log314 (log314) wrote in menstrual_cups,

New user - can't get the cup to pop open/suction issues

Hey there,

I've been reading through this forum for awhile now, just trolling for advice & info. This is my second cycle using my diva cup. I'm 34 & have been sexually active since 19, but have not had children. I got the larger size (2 I think) because of age, flow, etc. thinking that would be the way to go, but I'm having serious issues getting the thing to pop open most of the time. I've tried turning it 360 degrees, but that's just flat out painful for me & I usually end up stabbing something with my nails (which are not long).
Long story short is sometimes it opens on it's own & it works so well & I'm a happy camper, but other times it doesn't & I fight with it to no avail & usually end up hurting myself. This isn't a horrible thing except on days 2 & 3 because I have extremely bad cramps anyway & trying to get it in just exacerbates the pain.
My question is this: if I switched to the smaller size would I have better luck? or perhaps a different brand (I chose Diva because I didn't have to order it online - it's the only one available in my area)?

Thanks everyone for having such a wonderful open community to help discover this wonderful invention (even if I haven't had total success yet).
Tags: cramps, divacup, insertion, insertion - painful or problems, popping open, seal & suction, sizes/size issues
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