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15 September 2014 @ 04:49 pm
I used my divacup (inserted) it for the second time today when I got home from school. I had been hesitant to use it because the first time I inserted it it didn't "hurt" but I really really hated how I could feel it "suction" or seal in side me when it first popped open in me, it was like a big "schloop." And I can also feel and "air bubble" inside me and then soon after there's some discomfort...

I was wondering, is there any way to make this go away? Softer cup, perhaps? That's the only reason why I don't want to insert it.
 
jenn4a on September 16th, 2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Hello, I'm no cup expert but maybe I can help! :)

What you experienced is common, it's happened to me a couple times. Since it didn't happen the first time, check the holes! If they're not completely clean you'll notice the "seal or suction sensation" more. Just fill the (cleaned ) cup up with water and put your palm over the cup. With the hand holding the base of the cup, gently pinch the base so the water is forced through the air holes.

What way are you folding your cup?
I noticed when I tried to do the 7 fold, my meluna won't fully open. The punch down is the only successful fold I can do so far. If I don't get the cup in the right way, there will be a slight pain.
You can try some different folds? That could help.


Also try letting the cup open lower so that some air can get through. The suction sensation you're feeling is probably due to the fact that there's not enough air in cup (or up there).

Once the cup opens, push the cup up a little, and gently ! :)
Some say that turning the cup helps, but it doesn't for me...
And I check that the cup has sealed by gently tugging down

Hopefully this helps! I'm sure some others will have some advice too :)


EDITED TO FIX SPELLING

Edited at 2014-09-16 04:04 am (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 16th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
It's probably not your cup that's to blame. You're new to cups and the sensations that accompany them. And you haven't perfected your techniques for inserting, positioning and removing your cup yet.

You just need to get through the dreaded learning curve.

And don't rush out for another cup until you figure out what you like and don't about the one that you already have.

That having been said, the anti-suction holes around the Diva's rim are notoriously small. Some have had better luck after enlarging them. Will doing so help you too?