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28 October 2013 @ 08:14 pm
I was pretty excited to get the Diva Cup yesterday and managed to get it in with little trouble. I found it a bit uncomfortable but it was definitely working. When it was in it felt like a lot of pressure towards my low back. Is this normal? I figured its just going to take getting used to?

The more unpleasant part was getting it out! I had a terrible time!! I could barely grab the end of it and I was able to shift it back and forth but the suction was so strong that it took me an unbelievable amount of time to remove it. (when i put it in I tried to get it to sit lower but once it opened up it kind of got 'sucked in') so i don't know if it was too high but it was very hard to keep a hold on the end and pinch it and pull it out.

Now I'm so sore from trying to get it out that Ive decided to wait until my next cycle to try again. I'm feeling frustrated but am willing to stick with it. It sounds like it works so well for so many and I understand It will get easier. My first attempt to remove it was awful.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 29th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Read the questions and answers under the REMOVAL tags. You are having very common issues to get your cup out. It's all part of the dreaded learning curve. You'll get through it in no time. ;o)

Bear down, relax, use any number of techniques to get air up into/above the cup and finally rock it out at an angle.

Now that you're waiting for your next period to try again, enlarge the tiny little anti-suction holes around the rim. They help with popping open and to break 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 hole than scissors or a drill bit.
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 29th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
hello, One of my cups is the diva, the large diva, What size do you have?
It´s important to use your correct size.
The diva makes a lot of suction, maybe because her conic shape.
I never enlarge the holes, I think it´s not necessary, try again another cycle, if your diva go up into the vagina, try to push down (like in a birth),small and repetitives pushes, you will get the cup easily with your fingers.

good luck! For several women is difficult the first time. Don´t worry about that.