cluelessmimi (cluelessmimi) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Not sure why my cup fell out

When I first learned about cups, I loved the idea and got a Diva Cup (at the time, I didn't know there were so many options out there). I got a size 2 because I'm in my 30s and have one child (vaginal birth). I also have an average flow (I usually use regular tampons, sometimes needing a super on the first day).

At first, it seemed great. I never had a leak issue and thought I was inserting it correctly. The stem protruded a bit, so I turned it inside out, which helped, but after a month or two I had a really hard time keeping it in. Every time I sat down, especially in the bathroom, it would come either mostly or completely out. Sorry if this is TMI, but I finally had to give up on it when it fell in during an episode of a very upset stomach (which often happens when I have my period).

Also, my vagina got pretty tired after using it for a couple of days straight. Perhaps it was too wide?

A lot of threads on here suggest that the falling out is due to a short canal. However, I think mine is long (I can't reach my cervix). My cervix is tilted, though.

So, I'd really like to try another cup, but because I'm not sure what the problem was, I don't know what to look for in a new one. Any advice? Thanks!

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