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I've had a Diva cup for a couple of years now. I've never found insertion to be easy or comfortable. It's basically shape it and cram it in there forcibly, until it makes it to the cervix and can pop open. I've never been able to do a proper rotation as is recommended for a good seal, it's just too tight. Despite this, I've been using it as it's absolutely incredible at night. I've never had a leak and even go to bed with no undies in my white sheets. That's trust for you !. It didn't use to be like this with tampons.

The issue is, apart from the difficulties of inserting it, is that it's not comfortable to wear during the day. I can always feel it as it seems to be positioned too low and it irritates me. Lying down it doesn't annoy me as much and during the night it seems to migrate up a bit and when I wake up in the morning I do not feel it at all.

Removing it, is usually ok, although, I've had to struggle a few times to pull it down far enough that I could pinch it to break the seal.

So I love that it's leak free, something I cannot say about tampons. I love that I could wear it all day and not have to remove it until I get home.

So what could I do to have an easier time inserting it and insuring a good seal. And would a different brand be more comfortable during the day? Has anyone else who feels that everything is too tight have better luck with a different brand?

A little background info. I use the Diva cup 2. I've never had children, and am over 50.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 13th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
Flip your Diva inside out to shorten it on the days that it feels too long. :o)

Edited to add: And enlarge the anti-suction holes around the rim to help with popping open and removal.


Edited at 2015-08-13 12:28 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 14th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
PS - Have you read this yet? http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ There might be some helpful hints. And if you haven't already, try some different folds. I personally like the punch-down best.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 13th, 2015 04:54 am (UTC)
Don't worry about rotating--it's not necessary at all, just a helpful trick for some people. Kuradi's got it right; if the firmness isn't what's bothering you, it's probably just the length, since the Diva is a longer bodied cup and most users will find that their cervixes lower a bit with age/hormonal fun things happening (the reverse is often the case with young virgins...more likely to have a high cervix...which is why people need to stop trying/recommending the tiniest possible Melunas for that age group...I made that mistake!)
tkamockingbird on August 13th, 2015 05:23 am (UTC)
I don't think it's wrong to suggest the small Meluna to that age group as long as they don't have a high cervix. I know that it works for many people of all ages.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 13th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
Sure, if they know they have a low cervix--the problem is that everyone assumes tinier is better, but it's actually more likely that a young virgin is going to have a high cervix due to hormone levels/less time for gravity to start taking its toll on your inner machinery :)
tkamockingbird on August 13th, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC)
That is very interesting. I never knew that! Definetly something to keep in mind for the future! Thanks! :)))