elizabethtkd (elizabethtkd) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Having trouble inserting the my menstrual

This is my first time ever using the a menstrual and I am 18. I ordered the Diva Cup size one. I have not trimmed the stem.

I had done a few dry runs before my period started. I didn't have any trouble with getting it in or out. I used the push down fold. When I woke up this morning and I noticed I was bleeding, so I was super excited use the cup. I went to the bathroom and put it in using the push down fold and it went in. I could not tell exactly if it had opened all the way. So I tried to spin the cup to make sure it was sealed but I could not turn it at all. How is it even physically possible to spin it? After I had it in, I just assumed there was seal cause I could not spin it.

I went back to bed a laid down on my phone for about 3 hours. I periodically checked to see if it had leaked any, and it hadn't. But when I got out of bed, I noticed it was getting kind of leaky. I went to the bathroom to check and it was leaking and it was. SO I took it out, emptied it, then washed my cup and put it back in. This time I sill could not spin the cup. I went and sat down and it started to give me dull pain then it felt like there was an air pocket in my vagina. Then I took it out again because it was hurting.

Am I putting it in wrong? Is it to high in my vagina? How can I tell if it is sealed? Is there a better fold to use?
Tags: divacup, first time use, insertion, insertion - folding methods, popping open

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