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04 March 2014 @ 11:07 am
Hi everyone,
25 yo female, never given birth. I've been lurking around here forever. I finally decided to jump into the menstrual cup world following my decision to discontinue hormonal birth control. My periods without HBC are much heavier, and tampons are a nuisance.

I bought a Diva Cup in Size 1 yesterday. I'm currently having my period. My first insertion and removal yesterday were not too difficult. I didn't have any leaking other than what I assume was a bit of residual blood when I wiped after peeing.

This morning, not so great. I tried to remove it while squatting in the tub, but every time I reached for it, it felt like I pushed it further up there. I could barely reach the stem, let alone the base. The cup's stem was basically blocked by my pubic bone, making it very difficult to get at. After a few tries and a few breaks to calm myself down, I finally got it out. I'm having the same issues trying to remove it a few minutes ago, and decided to step away from it for a few hours.

I really don't want to give up on this, because I love everything about it besides the removal process. Is my cervix just super high? Will removal get easier over time? Is my vagina just a weird shape? I really don't want to have to send my SO up there after it with pliers...
britbritandmebritbritandme on March 6th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I completely agree with kuradi8. Another cup that's shorter could really get lost by traveling up too high! I've had this happen towards the end of my period. My SckoonCup has a long enough stem that doesn't bother me and I can grab that and bear down for a comfortable release. SckoonCup is a shaped more like a bell, so I like how it sits inside of me.

However, there was one time I was trying to grab the stem as it was sitting behind that pelvic bone, and I had stop to go cut my nails because I was aggravating my vaginal walls. Ouch! I haven't had that happen again, but our bodies sometimes like to challenge us a little!