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25 October 2013 @ 08:47 pm
Hey peeps!

I recently.. Meaning yesterday I bought a diva cup! It took a while to get used to things and actually get the cup inserted, but eventually I got it. It's been feeling nice. No leakage, nothing.... The problem is I can't get it out. I sometimes seem to break the seal, but it's painful to do so. I can get it down enough to pinch the base, but that is also painful and creates a lot of suction. Help please! This is freaking me out and I soon will be going to the doctor of I can't get it out!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 26th, 2013 03:55 am (UTC)
First and foremost... STOP PANICKING!!!!

Squat in the tub/shower so you're not afraid of dropping it or making a mess. Keep your jaw slack and don't forget to breathe. Use your muscles to "push" it down as low as you can and then wiggle it out a little at a time.

GO SLOW! TAKE YOUR TIME!!!

If you feel suction building, use your finger on the soft back side of your vag to get air into/above the cup. Then continue rocking.

Another method is to stick your finger in, squish the cup so your finger becomes "a hot dog in a bun" and then slide it out like that. It's messy but gets the job done.

Sometimes a spoon is a good pry tool to break a stubborn seal too.

Most of all... RELAX, RELAX, RELAX!
elisamba on October 26th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
Oh that reminds me of myself! My first time it took me about an hour to get it out, now it takes five seconds. The previous poster is right, the first thing to do is relax! Take a break, have your morning coffee if you didn't, your shower too. In the shower, squat, insert your thumb and pointer finger first, and push like a bowel movement. You'll feel the cup coming down, squeeze it and sort of inch your fingers up. Try pulling at a an angle to one side. At some point you will literally hear the suction release and the cup will feel more limp. Then ease it out slowly, keeping the rim collapsed.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 26th, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)
Did you get it out yet?

Enlarge the anti-suction holes around the rim. They help with popping open and also with breaking the seal for removal. The holes on the cup with the largest holes are 2mm. Something like a piercing punch will probably leave a less ragged edge than scissors or a drill, etc.
suzibird on October 26th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the help! I did manage to finally get it out after taking a break and trying a couple more times :) I feel like I can take on the world now!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 26th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
YIPEE! You're well on your way and hopefully you will LOVE your cup as much as the rest of us love ours. :o)
suzibird on October 26th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
I am hoping I love my diva cup too! I really like the idea and want this to work out!I think now that I've successfully inserted it and removed it once I am good :) I like it much more now that I know I can do it
elisamba on October 26th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for updating us! You'll see it gets easier every time and hopefully you'll love your cup as much as I do mine.