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Hi!! So I have a diva cup (the type for people who haven't given birth), and it sits pretty low and pokes me during the first day of my period. I know people usually cut the stem off, but my problem is that during the rest of my period, the cup sits high, and if I cut the stem off then I'll probably have no way of getting it out (Like, I already have to dig wayyy in there just to reach the stem). Other than potentially getting 2 cups, is there a solution to this? Like can I force the cup to sit higher during my first day? All suggestions welcome! Thanks :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 7th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Try flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it on those days.
jenn4a on October 7th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm sorry that it only happens on one day!):
I can't really give you advice about how to make your diva more comfy,
But here is my opinion/advice.
I don't like long stems as much as a ring stem or ball stem.

If you like a long cup:
Naturcup *Most likely size 1
Gaia cup

I'm pretty sure these all have a ball stem or flat short stem.

Oh I do have one thing I've heard, *** Try flipping the diva inside out*** but this is only of you're sure you can remove it this way. I'm sure other users can help you with the diva question. :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 7th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
Adding to the list of long cups:
-Si-Bell (74mm including stem)
-Lily (78mm including stem, small size)
-Rainbow (70mm including stem, both sizes)
-LuvUrBody (don't remember dimensions offhand)

I wouldn't call the Gaia long because nothing below 70mm deserves to be called long ;)
jenn4a on October 8th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh hey! ;)
Thanks for the other cup suggestions.

One of the websites that sells gaia cup says it's a long cup, *shrugs shoulders* ., with the stem it is 65/66mm so just shy of 70mm :)
Maybe it's not a super long cup but it's still fairly long in my opinion. I might have to look at comparisons again though. Lol

On the info of the si bell S, it says the length with stem is 69mm?
Is this correct or did I write down the wrong measurements. :(

I guess what can make a difference is the preference of wanting a longer cup without the stem measurements or a cup with a total length that is long too. :)
I didn't really think about it, sorry. I was listing cups with longer bodies and short stems lol.
m03m on October 7th, 2014 08:29 am (UTC)
You could learn how to bear down in order to bring the cup lower for removal, and then you won't need all of the stem anymore. Or yes, you could get a second cup or flip your current one inside out to shorten it.

You can't make your cup sit higher. Cups will sit where they please, and it's probably bumping into your cervix which is lower on those days.
jenn4a on October 8th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Yes! I second the bearing down!!

On my last day of my period my medium meluna was "hiding"..
I could barely grab it so I had to bear down until I could hold the stem outside of the entrance. Then with the other hand I has to use a finger to "hot dog" the cup at the rim.

Just for reference, S and M melunas are pretty short! And I have a medium meluna with a ring stem so it's not like I had a long stem to grab either lol
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on October 8th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)
I have that problem too, I normally have a high cervix but the very first day of my period only it's low and I struggle to get my cup in. My cup of choice though is a si-bell and the stem is so soft and flexible that it doesn't cause discomfort even when sticking out. The bonus with using a si-bell though is that the cup/stem is also long so when cervix climbs up for the rest of my period I can just still reach the stem so if you do end up getting a new cup I'd definitely recommend the si-bell.