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18 March 2014 @ 09:09 am
Hello, I tried looking through the tags and I didn't see one for bladder. Maybe I just missed it. Anyway, yesterday was my first day with a Diva Cup. I am 32 and have never been pregnant, but I ended up buying the size 1 to start with. I don't mind moving up a size if I have to. Anyway, insertion seemed to go pretty well (it's a lot easier than the Nuvaring!). I was able to form a seal and no leakage. The only problem is that I feel a constant pressure on my bladder and some small bladder cramps from time to time. I actually had to take it out last night at bedtime because I couldn't sleep. Do you think this is a placement issue or the type of cup. I've read on here that there are softer cups. Maybe I need one of those?
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 18th, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Actually, the Diva isn't that stiff. It rates a 4, with 10 being stiffest on the squishiness chart. http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 18th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
It could just be that you need to get used to it. Or it might not be as good a fit as you'd like it to be. Get through the dreaded learning curve with it and figure out what you like and don't about it. Then use the various size charts at the Community FAQ to compare it to others and decide whether or not another brand would be more comfortable.
m03m on March 18th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Do you think this is a placement issue or the type of cup.

No, I don't... for now I think it's your body getting used to the cup. Give yourself some time, it may very well subside.
If it doesn't, in a cycle or two, then it's early enough to think about getting a differently shaped cup or one with a softer rim.

Placement issues: for most of us, we don't choose where the cup sits... the cup decides.
sunnybeebop on March 18th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
I sometimes have the same problem. I think its placement or just my body changes throughout the day. I've had to take out my cup to sleep too, but that's only happened once. I'd keep trying with your Diva for now :)
bedlam-n-bedlahbedlam_n_bedlah on March 19th, 2014 02:25 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone! I'll keep on keeping on for now. :)