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14 December 2014 @ 12:19 am
Hello everyone! I've been lurking and reading plenty of posts here for a couple months, after contemplating the switch to a cup, after using tampons for years and years. I finally bit the bullet about a week ago and bought my first cup (DivaCup size 1, if I am remembering correctly. It was the pink box either way... 25 years old, reasonably active, but no children) but didn't have a chance to try it until today. I feel bad saying it, because I've seen so many first time users report problems with having the cup open up, or its poking them, or there are cramps involved, but so far no problems to report besides some minor leaking, that I think is more due to flow being caught between the cup and inner wall during insertion. The most recent cup adventure, as I've been calling my trips to the bathroom, resulted in my hitting my cervix during insertion which resulted in some awful cramps for a few minutes, but that went away. However, I have yet to sleep through the night with it, so perhaps there will be something new and exciting to report tomorrow (and so far the experience has been exciting, and learning about my own body is quite fun, actually... thats what I get for wanting to learn as much as I cam before actually using the cup).

Now, what I'm really curious about, is what reasoning do you all have for owning multiple cups? What benefit is there besides keeping a spare one in your bag just in case? I'm short on money, so unless I absolutely need to, I see no reason to own more than one, until Im in a better spot to spend the money. Also, why own different brands? Does one cup just sometimes fit incorrectly your period goes on, necessitating the switch to a different size, shape and firmness?
 
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on December 15th, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
I bought this 2mm punch off of amazon because it was cheap. It didn't work perfectly because the actual punch part is blunt, so the holes ended up kind of chewed up. But it works opens easily, and now I can actually break the seal without pulling on my cervix to get it out. I was afraid the jagged holes would be hard to clean too, but it's been fine so far. There's probably a better tool to use, but I'm not sure what.
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on December 15th, 2014 06:37 am (UTC)
Here's the link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SBWF0Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Again, probably not the best tool

Edited at 2014-12-15 06:38 am (UTC)