missourigirlie (missourigirlie) wrote in menstrual_cups,

I want to be a Diva!

I excitedly bought my first menstrual cup (a Diva size 1) last month at the beginning of my period. I read and reread the instructions, read tips on this forum, and even watched youtube videos about properly inserting the Diva Cup. I attempt putting it in several times a day throughout the duration of my period. I've tried sitting, squatting, and standing. I've tried putting it in on the toilet and in the shower. I've tried all of the folding techniques I can find. Even with all of that, I have not been able to even insert the Diva Cup and this is my second cycle since buying it. No matter what I try, whenever the cup pops open, part of the cup and all of the stem hangs outside of me. I've even tried guiding it or kegaling it in after it pops open, but it doesn't move. I haven't even been able to leave it in to see if it works or not because it's so low. I just don't understand what I could be doing wrong.

I know that my cervix is low during my period, but I noticed the diva cup is no longer than a tampon and I've never had problems with wearing a tampon. I am very familiar with finding my cervix because I use the fertility awareness method from Taking Charge of Your Fertility as birth control. I am 26, sexually active, but no children, so the Diva size 1 should work for me, right? I'm just frustrated because I have read all of the rave reviews of using these and so many people saying they got it in the first time, but I don't want to just give up and continue using tampons and pads.
Tags: cervix position, divacup, insertion, insertion - painful or problems, sizes/size issues
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