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18 August 2015 @ 11:54 am
Hey everyone. I'm glad I was able to find a community that provides a lot of information on menstrual cups. Okay I'm going to get straight to the point. I just started using the diva cup this week but it hasn't been comfortable so I haven't had the cup in for more than 2hrs. The first day of my period, I was able to get it in using the punch down fold since that works best for me but it would cause cramping feeling which I aside it was too high. Then, on day 3 of my period, I made sure that I didn't insert it too high but it then it felt like the cup was on my bladder but then the feeling of peeing went away but then the cup was irritating me including the stem. Idk what I am doing wrong, I'm able to get the cup in and even though I've only kept it in for 2hrs because the cup was uncomfortable, I at least was able to see that the cup was opened since I didn't have any leakage. I'm just so sad that I wasn't able to get it in a comfortable position. I use Diva Cup size 1. Any advice for a comfortable feel when inserting would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
Current Mood: Annoyed
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 18th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
It may just be too firm and/or too long for you. It's too long for most people. Test that out by flipping the cup inside out and wearing it that way--that shortens it a bit--and if it feels better you can wear it that way all the time or if it helps, but not all the way, you know you will just need something a lot shorter. The bladder pressure means you need something softer (the Diva is firm-ish)...this is why I'm kinda annoyed that Diva has the biggest market share out of the 50+ cups out there. There are SO MANY BETTER ones for a huge number of users. (I am one of those who needs baby-soft, 10-feet-long cups, so the Diva wouldn't come close to meeting my needs)

Welcome!
tkamockingbird on August 18th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC)
Couldn't have said it better! 🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Shakis Drummond on August 19th, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try flipping it inside out first and then if it doesn't work, I'll be sure to find a cup that's a lot softer.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 19th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/

First time users often find cups to feel weird or uncomfortable for the first cycle or two. As long as it's not leaking, get through the dreaded learning curve with the cup that you already have and then figure out if you think a different cup would fit/suit you better.

My first cup was a Diva and I hated it at first. But now that I know the inside out trick and got used to using cups, I kinda like it. And I disagree with PQN that it's a firm cup. It rates a 4 out of 10 (10 being firmest) on one of the squishiness charts. I don't think it's firm at all.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 20th, 2015 04:59 am (UTC)
Depends on your definition of "firm" ;) Mine is anything firmer than the Si-Bell! Yay for misshapen vajayjays ;)
Shakis Drummond on August 24th, 2015 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I will check out that post.