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voldieshorts
07 December 2012 @ 09:43 am
okay so I got a Divacup about a week ago, and I'm about ready to toss it out a window. First day of my period is not so much of a flow but not quite spotting, so I gave it a try and I could feel the thing the entire time. So I took it out and decided to try in the morning.

After 5 inserts and removal and trimming the stem little by little, I eventually just chopped the entire stem off. Just when I think everything is okay and can finally get a break, I have constant feeling of having to pee. Does it get any better?! 

UPDATE: Thank you all for the advice!  I turned my Diva inside out to make it shorter and this thing.is.AWESOME! 
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 7th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, it does get better. You're in the dreaded learning curve. You're learning to use the cup and your body is learning to adjust to it. That urge to pee will lessen -- especially after you don't need to insert and remove it half a dozen times. ;o)

If you think it feels too long, then try flipping it inside out to shorten it, especially on your low-cervix days.

Hang in there, you've ALMOST got it!!!
voldieshortsvoldieshorts on December 7th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad there's support out there for new learners!
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 7th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
As you may have found out on your own, the Divacup isn't just one size fit all. In fact, it's a pity it has such good marketing (in the US), given it's actually freakin' long. If it feels like it's still too long for your anatomy, flip it inside out like a sock and wear it that way. Have you been able to locate your cervix, or to wear the cup for a couple hours ? so you know if it might ride up on you after a bit, or if it's just too long.

To answer your question, your body might just get used to its new inhabitant, or you might need a different cup... Softer usually means less likely to be felt, although in your case it'd try flipping it inside out to shorten it first, and giving it a whole period. From there, compare your options here : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
voldieshortsvoldieshorts on December 7th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
well so far I've worn it for 3 hours, and I don't notice it until I start walking and then it's like it's rubbing on the inside of me. When I'm sitting it's perfect I don't notice it. but standing and walking is torture. I guess I might need a softer or shorter cup, I'm going to try flipping it inside out to see for sure. Thank you!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 7th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
If it fits you better flipped inside out, then it's perfectly OK to wear it that way. Don't rush to buy another cup yet. Get to know your Diva -- what you like and don't about it -- and then use that information to pick your next cup. It might turn out that you don't need another after all.
voldieshortsvoldieshorts on December 7th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! I tried flipping it inside out after emptying it (my periods are wicked heavy) and it was totally not having it, but I won't give up, I'll have to try it again.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 7th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Pssst... warm water makes it softer, cold water makes it firmer / springy-er.
voldieshortsvoldieshorts on December 8th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!