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04 December 2014 @ 02:11 pm
I'm a 19 year old virgin who recently purchased a Diva Cup model 1. Putting it in is a breeze (using coconut oil as a lube that is), but removing it is a totally different story. This morning for example, I got up, went to the toilet, and tried to pull it out. I can push the stem down but I have trouble gripping the actual cup, and once I do get a good grip on it, it seriously hurts like hell getting it all the way out. I also cant get a finger more than half way up the cup to push it down when it's inside of me. I don't want to stop using it because it works wonders for me when it's in, is there a way to make the removal process easer without having to physically stretch myself with my fingers, because I'm not comfortable with that, or will it just get easier over time? Any thoughts?
 
jenn4a on December 5th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
21 year old here, Long narrow bits too. I have a Naturcup *LOVE IT* and it has a pretty thick rim I believe.

I noticed that it doesn't hurt while inserting it, but it kind of hurts when removing.
Let me explain:
Once you get comfortable with removing and know how it feels to properly remove, it gets so much easier. My initial thought when removing my Natur cup was that it was suctioning to my cervix.
It was at first, but all I needed was a good grip at the base, use the muscles to help squeeze down, and to rock the cup side to side. (slowly rock the cup side to side while pushing with muscles, and pulling with fingers. If you find that it hurts more towards the entrance, try folding the cup when you can reach it.)


I don't feel any suctioning anymore, just the rim while it passes the entrance. I'm pretty narrow there.

I second the bathtub edge! It makes me feel more comfortable knowing that if I accidentally drop it that I can get it out of the tub and not the toilet. AND if I make a mess in the tub, it'll wash away too... LOL