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22 January 2013 @ 09:23 pm
I'm a new Diva Cup user, and today was my first time getting it in. I have NO leaks and i have stuck my finger up there to make sure that the cup is open, but my problem is, throughout the day i get pressure down there. Its not as painful as a cramp, but annoying enough for me to know that the cup is in. it gets uncomfortable. I was wondering if i'm doing anything wrong or is it supposed to feel like that? Its sorta like a full feeling.
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 23rd, 2013 03:09 am (UTC)
It's not unusual to feel the cup for the first cycle or two that you use it. After 5 years, there are still occasional BLECH sensitive days that I'm aware of my cup too but take comfort that it's there. Hang in there. It sounds like you're well on your way to success. Now you just need to learn to trust it. :o)
jojomojososo on January 24th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
At day 2, i don't really feel the cup anymore except when its "telling" me to empty it... does that make sense? and is that normal? and i'm experiencing some leaking after a couple of hours, but granted i am in my heavy flow days.. is that normal?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 24th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh good! You can already tell when it's telling you to empty it. Yes, everything is perfectly normal. As you learn the fine art of using the cup, you'll probably also conquer the leaking. Some of it is probably what we call "residual slobber," which is the flow that winds up in the nooks and crannies of your vag during a change and then succumbs to gravity. There are ways of swiping that away that may or may not work for all. (Check the leaking and spotting tags.) Or you can just wear a liner to catch it, which is what I do.

Hurray for you!!! :oD
jojomojososo on January 24th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Oh and a few more quick things. Is there a way I can remove the cup without it feeling I am going to rip out my vagina? I think its because I am a virgin and my hymen is getting in the way. Also, is there a way to remove it without getting my hands looking like I just committed a mass murder?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 24th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Check the removal tags for lots of good advice. Removal is a little different for everyone. Try this, try that. Sooner or later you'll find a method or two that work best for you.

If you haven't already, check out the Virgins Guide to Cups on the FAQ page.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 24th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
I had the same problem with my large lunette. The diva is in the middle of stiff and soft, so there are plenty of options that are softer than the diva if you choose to switch. If you don't get used to the feeling and it continues to bother you you can switch to a softer cup. Here is a copy/ paste from the stiffness chart (scale from 1- softest to 10- stiffest) from the diva and softer from
http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

Si-Bell 1
CupLee: 1.2
Meluna (Small Soft): 1.5
FemmyCycle: 1.7
IrisCup: 1.7
SheCup: 2
LilyCup: 2
RubyCup: 2
Green Donna (large/small) 2
LadyCup (large/small, rim is thicker that middle or base): 2
Fleurcup (large/small): 2
Meluna (Medium Soft): 2
Femmecup (in the center, the rim and base are firmer: 2.5
Naturcup (Large, softer on the bottom than on the top): 3
Miacup (Large and small): 3
JuJu (large/small): 3
Diva Cup (large and small): 4
Small Lunette: 4

Edited at 2013-01-24 10:29 pm (UTC)