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So I'm 20 years old (not a virgin). I've been to this community before and posted but I completely forgot my login info including the email I used so I started a new account.

Anyway, it's been a few years since I tried inserting my diva cup, and after much failure my last time, I finally decided to go back to it. Tonight I attempted to insert it, but I found it hurt and was very uncomfortable put it in. I feel like I'm going backwards cause I've had it in before, although without the correct seal, which made it uncomfortable to wear. Now I can barely stick it in without feeling pain or discomfort.

I think I'm probably afraid of it popping open too soon. I'm currently using the punch down fold and I can't seem to hold it in place whilst trying to shove it up far enough where the sun don't shine. the entire bottom of the cup is still outside my body when this happens.... I've had it pop itself open and slide out in the process. I'm not sure what fold to use really, since the other folds seem complicated to do or I have issues holding the cup in the folded position. Ideally I need something slim at the tip (since I'm having pain issues) that holds together when you hold it from the base.

Anything I can try to make this easier? I figured I'd start now since I'm on my period and it's my last month of vacation before school starts that I can mess with this thing while on my period and not have to go out of my house during this first part of the learning curve when it's most apt to leak due to me getting the seal wrong.

Also, as I'd rather not mess with this too much due to possible leaks while I'm learning when I have to be out of the house for classes and stuff, is there any way anyone would recommend to practice with this thing?
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 7th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
As long as the whole rim is inside, it's om if part of it sticks out when it opens. Better it pops open then than not at all ! Then you can kegel or gently nudge it in place. It may be too long for you, that depends on how high/low or how far from the entrance your cervix is (which you can check for yourself with a finger). The cup should be fully unfolded, it can be oval though, and (o) aorund the tip of your cervix, contrary to what the instructions say. Most of us don't have several cup lengths between the entrance and our cervix, and even if we did, the cup would end up sitting as far as it can.
What you can try : water based lube or coconut oil to make it slide in easier, different positions (lying on your back on your bed, sitting on the toilet, on the edge of the tub, etc.) and different folds : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6L-POE-b0 Good luck ! :)