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26 June 2014 @ 04:26 pm
Hey everyone. I'm a first time cup user and friend I went to beauty school with inspired me to give these a try. So far so good I'm experiencing some leakage but that's mainly do to needing to learn more about my anatomy and the learning curve that comes with these cups. I'm using the diva 1 and the Lunette 1. I was scared the diva would be too. But it seemed to go in just fine on now my second day. But I was wondering am I supposed to feel the stem on them. I'm a little terrified of cutting them off. I'm scared that I won't be able to find it or have anything to grab on to. But the stem while not causing me pain it is annoying because I feel it when I move. Am I placing the cup in far enough or what? Right now the cup is sitting pretty close to being flush with my pelvic bone, I think. Any advice would be great. And sorry of this has been asked before I've read through most of the posts over the last few weeks but I can't remember seeing something about the stem.
 
Michellepinkdagger on June 26th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
No, you shouldn't feel the stem and you certainly shouldn't feel any discomfort. If you're afraid to commit to cutting it off, you can try turning the cup inside out (if it's new, it'll be a bit stiff, but it is doable) so the stem is on the inside. You can try using the cup stemless like that to see if it's better. The Diva Cup is the longest on the market - at least, last time I checked... Most people find flipping the cup or choosing a shorter cup to be more comfortable. I personally cut the whole stem off. Good luck!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 27th, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
The stem could just be stiff because it's new. Squish it around to soften it up. It could be annoying just because your body is not used to it. Hang in there and see if it gets better.

With the Lunette, because it's a flat tab, try spinning (or reinserting) it so the tab faces the other way... crosswise instead of lengthwise, etc.

My advice is to get through a couple of cycles without trimming the stems to see how they fit throughout. Things change from day to day, period to period. You can always trim it later but you can never put it back.