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auntieaimee
06 December 2012 @ 01:59 pm
I recently started using the Diva Cup, with no success. I cannot seem to get it inserted high enough. I can insert it and rotate it, but it still "pokes out" a bit. I have had a little leakage, which leads me to believe I haven't gotten it in right. I've read a bunch of posts that talk about how much work it is to remove, but I can just "pop" it out with a light tug on the stem. I'm wondering if maybe I should use the smaller size? Has anyone else had these problems? I really, really want this to work!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 6th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
The Diva is the longest of all the cup brands. And it is too long for many (including me.) Try flipping it inside out to shorten it. See if it fits you better that way. If it does, it's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works for you.

In case you want to compare dimensions of other cups:
http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
auntieaimeeauntieaimee on December 6th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
I actually did try flipping in inside out once and had a few very scary moments when I could not get it out! That was during the first few days of using it, so maybe I'll try that again. I'll take a look at that chart, too. Thanks!
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 6th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
It's normal that it takes a bit of practice and time to remove a fully expanded cup. You need to pinch it or insert a finger between your flesh and the cup in order to break the seal. Just tugging usually isn't enough, once the cup pops open.
Megan: GangstaCathdsqrl on December 6th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
I have the Diva, too, and once mine is in and fully expanded, I can push it horizontally (sort of) back into place - kind of into a place that feels made for it, if that makes sense. My first thought was that perhaps you've just not yet found that same sort of...channel...for lack of a better word. That, or it's just not a good fit for you at all. :\
m03m on December 7th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
It sounds like it may be too long, which is not uncommon at all.
Have you felt for your cervix? If so, is it low by any chance?
auntieaimeeauntieaimee on December 7th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks everyone for your input! I've done a whole bunch more reading and have now found that if I lay down, I can insert it properly. I hadn't tried that because the instructions specifically say *not* to do that, but it works for me! It won't exactly work if I need to empty it outside of my own home so I may still try the Lunette as I think my cervix is low. Who knew?! I'm pretty self-aware, but I'd never figured that out before... So glad for the help from so many knowledgeable women! :D
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 7th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yay ! so glad we helped. :)

If you have a Diva size II and are looking for a high capacity (so you won't have to remove it outside the house), then there are better options out there than Lunette. Besides, beware the larger Lunette is actually pretty firm compared to your Diva. There are just so many options out there, so now that you have the one cup working for you, if you still want a second one, take time to study them carefully. (And if you need help doing so... you know where to find us. ;) )