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Allie Kat
05 April 2012 @ 09:17 pm
Hi, I have been looking through previous entries but had trouble reading the chart. . .

I am new to menstrual cups. I bought a Diva Cup Sz S because that is the only one I had heard of at the time. The first time I was able to get it in, it went all the way up inside of me and hurt a lot so I immediately took it out. Then I waited a few hours and tried it again, this time being SURE I was inserting it horizontally toward my tailbone. This time, I could hardly get it in and it also hurt big time.

I read through the posts and felt inside for my cervix and it was really close (although I was sitting, does that make a difference?) So I am guessing this is too long for me. Also, I saw that the more sensitive you are, the softer the cup you want. I never wore tampons unless I was swimming because they were always uncomfortable and I knew they were there. I really hate tampons a lot!

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, that would be great! There are so many different brands but I'm not sure if I even measured my cervix correctly? I am pretty sure I will need a softer kind though. I am 25 and no children. Thank you!!!!
Stef: Sound of Music\\Oh Noes!morningapproach on April 6th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I have a very low cervix myself. I use a Diva Small and I cut the stem off of it entirely and turned it inside out to fit properly. This allowed me to wear it and I have been for about 4 years now. Give it a try this way.
melissa569melissa569 on April 7th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
I did this too, because my first cup ever was a small Diva, and I have a low cervix.

But if OP is wanting a cup that does't need to be flipped inside out, and is softer-- I would say try small si-bell or if your flow is not really heavy, even small Ladycup.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 6th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Whether small or large, the Divas are the longest of all the cups -- and they can be too long for many. If you are comfortable with removal, then flip the Diva inside out before inserting it. That shortens it. It is perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works for you.
Allie Katdagyo85 on April 6th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
What worries me is that the first time I put it in, it disappeared totally. I'm thinking I either put it in wrong the first time or shouldn't have been sitting when I felt my cervix. Does the position change if you're standing vs sitting ? I would hate to lose the tip since that's the only way I could get it out the first time .
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 6th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Well, keep trying and see how it goes.

Now it sounds like it's not too long for you after all. IGNORE the instructions for it to ride low. And if it turns out to be too long on your low-cervix days, you still have the option to flip it.

Hang in there. You're in the dreaded learning curve. It won't take long for you to get familiar with your cup.
Allie Katdagyo85 on April 6th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I guess I was confused because the first time it was very high and it hurt but the second time, it was very low and hurt. I'm wondering if I'm even putting it in right? I am doing what it says on the instructions. However, if you are laying down, then it would not be horizontal to your tailbone, right?
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 6th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
You can't actually lose a cup. It might just take patience to bring it down, but it'll never get lost and you'll get it out eventually. See the removal tag. The key is to bear down and relax. My favourite position to insert a cup in the beginning was lying down, resting on one elbow. My favourite position to reach for my cervix easily is squatting and bearing down, which should bring it closer.