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I recently switched from pads to the Diva Cup size 2. I'm 37, no kids. I am currently on my third cycle with it, and I'm generally pleased, however...few questions...

I imagine the bubbly sensation I occasionally get is normal? It makes me wonder if it's bubbles or it's leaking.

I don't really know how high my cervix is. I have long fingers since I'm 6'1" but I know it's higher up than two knuckles worth. I also have a bit of fleshy (don't know what else to call it) mound before my pubic bone, so I that may be squeezing the cup too... I haven't had any problems with the cup sticking out so I'm sure it's not too long.
edit: I did figure out that my cervix is about the length of my index finger high, but I do have to reach around the pubic bone to feel it. I compared the Diva cup to my index finger and my finger is a little bit larger, so maybe I need a shorter cup? IDK...help.

I've found the punch-fold method works best for me. I rotate it a few times too just to make sure there's a seal and whatnot, but should it turn smoothly? Doesn't seem like there would be a seal if I can turn it easily. Should it be easily to rotate?

Honestly I'm most frustrated about still having to wear pads as a backup. Granted, I'm not going through as many as I used to. I started using the cup to get away from pads since I have a skin condition that makes wearing pads a tad rough. I understand wearing backup on the heavier days, but dang, I'd like a bit more than two days reprieve from pads during my period.

I don't know if I need a stiffer cup...a bigger circumference cup...

I've found that when I'm doing physical activity is when I have the least amount of problems.

How high up should I be inserting this thing? I've been putting it in according to the directions and I was wondering if it should go up higher...since I've been reading in other posts about it going close to my cervix.

Oh and is residual slobber a common thing? Since some flow does still come down the vagina when I'm in the process of changing it. If only there was a way to make it stay up there while I'm changing the cup, that would be fabulous.

Thanks for looking and any insight you can give would be awesome!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 28th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
Head on over to the Community FAQ. The Commonly Asked Questions post answers most of yours. And other answers can be found in other posts there as well. :o)
Kathlynekathlyne on June 28th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
The Diva 2 was also my first cup. I had two problems with it--the tiny holes would become clogged and lead to leakage and two--the shape. I happen to have a dangly cervix which took up room in the cup and it would leak before it was full.

I eventually bought the large Fleurcup and I love it. It addresses both of those problems. I still have leaking, but it is usually only on my heaviest day when I let time get away from me and forget to change it...so it is overflowing--so, my fault.

And you don't have to spin the cup--unless you want to. I never spin mine, and I'm sure a lot of users don't either.
silentrebuke on July 13th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
I am fairly new to menstrual cups myself, so I will leave most of the advice to the wiser among us. But as a thought, have you tried reusable pads as backup? It might help your skin condition. You can buy them (etsy has TONS) or make them- I made a few out of cotton prints with terry toweling inside for absorbency. I love them! And they can be made out of many different fabrics, so you should be able to find some that are non irritating. They truly are a world of difference from disposable pads.