sdk006 (sdk006) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Help! I'm new to LiveJournal and new to DivaCup!

I need help! I recently purchased a DivaCup Model 1 and cannot seem to figure it out. I have read post after post and do not know what I am doing wrong.

I am 23, I'm not a virgin, I've never had a child, I am 4' 9" tall and weigh 93 pounds. Although I am not a virgin I have a very tight vagina, the gynecologist has to use a small speculum (pretty sure that is the right word) instead of the regular. Just to give perspective getting two fingers in is a tight squeeze.

Inserting the DivaCup hurts, I have tried many different folds and all of them hurt. Not only does it hurt to insert but removing hurts just as much if not worse! I tried to get it right for 30 minutes this morning and was so sore and felt so sick I gave up. I have managed to get it in but when I go I cannot for the life of me turn it whatsoever. It doesn't move once it is in. I have to use so much strength just to insert and remove that I am exhausted. What hurts the most is it hitting against my other hole (whatever it is called that you pee out of) when inserting and removing.

I have yet to try wearing it for more than a few minutes since I cannot get it in correctly. I have heard to find your cervix and read up on it, I must have short fingers because I cannot find my cervix.

Any help would be much appreciated! I don't want to give up, but I also don't want to hurt myself trying to use this. I have heard you can't be too small, so I'm guessing I'm not.

UPDATE: I tried this morning by laying down, I didn't rush, and I got it in!!! Thank you so much for all the help! I hope taking it out goes as smoothly this evening. Tomorrow is going to be my first actual day that isn't just spotting and usually one of my heaviest, so it's doubtful I will be able to do it the way I did today without making a hopefully it goes well. Thanks again!

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