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A few background details - I'm 19, never had kids and previously I used tampons.
I love the idea of using a cup as it seems so much healthier! but I've been having problems with it.
I ordered a divacup in the smaller size and tried it once I got my period, my first two days where my period is fairly light, it seemed to be working fine but today where my period is quite heavy, the cup didn't seem to be suctioning properly and it felt too painful when I tried re-inserting it. I know I need to practice more to get used to it as it may be my technique but I've been doing more research and I wonder if I need a softer cup?
Also removal is difficult and takes ages as it travels really far up, is that supposed to happen?
I know that the divacup it one of the longer cups but it still seems not long enough for me and feels a bit uncomfortable inside me, perhaps its too firm? I was looking into getting a longer cup thats a bit softer, would anyone recommend the lilycup? or any other cups?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 6th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
The Lily is "different." It's shaped differently, it has a unique lip, the stem is integrated into the body, etc. Get through the dreaded learning curve with the cup that you already have and then decide whether or not you want another cup, either as a replacement for or in addition to your Diva. The discomfort might be just because it's so new and unfamiliar. If you think it's too firm, squish it around in your hands for a while.

Read the "important" paragraph and also the one about holes at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and skim the rest to see if you will pick up any other helpful hints.
ditzygirl3 on January 6th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice so quickly! And yeah I'm going to carry on using it for a few more months before I decide that it's not right for me.
Sorry that this is a really personal question, but during removal, it takes a while to move it downwards, should it be that difficult to get the cup back down? I worry when it travels that far up that I won't be able to get it back out.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 6th, 2015 10:49 pm (UTC)
Removal should get easier as you figure out what technique(s) work(s) best for you. Enlarging the anti-suction holes might help. Someone threaded dental floss through a couple of the holes and let the ends dangle out. Maybe that could serve as a back-up plan until you get more proficient at removal?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 6th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
If you like the cup otherwise, but later on find that the firmness and length are still issues, check out my review of the iCare cup a few posts down from yours. It's shaped just like the Diva but quite a bit softer, and its stem is much longer (whole cup + stem is 83mm). I bought mine for those mid-cycle spotting days when my cervix is up in my ribcage. I just sold off my Lily, and that one could be a good option, though its construction is quite different from the Diva and would put you through a whole other learning curve.