hhelibe (hhelibe) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First time using cups- All goes well until removal time

So after 8 years of being interested in trying cups, I finally got my hands on my first menstrual cup- a DivaCup (Model 1).

I have worn the cup three times this cycle. I was honestly surprised I was able to insert it after some fiddling on my first try. It took me years to learn to use tampons! I am getting better and better at insertion. I have always leaked with tampons for some reason, even though my flow is moderate/ light, but with the cup I didn't leak at all. And after I cut off the stem, which was poking me, I couldn't feel the cup at all.

The only problem I've had with this cup is removal. The cup sits low in my vagina, so reaching it is not an issue. I have also learned to squish the cup into a U so that I can pull it down and so that it doesn't hit my urethra.

However, just as I am getting the last part of my cup out, I always feel like my cup is pinching me/ suctions onto something again. I don't know how it is doing it when I am squishing the cup near the rim and and I have already broken the seal, but it is extremely painful- I'm scared of tearing something or hurting myself. This has happened every time I tried to remove the cup and now I am hesitant to put it back in, despite all the other great things about it. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? Could it be my cervix? (I couldn't find it before buying the cup so I just assumed it was high but who knows). Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Tags: divacup, first time use, removal, removal - painful or problems, seal & suction

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