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kittycatdogwise
Hello!

I purchased a Diva Cup model 1 about 4 months ago, mainly because it was in the store by my house. I thought it would be a good fit for me because I have medium/sometimes heavy flow, 26, no kids, and what I thought was a high cervix.

I checked my cervix and it was higher, could barely feel it. I checked right when my period started, and it was an abnormal period for me when I checked early last fall. After struggling with insertion of the Diva Cup during my first period with the cup, I was thrilled when it finally opened. However, it started to feel uncomfortable and like it was going to fall out. I checked and it wasn't full, not even close. I decided to check my cervix...well, hello there! It sits lower than I thought. My cervix isn't super low, but I can feel a little past the 3rd knuckle on my middle finger, and a little lower on my heaviest day.

I've tried a couple of more times with the Diva, but it's just uncomfortable, almost like a chafing feeling or an irritation. I know that not every cup is a perfect fit for everyone. Any suggestions of cups I should try? I am hoping the second one I purchase will work for me!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 28th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
Try flipping you Diva inside out to shorten it. It's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works for you. If you want another cup then compare it to other brands at the various size and capacity charts at the CommunityFAQ to figure out what you thnk will fit you better.
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on February 28th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
I had the same problem with the Diva Cup, you could try turning inside out, however, that didn't work for me. I let this discourage me for years and went back to using tampons and pads.

Luckily I found a cup that has worked for me not too long ago. I use SckoonCup and am very satisfied. I got a SckoonCup for a few reasons; the shape seemed like it would fit me better with a lower cervix, it doesn't have the "V" shape that I think bothers me with some other cups but rather a bell shape, it doesn't have ridges and things that might irritate the vaginal walls. Some people don't like the flower grips at the bottom of the cup, which is pretty but also helps to pinch when removing your cup. For those people that the flower petals irritate their skin it's an easy fix just to take a nail file and smooth it out. I also like how smooth and soft it is to the touch, it has enough spring to pop open for me, too.

Have you considered any of the bell shaped cups?

kittycatdogwisekittycatdogwise on March 6th, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
Sorry, I should have stated, I did try turning it inside out. I also tried to file down the lines around the bottom of the cup. Just a wrong fit I believe. I have thought about a SckoonCup after looking at the the size charts. Do you have to purchase SckoonCup online?
missmojorisin71missmojorisin71 on March 6th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yep, I got mine on Amazon.com. You can go to www.sckooncup.com or look up SckoonCup USA on Amazon.com (if you're in the US that is).