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04 February 2014 @ 01:46 pm
I didn't see a post about this so I made an account just to write one. I'm 17, virgin, and have actually never been able to touch my cervix (haven't tried during menstruation though). I got the Divacup mostly because I had no idea there were so many other kinds, and even though this is my first time actually using it it's doing pretty well. Only had a few leaks but that's because of newbie insertion and the fact that my flow is really heavy on the first day.

I can put it in fairly quickly and with no problems, I can even spin it around (wheeee). But when I try to remove it, pinching the base doesn't work to remove the suction. I read some of the other posts on here talking about how the Divacup specifically has really small holes, and I might try to address that, but... I try pinching the base and squishing it to one side, and I basically have to stick a finger all the way up to the rim and let air in so that I can pull the thing out (which makes some really weird noises, mind you), and while it doesn't hurt to remove it as much as it did, by the time I've gotten the damn thing out all the blood was just squished out of it and the whole endeavor was made pointless. I'm just wondering how you're supposed to take it out and keep all the blood in. I've felt that suction pain once, and am terrified of that happening again. I don't want to get another kind of cup, I already have two of the divacups and I live outside of the US so it's not exactly easy to buy a new one.

I also read somewhere about someone taking it out in the shower and throwing the blood on the walls like a serial killer. Knowing me, I'd probably just use it to draw a pentagram. TMI maybe, but this is a forum about menstrual cups, that line's all but gone.
xenargon on February 4th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Actually.. Is it possible you could link me to a post about maybe enlarging the holes? I've been looking for a while now and I can't seem to find anything. Is there one on this site? Obviously I haven't used livejournal much.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 4th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
You might find more info by clicking the seal & suction tag on the right - I looked real quick and found this comment thread in response to someone's inquiry about doing this on a Keeper: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3147934.html#comments

I've never used any of the brands that come with unusually small holes so I've never tried this myself, but good luck!