fishchick72 (fishchick72) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Diva Cup insertion issue

I am a long time tampon user.  I recently bought myself a Diva Cup & I love the concept, but am struggling to use it properly. I can insert easily, but am struggling terribly with getting it to open up once inside.  I realized this was going on because I was having so many leakage issues.  I knew something wasn't right & when I feel inside I can feel that it's not open.  The instructions say to rotate or spin it, but it won't do that.  Sometimes I can push it up as far as I can & then bear down as I pull it down & that will work, but it doesn't always work & I can't always stay in the bathroom for 20 plus minutes fighting with my cup.  I've also tried inserting a finger alongside it to give it space to open, but that doesn't always work either.  I've only gone through one period using it, but I saw no improvement in getting it to open during those days.  I am 39 & had a c-section 3 years ago.  I am using model 2.  Can anyone help??
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