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I've tried a moon cup in the past and pretty much had exactly the same problem, it felt too big, leaked constantly and was very difficult to remove.

I have a tilted cervix, have had a baby by emergency c-section, am over thirty, but very small in stature so this time have opted for a diva cup size 1, though I seem to have a particularly heavy flow. It leaks, I cannot turn it once it's in at all, and once it's in, it seems to travel upwards and to the side, so that I can barely grasp the stem at all, and, frankly, getting it out feels like a horror show.

I really want this to work.

What am I doing wrong? Is it my cervix? is it the size? am i not getting the seal right?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 26th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Enlarge the anti-suction holes around the rim and DON'T turn it inside out as one of the paragraphs suggests. (It's not too long if you can't reach it.) Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints that might get you through the dreaded learning curve.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 27th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your cervix is also off to one side, like mine (but I have no idea if my uterus is also tilted). If anything, it looks like the Diva is a bit short for you. I also hve a high cervix and need at least 75mm with stem, and the Diva is only 70 with stem. If you like the Diva's design otherwise, the iCare is cheap, has the same style body, but has a much longer stem (82mm total length!). If you want a different design, some of the longer cups out there include the Si-Bell/ClariCup, MamiCup, and the Lily--but as a fellow tilty-cervix person, I found the Lily to be "pokey" against my vaginal wall on the opposite side, since the stem is so solid.
ysalkeld on August 29th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
i have had 3 kids c-section (first emergency other two planned) and have also been told I have a tilte cervix (though I vaguely remember asking my dr if this is something that corrects itself and he said that's the way its always been--so dont know if its just me or we all have it but it didnt sound like it was anything out of the ordinary) just passing along. I use the Lunette(2) for two cycles now and on the first cycle I also had a 30 minute challenge where I rubbed the skin off my thumb and had visions of me having to call my GYN to ask him to remove-lol:) I calmly went and looked back at the site where it said remain calm, and remember to pinch the base (not the stem) to release the suction!! THAT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD-lol:) I will say that I also learned that my cervix is either higher/lower or my tissues swells first thing in the morning so I've learned I cannot just wake up and take it out, I have to move around a bit, take my kids to school etc and come home and do it and it's so much easier. right now the Lunette works pretty well, not sure if I will search further so I dont know if it could be better. all i know is I'm never going back-lol:) good luck!