0mandabear0 (0mandabear0) wrote in menstrual_cups,

I think I might have a problem...

Hello all! I'm not exactly new to the menstrual cup scene but I don't have a lot of experience with anything other than DivaCup.
I'm a 24 year old mom of 2 (both c-sections). I bought my size 2 Diva Cup before having my second child and it worked wonderfully! I really want to get back to that!

After I had my second child I didn't have a period for over a year until she started eating more solid food, so I didn't really have an opportunity to use my cup. When my period finally came back I used cloth pads for a bit and finally went back to my Diva. Maybe tmi, but I'm actually quite a bit tighter since having my second. The period I used my Diva cup was a little uncomfortable but mostly bearable. I was starting to toy with the idea of buying a different cup. It was really hard to get the cup in because it was so big, no matter how I folded it. Also the stem poked out and irritated me. The second and most recent cycle was pure hell. It was still hard to get in because of the size and also difficult to remove. Both very pretty painful. The more I had to remove and insert it the worse it got. By the end of my period I was completely raw and in agony.

I think I need a smaller around and shorter cup. I also feel a softer cup may be more comfortable. I don't know if it's important or not but the first 3 days or so of my period are really heavy. I would completely fill my Diva Cup to the rim at least 3+ times daily, generally more frequently.

I would absolutely love any suggestions anyone might have for me!
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