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11 March 2012 @ 01:32 pm
So I got my diva cup (size 2, since i've had a child) the other day and Wednesday was my ring removal day. I have been using the cup with success as far as I can tell, with only one issue. Yesterday morning (Saturday, day 3) I went to take a bath and removed the cup for comfort. (I was having some cramps, so I figured the bath would help.) I crawled back in bed sans cup and when I woke up, I had a bizarre cramping feeling. It was my cervix and it was obviously unhappy. I'm trying to determine if this was possibly caused by the cup. My cervix sits low, like NEVER had any issue finding it, and I just recently changed BC from Mirena to the nuvaRing. My first instinct is to attribute the cramping to having a period again (mirena was wonderful like that!) but then I got to looking into all the positioning diagrams on the cup. I get it in, twist it and it opens fine, but my cervix literally sits inside of it though. Is this ok? All the diagrams I see show it just hanging out inside the vaginal opening nowhere near the cervix so I'm sort of confused. I've not had much discomfort since then, but still want to know if this location is ok. I've read on here the diva cup is notorious for suction, so maybe I just need to get used to it... Any pointers would be exceptionally helpful! Thanks in advance!
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 11th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is perfectly fine for your cervix to sit inside your cup.

IGNORE the instructions and all of the illustrations that come with any of the cups. They make it look as if your cup is tiny and that there is a cup-length or more between the rim and your cervix. In reality, a long cup like your Diva will more or less fill your vagina and ride where ever it darn well pleases. That is usually (O) around your cervix with the height of your vagina determining the height of where your cup rides.

The Diva is the longest of all the brands of cups so if you think it's too long for you on your short vagina (low cervix) days, then flip it inside out to shorten it.

If you feel SUCTION, then get air into/above your cup to relieve it. Sometimes enlarging the teeny little anti-suction holes around the rim will help.
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 12th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
This is totally pointless, but since your question has already been answered... "sans" is french for without, so I was just a little bit confused. Like it has been said, suction and length are manageable to a point, try to make it work first, but if your cervix sits really low, the Diva might not be the best cup for you.
m03m on March 13th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
Ahh... that threw me off, too.