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03 June 2012 @ 05:41 pm
So, after MANY tries I succeeded in getting my Divacup in. I wasn't able to rotate it no matter how hard I tried, but I prodded around it with my finger and it seemed to have opened. I thought it was in far enough, but when I stood up and tested it by baring down just a tiny bit, I could feel it slip down and the stem started to poke me. I tried and tried to push it in farther, but it was difficult to do anything but push on the tip of the stem, and that just made the stem bend without moving the cup at all. Also, when I pushed really really hard, I felt a sort of pressure on my insides (not necessarily painful though.)... Has anyone else experienced this? Could that be the cup pushing up against my cervix, perhaps? If so, I must have a pretty short vaginal canal... I'm wondering, should I keep trying to push the cup in farther or should I just cut the stem?

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 4th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's not unusual to be able to feel the cup or the stem for the first couple of cycles. Your body is letting you know that there's something new and different in there. "Hey, is this supposed to be here???"

If you think it's too long for you, try flipping it inside out to shorten it. But don't try that until you're comfortable with removal. Also, it's OK to trim the stem but make sure that you REALLY want to do that. You can always trim it (more) in the future but you can never put any back.

The Diva can be stubborn to open. It has tiny little anti-suction holes around the rim. Sometimes it helps to (carefully) enlarge them.