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27 February 2012 @ 09:25 pm
I'm 15 and a virgin and I'm having some trouble with the Diva Cup. I can insert it with no problems, but once it opens up and creates a suction, it feels so uncomfortable. When I get up I can feel the cup inside me and it's too uncomfortable, so I'm only wearing it to bed. I really want to be able to use my cup all the time, but I feel like it's too big for me. My mom won't let me get another cup unless I get rid of this one, so I'm stuck with it. Any suggestions on how to make the Diva Cup more comfortable? 
 
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 28th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Well, it should form a SEAL, not suction. If it is suctioned in place, get air into/above the cup to alleviate that suction.

It might be that your body isn't used to the cup and it's more "weird" than uncomfortable. Or you're just extra sensitive down there today and that's why you don't like the feeling. Hang in there and see if it gets better on its own.

Does the cup feel like it's too long? If so, have you tried giving it a nudge to go deeper? The Diva is the longest brand of all the cups and it's too long for many (myself included.) Once you're comfortable with removal, try flipping the Diva inside out to shorten it. Is it more comfortable that way?

If you decide that you want a different cup, there are several posts with size charts at the Community FAQ. Using what you like and don't like about your Diva, figure out which cup might fit/suit you better. You can sell or swap your cup at mc_sales (also at the top right of the page.)
melissa569melissa569 on February 28th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
I second what kuradi8 said.

So the discomfort-- is it because of the with of the cup? Ir do you think its because the cup is too long for you? If its too long, the bottom of it will sit VERY close to the vaginal opening, sometimes it may stick out a bit.

But if that's not the case, meaning if the cup sits far enough up inside to where you have to reach for it, then its probably just a width issue. In that case, only adjusting to it over time could help. Or like kuradi8 said-- you could sell it in MC_sales and put the money toward a different one.
hortense in exileapolliana on February 28th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Seconding the above suggestions. Sometimes when I first insert my cup it sits too low, and is uncomfortable; but it eventually works its way up and feels better. My Diva does this more than my Ladycup, because it's longer. This also happens more if I try to insert standing up rather than sitting down.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on February 28th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything said above. Also try wearing your cup inside out to shorten it if you think it is too long. Also try to push the cup up further once you have it inserted correctly.
pinksparkles223 on February 29th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone. The cup is too long, so I will try wearing it inside out.
pinkmathpinkmath on February 29th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
I had that feeling with my small Keeper Moon Cup (got it for Christmas 2009)! (At night I could wear it no problem. Just if a sat or walked it was very uncomfortable. After a 3-4 cycles the feeling was MUCH less intense but always there. I worked at wearing it for a hour then two and so on at a time. Then, I could wear it about my day. ) But I could STILL feel the bugger!!

The cup did not stick out (neither did the fully intact stem 0.o) So I figured it wasn't too long for me.

THEN one day (okay it more like six hours) my cervix was much much higher than usual during my period. And I could only feel it when I though about it.

***Light bulb***

So I had my mom buy me another menstrual cup (small PINK Fleurcup)for Christmas (2010) because it is shorter. Perfect. Can't even feel it!

My only conclusion is my cervix does NOT like anything near it. And I shorter cup helped with that, but seeing as a fully intact Moon Cup fits between my opening and cervix it can't be TOO short.
tinkerandcrabtinkerandcrab on February 29th, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Length or stiffness?
I had the same discomfort with Keeper Moon Cup, and switching to Lunette eliminated that discomfort... but I chalked that up to a stiffness differential, not length.
pinkmathpinkmath on February 29th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Length or stiffness?
Good point! I should add that if my cervix is usually low I get the same discomfort with a Fleurcup and a Ladycup. Definitely a length issue.