dcuser (dcuser) wrote in menstrual_cups,

How can I make this crampy poking stop?

Hello! I've been reading the posts on here for the last couple days and appreciate all the helpful feedback everyone gives. I'm a first time Diva Cup user, and so far things are going pretty well. No leaks to speak of, removal is still pretty tough but I found sitting on the toilet worked much better than squatting in the shower did for me. Insertion hasn't been a problem either, but I do have a question. I feel like the stem is poking me and giving me a crampy feeling, and don't know what I need to do to adjust that. It's not that it's too close to the entrance of my vagina (that feeling is irritating as well but it's not the same), it's almost like it's pushing against the softer tissue a little farther in, kind of like where your G-spot would be, maybe a little further down than that though, and not necessarily on the top side, more on the bottom side. Does that make sense? I'm having a hard time explaining. It's that same feeling you get when there's pressure on your cervix, but it's definitely not my cervix, and it seems to be because of the stem. When I insert the cup I try to push it in as far as I can, so I don't know it I just need to try to push it in further or if you have any other helpful tips. I don't want to cut the stem at this point because I still haven't really mastered removal, it's usually a struggle and I don't think I could get it out without the stem at this point. The first time I tried it I didn't notice it (this is day 3 now), and it seems like that first time I got it farther up too, so maybe it's related to that? I'm LOVING the benefit of the DC, I'd just like to get rid of this crampy feeling. It doesn't seem to be there constantly either, it kind of comes and goes. Any advice?
Tags: cramps, divacup, first time use
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