helloagainnn (helloagainnn) wrote in menstrual_cups,

first time cup wearer, discomfort while wearing

hey guys, so i got my new diva cup size 1 in the mail and decided to try it on today(on day 3 ). I've been wearing tampons for probably the past 4-5 years so insertion of foreign objects isnt anything new and im not a virgin, no children...

so insertion was kinda okay not as scary as anticipated as the cup looked huge! i did the punch down method.
one thing i experienced was that when i thought it was inserted properly, the stem was just maybe half and inch inside the opening of my v.
i tried on at home and was sitting down most of the time, couldnt really feel it inside.
but when i walked to my balcony (maybe 10 or 15 steps away) i could actually feel it. it felt like it was about to fall out and i could feel the stem kind poking out at the opening. this is the exact feeling i get whenever my tampon is super soaked and not inserted properly.

i've tried removing and reinserting in, making sure it goes in enough, but whenever i stand up i can feel it within 10secs.

am i supposed to keep it up there using my PC muscles? i cant feel it when i use the muscles but whenever i relax i can totally feel it !

i hope someone has experienced it and can give me some of your advice...
i was thinking if it might be too big for me since i've read somewhere that diva is one of the bigger ones..
maybe i should get a fleurcup but i really want to give this a few tries though i doubt i will dare to wear this out in public for fear that it might just slip out.

**EDIT** i trimmed off half of the stem and it works!! dont feel it anymore!! i love my menstrual cup!
Tags: divacup, first time use, stem length/trimming

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