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12 March 2015 @ 11:57 pm
Hello. I posted a few months ago about getting my Diva cup (I only get my period once every three months thank to one of my medications). I wasn't able to use it last cycle, due to irritation. And now, my cycle is starting again, and I still ant use it. I have not problem getting it in, open, or out. It's just keeping the darn thing in. I know that it's a bit to long for me, as the stem pokes out, causing most of the irritation that I experience. And while my pelvic muscles are very tight (marathon runner in training), I think its a bit to firm for me.
Point of this post is, could some one maybe recommend a smaller, slightly softer cup? I've been doing some research of my ow but there's just so much and I'm starting to feel over whelmed.
I really just need a starting place.
Thank you for any help that you can offer.
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yayforcupsyayforcups on March 13th, 2015 07:24 am (UTC)
It sounds like you have a medium to low height cervix. Plus the V shaped cup may not work well for your body. First things first, it would be good to trim your cup to see how the cup feels without the stem irritation.
There good news is there are some nice rounded bottom cups out there for you. The sckoon cup is a nice soft yet resistant cup for a not too high cervix, the sibell is said to be very soft, im not sure how that would work out for your strong muscles, the fleur cup may be a little firmer but a good shape and only £8 on femininewear atm.
Try looking for comparison videos, i think preciousstarspads on youtube have some good ones. There are also the Meluna cups but I'm not sure which softness would work best for you.
Also there is a great cup comparison chart here:

eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on March 13th, 2015 07:49 am (UTC)
Try trimming the stem off if you can easily reach the base to remove it. You could also flip it inside out to shorten the cup if it's still too long for you. Good luck.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 13th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
I second the suggestion to flip the Diva inside out to shorten it. It's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it fits you better. Flipping it also converts it from a V shape to a U shape.

If you still want another cup, compare dimensions at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other sets of charts found at the Community FAQ.
kabilikabili on March 14th, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)

I also have a Diva and am also a runner. I trimmed my stem, which helped for days when my cervix seems higher (I'm only a few months into using a cup). However, I do turn mine inside out for days my cervix seems lower. It definitely helped. 

neumeindilneumeindil on March 16th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
Cut the stem off the Diva and flip her inside out. If that doesn't work for the whole week, try the Fleur cup. My first 3 days I have to use the inverted Diva b/c of flow (I'll fill it brim full in 6 hr the first day). The last two, I use the Fleur size 1.