doesn't show, and that I can track my flow. But the removal, while not "writhing on the ground crying and screaming" painful, is enough to make me not want to use them.

I know some folk have 'damaged' theirs so that it works better for them... but what do you folks recommend? I don't use any lube or water or anything, just fold it into the C-shape, and it usually pops open just inside my vagina, and I finish positioning it. I've never had any leaks with it, it's just the removal that's rather uncomfortable and painful. Please help?
Tags: divacup, removal - painful or problems, seal & suction
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