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26 February 2013 @ 04:09 pm
Hey everyone! I am 16, (17 in a month!) anyways, I've been using my Divacup (size 1) for about a year and I use it just about every month. What always seems to happen though is that after a few days it becomes slightly painful to remove. It actually tears a little skin on the inside of my vagina. It's not my hymen though, You know how you can kind of grab that thin layer of skin just a little inside the vagina. It's more towards your anus, rather than the clitoris. It's skin on top, but that pink kind of vaginaey flesh on the inside. (Sorry about my very specific description) It's the flesh they would cut if you were having an episiotomy, here is a cartoon picture of that flesh:


Where it says "midline episiotomy" is where it tears and it tears on the inside. It's like an extremely reduced version of the problem many women have when they have birth sometimes: that tearing on the inside of that flesh. I use lubricant, but it is still a problem. I remove it by squeezing the base and pulling it out. The cup coming out doesn't hurt that bad, it's more just having to reach and grab it. I remove it with relaxed muscles, but then it's harder to reach so I have to reach more which hurts. If I push it out with my muscles while grabbing and pulling it out it helps but it still hurts. Is this problem something I'm just going to have to deal with, or is there a solution?
teacupcake89 on February 27th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
I have this too and find that using lots of lube for removal helps. Are you partially refolding the cup for removal? if not then this should helps lots, try to refold the cup into a partial c-fold, use both hands if need be, or 'hot dog in a bun method' where you press one side of the cup in with a finger and remove with the cup folded around the finger. also removing the cup at a diagonal one corner at a time can help prevent it coming out all at once.

Another option is to get a narrower softer cup that will be easier to refold for removal. have a look at the size charts here: and compare the length of your diva with how much stem you have left with the other cups like a small fleurcup, or a small si-bell (very soft!) they hold around the same as your small diva.
juliiie87juliiie87 on February 27th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Small si-bell is nice and soft but short, I'd advise a Cuplee as it's somewhat longer. but for now, I support using lots of lube on your fingers and all around the entrance for insertion & removal.
teacupcake89 on February 28th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
oops I forgot the cuplee! although the si-bell is slightly longer than the cuplee including the stem, I guess it depends how much of the diva stem the OP's cup has left :)
trula_rtrula_r on March 1st, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
I have this problem too, although I haven't remedied it yet. I'd love to hear any solutions, as it is quite painful sometimes.