SiriusEyes (siriuseyes) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Leaking and Positioning Problems for a Newbie

I am so determined to love my DivaCup but I just cannot seem to get it to work.  It's beyond frustrating.  :D  I feel like I've got it in well, I understand how it works, I've got good suction and have tried different folds.  But it always leaks.  This is the fourth month that I've given it a go--and no luck.  So--maybe someone here can help me. 

I'm not even sure exactly where it is supposed to lie.  On the picture in the insert the cervix looks really high, but from what I've read a lot of people have the cup actually around the cervix.  Maybe my cervix is uber low--I'm not sure.  But when I insert the cup and everything seems good, if I move my finger around the rim, I can feel that my cervix lies just under  the bottom of the edge.  I'm assuming that this is why I'm having leaks.  But it seems almost impossible for me to position the cup so that my cervix is in the cup.  If I aim really low for my cervix, I think that I can get it covered properly--but it's really uncomfortable.  It feels like it's pushing up against my rectum and even hurts sometimes.  And then the stem is pointing directly at the wall in front of me.  So it's like completely horizontal.  Does this make sense? 

So.  I would love some thoughts.  I've thought about exploring a different cup...but I don't really see how that would help, as I can't seem to get it positioned properly. 

I'll take any advice you've got for me.  I really want this to work!!!  Thanks!
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