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19 February 2015 @ 01:40 pm
So I got my diva cup and i cant seem to get it in. Im a size 22 and cant get the right position. If i feel like its going in seems to pop open early or wont open at all. Ive tried spinning it around and it still didnt open. Any suggestions. I really want this to work.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 19th, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
Your outer dimensions have little/nothing to do with your inner ones. Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 20th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
I think the OP meant that she can't reach adequately to check if the cup popped open (I've heard this a lot from "apple shaped" users of various sizes whose bellies get in the way. Or if she is a pear like me, her arms are probably just short, which is not helpful when your torso is really long and you aren't super bendy).

To the OP--your Diva has itty bitty suction holes so enlarging them may help with popping open. The spinning around is usually unnecessary.

Edited at 2015-02-20 02:24 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 20th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
OMG, Size 22. (Me too.) We must both be HUMONGOUS!!! We must look like that gal on Willy Wonka after she turned into a blueberry! How can we possibly reach around our HUUUUUUGE bellies to attend to our female anatomy???

Your comment was really off base and insulting, PQN.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 20th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Pipe down. That was not my intention. My interpretation of the OP's post, given the information, was that she thought her size was an impediment. And bellies (or short limbs, short fingers, etc) can be an impediment no matter what size you are. It happens. Doesn't mean I was calling anyone fat. I understand being oversensitive if you think someone is calling out a category of people that you remotely consider yourself a member of, but trust me. Most of the time, we are not.

Edited at 2015-02-20 05:58 pm (UTC)
berry9999 on February 20th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
What I meant is I have a hard time reaching to make sure everything is fine and dandy with the cup. But last night was my first night using it and I think I may have gotten it down. Lol I have found the 7 fold works best for me and I tried it in the shower last night. I wore a pad last night and when I woke up this morning no leaks. :) yay!!! It definetly take as some real self exploration with menstrual cups lol.
trejoytrejoy on February 20th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!! Yes, intimate knowledge is a must for success with cups. =)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 20th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
Sweet! You may still find that enlarging the suction holes makes life easier (and then you won't pull out your cervix with the suction while tryiing to remove it)...you'd think Diva would've figured out to create bigger suction holes given the number of complaints about those on this and other sites. lol