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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?
 
trejoytrejoy on December 16th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Have you tried running the large Sckoon under cold water prior to insertion? The Sckoon and MeLuna soft were both difficult to open until I began using the cold water trick.
mamused on December 16th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Its funny that you mention using cold water to help with that. Now, I don't have another cup to compare against, but I think my Diva is quite soft, which makes it nice and comfy for removal as well as while its in. However, it's a pain to put in without running it under cold water. That might also explain why I had trouble inserting in the shower, but I also don't have a lot of room in my shower... -shrugs- No matter.
sweetrumbellesweetrumbelle on December 18th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
That's a good trick that I've recently heard. I will try using it again in the future along with some new folds.

But, this is not really an option when I'm at work :(

Still, perhaps I will use it when I know for sure I'll be home.