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20 February 2014 @ 11:24 am
Hi Folks,

I hope I can get some advice. I have bought the Diva Cup- didn't do much on the way of cervix vs. cup stuff- until it's my period and the Diva Cup is horrid to my lady parts.

So I googled trouble shooting tips for the Diva and found this amazing community and now I need advice because after going through post after post I have about confused the crap out of myself.

So here are the deets:

I'm 27, 1 vaginal birth, have a very low sitting cervix. Flow is heavy first day and light the rest of the days. I love the cup- I have no issue with width or removal or insertation.

Issues:

The diva cup is waaayy to long- I've cut off the stem and was still way too long. Flipped it inside out- and it was better except it won't stay put at this point and is annoying the hell outta me. I am clenching my pelvic muscles all day long and the minute I relax while it's inside out it's like a slip and slide in there. (Yes the cup is fully open).

So do you have any suggestions on which cup would be a better fit for me? I've seen Meluna and all sorts batted around and am weighing in for advice before trying to locate a purchasing site.

I appreciate it.
 
Megan: EhhSqrlhdsqrl on February 20th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
I was happy with the Diva for a full year before I started experiencing the same "sliding out" issue you reported. I switched to the large Fleurcup and the problem has been solved. Don't be alarmed by the look of the Fleur's stem - it's very flexible and of course can be trimmed if necessary. The more rounded cup of the Fleur is what I think helps it stay where it's supposed to sit.
bluestocking01 on February 20th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
The Fleur stem is more flexible than the diva? The stem was always poking and was very uncomfortable for me on the diva- that's why it had to go. Have you had any issues with the Fluer since you switched?

Thanks
Megan: JazzHandshdsqrl on February 20th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
I think it's (the stem) far more flexible than the Diva's. The Diva's is like a little tube, right? The Fleur's is more like a flat solid rectangle sort of thing, and it bends very easily. I haven't needed to trim mine at all, as it just lies quietly along one side of me and bends when I bend, etc.