So, I bought a DivaCup 1 without much research at all. I had read about the different brands years ago, but didn't really think I needed one until recently when I learned I'd be going to a remote area abroad where tampons can't be used. My gamble seems to be paying off, though, because it's working fine!
Today was my first day using it. I inserted it in the shower, and I didn't have too much trouble getting it in. I thought it was in and open, but then I shifted my weight and it popped open and wiggled up a bit. Weirdest. Sensation. Ever. I yelped. I could feel it in there this morning and afternoon. I wouldn't say it hurt, but I definitely felt it near my cervix. I assume this is because there was too much suction, because now I can't feel it.
It's not a huge issue, but removal was difficult. I have a high cervix - I have never in my life been able to touch it. I am wary of hormonal anything, so I often use sponges as a contraceptive. I can't tell you how much time I spend trying to get those things out. I have short fingers, so it takes ages. My method is that I squat and bear down... that usually inches it close enough to eventually grab it. That's also what worked for my cup. It was hard, though! I could barely touch the tip of the stem while I was standing with one leg on the tub, but it was much easier to pinch the bottom once I squatted down. I had a teeny bit of leakage, but I think the cup was too full - it was in for 7 hours and the first day is a little heavy for me. So, I don't think I did anything wrong. Is it just going to wander northward a lot?