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08 October 2013 @ 03:49 pm
Just I just ordered my Diva Cup! I am extremely excited, so much so I paid for overnight shipping(only because I just started by cycle about a day ago). I have done quite a lot of research and feel comfortable with my purchase. After reading review after review I know this is the product for me. I am on seasonique so I only get my period once every 3 months but when I do get it I hate it, I imagine like many women. I find it to be extremely inconvenient, costly, and just a pain to have to deal with; thus the reason I am on seasonique. After starting my period the other day it reminded me how much I hate “Aunt Flow” and having to run to the store to purchase tampons and just flush my money down the toilet and that’s when the search began. Most of the things I have read seem to be good if not GREAT things. I was wondering if any of you experienced Diva’s have any tips, tricks, and secrets for a newbie like me. Like I mentioned above I read so many reviews and having done so the main things I am concerned about is getting it in right(obviously) and if there is a way to tell without witnessing a homicide scene in my pants. Also, getting it out… lots of reviews on how difficult it can be to remove.
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions!

Maggie aka Diva Newbie
 
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 8th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
As long as you pull the stem slowly until you can reach the base of the cup and squeeze to break the suction it won't be difficult to remove at all. Just make sure you keep hold of the cup so as not to drop it. :)

Take a look at my blog, Diva was my first cup and I love it!!
periodbloggy.blogspot.com
mhay06 on October 8th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I read through your blog, which is incredibly helpful by the way, and decided to switch to the keeper! I was able to cancel and order the keeper and still get it tomorrow! Thank you for the great reviews!
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 9th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Wow! Thanks!! :)
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 9th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Also, unlike a lot of other companies, they have a return policy. Not to mention amazing customer service. I am sure you're going to be so happy with this one...
teacupcake89 on October 9th, 2013 07:58 am (UTC)
just to warn you the keeper is very stiff, so don't be surprised if you can 'feel' the cup more or it presses on your bladder!

you'll probably have to trim the very long stem somewhat but don't do that right away, wait until you've worn it for a day or two/overnight when you know how high it likes to ride up.

despite what all instructions say cups like (and need) to sit underneath/around your cervix, so finding it if you haven't already is a good start. get some water based lubricant to put on yourself to help with insertion.
mhay06 on October 9th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
I plan to wear it tonight for starters. To first get use to it, see how I like it, and if there is any leaking I’m not stuck at work with that problem. I use to use the nuvaring so I have a general idea of where mine is and feel pretty conformable with having to insert it. Thanks for the recommendation about the stem.
periodbloggyperiodbloggy on October 9th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
I think the Keeper is firm but soft in a comfortable way. I think the Yuuki is firm in a painful, you can feel it inside you way...
curlydevacurlydeva on October 9th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
Periodbloggy Awesome blog! I really enjoyed reading!!
mhay06 on October 9th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
So I got my keeper! I tried to insert as per the directions given and it just was not working. One major problem I encountered is I have fairly long nails and that made it a little difficult. After a few failed attempts I'm taking a break and will try again possibly using a different folding technique. I am concerned with how fast this sucker pops open tho.
teacupcake89 on October 10th, 2013 09:37 am (UTC)
the reason it pops open so quickly is because (if you have the rubber keeper) it's the stiffest cup out there!

try using various folds as shown in this video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5hh0W-nFw don't worry if you can't do all of them, the small lunette in the video is much softer than your keeper. the punchdown, triangle, 7 and labia folds are all good ones to try as they have narrower insertion points.

try wetting the cup or using some water based lubricant like KY jelly on yourself to make it slide in easier.

angle your nails slanted inwards towards the cup so you don't nick yourself, I have long nails and after getting used to angling and placing them deliberately manage just fine.
trejoytrejoy on October 12th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
Strongly second the advice to wet the cup. I run mine under water for initial insertion since a dry cup is a needless struggle for me to get in properly, and causes discomfort.