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28 February 2013 @ 03:13 pm
Hi all!

I have a small size 1 Divacup, and I've been noticing it's putting some mild pressure on my bladder when it's in. I usually just ignore it, but it'll bug me at least once a cycle. It feels like I have to go to the bathroom all the time, and even after I urinate it feels like my bladder isn't completely empty. Some days are better than others, but I always feel these symptoms while it's in, if only extremely mildly(Usually I hardly notice at all).

So the questions I have are these:
Are there any health risks to continue to use it while it puts this light pressure on my bladder?
Is there another cup out there that would work better for me? (The Divacup seems perfect in size/length though)
Should I somehow be putting my cup in different? (Higher/lower? Angled different?)

The pressure isn't uncomfortable enough to make me stop using the cup and go back to *shudder* previous methods, but it's like a little itch that I just can't scratch! Or something like that :P

Any insight would be helpful!
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teacupcake89 on March 1st, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
compare your diva with other cups here: http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

and have a look at the photo comparisons to see how they actually compare next to your diva here: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library (the diva has a very short stem, but most cups with a shorter body have stems that amke them the stem length as the diva overall)

a softer stiffness and/or narrower cup will press on your bladder less so have a gander at the stiffness charts here: http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 1st, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
This. I'd say the pressure is usually a stiffness issue. There are a bunch of softer cups you could consider, OP.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 1st, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
I thought for sure you were going to recommend the Cuplee. :) Similar in shape to the Diva, but (by all accounts) much softer.
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 1st, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
Haha, I don't want to sound like I'm pushing it on people all the time. ;) but yeah, I think it's great.