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04 April 2014 @ 11:04 am
Hello! I've been watching this site for a bit and I bought the only cup (easily) available in Canada; the DivaCup. Model 1.
I just tried the disposable SoftCup by Instead, and it worked fine, it leaked every time I used the bathroom and I was a little afraid to sneeze but hey, still better than pads. Anyway, I'm 20, non-virgin, no kids.
In all honesty I'm pretty familiar with my set up and I'm comfortable with cups because I'm familiar with toys. BUT I haven't the foggiest idea where my cervix is. Maybe it's really high? I'm not sure, all I know is my fingers don't reach. (Maybe that's why my gyno seems so gung-ho in my Pap tests? Ugh. ).
The Diva instructions say you should just use it to basically plug the opening and to keep the stem level with the vaginal opening. But I'm thinking there's no way it will stay there. It'll go up or out basically. Hence why I'm asking about the cervix position. Do you guys mostly try to get the cup to seal around the cervix itself? That's the impression I'm under. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my post and help me out!
Ashatenlegspider on April 4th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
I bought a Mooncup in about 2002 and didn't give my cervix any thought until maybe 2005. The cup positions itself. In some cases it's not quite right and needs some tweaking, but I think mostly it'll find where it needs to go.

If you successfully used a softcup then you either positioned it around your cervix, or let go and it found it's way there (I'm not sure what's involved, but I know it sits around the cervix), and you got it out too so you shouldn't have trouble with the much longer Diva. Just put it in and see if it works. If it does, jackpot. If it doesn't this community can help you sort it out.
nephnaynephnay on April 4th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah I wasn't even sure about the softcup, it leaked frequently and don't know if I found my cervix, I just pushed it in flat till it wouldn't go further, then just tilted it. Meh. I think it worked as a general barrier. It probably didn't work because I couldn't find it. But I'm excited to try my DivaCup!
elisamba on April 5th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC)
My experience with all cups, long or short, is that they wiggle their way up to the cervix within minutes of insertion. The Diva should be fine for you, it is one of the longest cups.