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07 November 2012 @ 04:55 pm
I've searched through the FAQ's, but I just don't get it or I don't get how to use livejournal. 

I'm confused - is the cup supposed to go around the cervix? The pictures that came with the diva cup didn't seam like that. 

I can get it in, but I don't know how to aim for anything, there really doesn't seem enough room to do anything. I try and push the walls of my vagina to get it open, but I can't move it around at all. 

The first time, I had it in for 12 hours and didn't have any leaking and it was half full. But since then, I've been lying in bed all day and when I get up to go to the bathroom, I immediately leak a lot and I take it out and it's not that full. I've finally put a tampon in because I'm tired of getting blood all over changing it every couple hours. 

Any advice would be great, thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 8th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
IGNORE the illustrations that come with the cup. Yes, a cup will usually sit (O) around your cervix, however high or low it happens to be that particular day.

This is one of MANY methods to get a cup to open. It works best for me. Would it work for you too? Insert the cup so the rim is just beyond your pubic bone. Insert your finger on the soft back side of your vag to create an air channel so the cup can open fully. Once it is open fully, then give it a boost as you kegel it up and into place. If you have trouble getting it to open, remove it and re-insert it so the folded part is facing the other way (up instead of down, left instead of right, etc) and try again.

Because the Diva is the longest of all the cups, sometimes it's too long on your low cervix days. If you think that's the case, flip the cup inside out to shorten it and try again. That cured the Diva leaking problem for me. I hope it does for you too.
bec_clothcyclebec_clothcycle on November 9th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
leaking cup
Hi, Some women find using the punch down fold and facing the punched side away from you while inserting the cup towards your back (not upwards) can help the cup open up and create a seal better ? Just a suggestion. I also find rotating the cup around 180 using the base helps as doing this releases some air which helps with suctioning and ensures the cup is fully open. Nudge it in a bit until it feels comfortable after you do this using a rocking action.

Not sure if this is any help... there is also a post about this problem on the Menstrual Cup Friendhood site - Melissa from Zanashop replies to member with lots of info. The post is titled "Diva Cup leaking" if you wish to take a look at it.

Good luck with it and hope you find the solution soon, Bec