sylvieb12 (sylvieb12) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Love my DivaCup but...

Hey All,
I lurked on this page for quite a while before finally deciding a on a DivaCup and it was definitely one of the best decisions I have made. I am 22, not a virgin, and I think I have a fairly high cervix because I've never been able to find it (I've tried many times during many points in my cycle). Not knowing where my cervix is, however, has not been a problem for me with the DivaCup. I was fortunate enough to have the cup work the first time I tried it, though I'll admit that I felt a little queasy the first few times I inserted/removed it. Removing the cup is sometimes a little painful at the end but it's manageable. I can safely say that I will never go back to tampons but I have a couple of questions:

1. The cup sits low, which I like because I was really worried about not being able to reach it. However, the stem pokes me sometimes and I'm considering trimming it a bit. I got through one cycle without the cup getting out of a reach but I'm wondering if I should wait a few more cycles to make sure the cup will always sit low.

2. (I apologize in advance if this is TMI) I can't for the life of me pass a bowel movement with the cup in. I always removed my tampons before pooping (I usually needed to change it anyway) but I don't really like the idea of having to remove the cup and hold it or put it down somewhere. Thoughts?
Tags: bowel movements, divacup, stem length/trimming
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