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18 August 2014 @ 08:57 pm
Awright, first go with my Divacup! (I did try last month, but only for a few hours, so it didn't really count) :)

I think I have a low-ish cervix - just about to the second joint on my middle finger. I got the cup in, pulled it out after about 2 hours and had a nice little puddle in the bottom, nothing on the outside, so I'm pretty sure I got it in the right place.

The stem was really pokey - stuck out my opening and poked my peehole. Ow. I trimmed the stem almost all the way off and put it back in.

I can still kind of feel it, and I can see it poking its little head out when i look at it with a mirror.

What do all you experienced users think? Should I trim the rest? Do I need to push it in further? (It doesn't seem to go, but maybe I'm not pushing hard enough?) Should I try a shorter cup? This is a Diva size 1.

thank you thank yoU!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 19th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
Try flipping it inside out first--that should take care of the stem problem. The Diva is not great for low cervixes though...you may be better off with most other cups. The Sckoon comes to mind if you want to stick with US cups.
rawkemsockemrawkemsockem on August 19th, 2014 04:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! I was going to try that... but then I read about someone who did it and the bottom pushed up while it was in her (if that makes any sense). But that's probably really rare, so I'll give it a go.

I'm in Canada, so I think we can only get the DivaCup here... but hey, there's always amazon! :)
m03m on August 19th, 2014 07:46 am (UTC)
You can order pretty much any cup from Canada. Most cups are sold internationally, often even straight from the manufacturer. So you're not even limited to what Amazon offers.

I cannot get ANY cups locally where I am, so for me, online shopping it is! Not much of a problem though, there's plenty of choice.

It does sound to me like your cup is too long. Pushing it in further won't help, a cup will sit where it wants to sit. If flipping your cup inside out makes it work for you, then it's fine to use it that way; if it feels better, but it's too slippery or still too long, keep in mind that pretty much all other cups are shorter.
rawkemsockemrawkemsockem on August 19th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, everyone! I'll cut the rest of the stem off and give it another try. I'm worried it might move higher when I have it in overnight, but I"m pretty confident i'll be able to, uh, birth it out if it does wander up. If that doesn't work I'll try something shorter.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 20th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
If you do decide on another cup, a great way to get them cheaply is through the community mc-sales. I've bought and sold there and had great experiences!
jchammondsjchammonds on August 20th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
I trimmed the stem all the way off my sz 2. I found the Fleurcup to be a better fit.