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26 October 2015 @ 01:16 pm
Okay so I have the diva cup 1 (never given birth), not sexually active, first time cup user:

I started my period at about 3 am Sunday morning. So I took a shower and inserted it there but then soon after the cup was uncomfortable. My problem was that no matter how many times I pulled the cup out and reinserted it, trying to get it in as high as possible, a few minutes later the cup would slide back down to where the stem and ridges where outside of my vaginal canal. So I did a search on this community for other people who've dealt with the problem and I learned that it could be due to a low cervix pushing it down, so the solution was to turn the cup inside out. I really didn't think it would work, but it DID! I finally got the cup to feel comfortable at 6 am in the morning! I was so relieved. So, yesterday I went to church with the cup in inside out and had no problems at all. When I got home at around 1 pm, I took the cup out to see how much it had filled (which wasn't much) and then I cleaned it and reinserted it. The problem is that ever since then its been leaking like crazy! It's like the cup is not even in there at all. So I found something on here that said that the cup probably completely missed my cervix. But after reinserting about three times, and having major leakage after about an hour every time I eventually gave up and put on a pad. I really want to wear the cup but what am I doing wrong? I went hours at church with no problems, then all of a sudden it's not working? Help please, thank you all in advance.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 26th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
If it's leaking like it isn't there at all, yeah, you've missed your cervix. It's like trying to fill your mug by pouring coffee down its side. Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ to see if anything helps. For me, it was that the cervix was closer to my belly button than my tailbone. Of course, if yours isn't, aim your cup accordingly.
newconvert on October 27th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
Are you sure the cup is open? You might be missing your cervix or it might not be open -- or both. I find trying to rotate the cup works very well if the cup isn't springing open on its own.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 29th, 2015 03:28 am (UTC)
You shouldn't want to push it all the way up as far as you can get it. Try wearing it slightly lower.
When I first started cups I couldn't get it right for a while. After a bit of practice, I finally found out what worked for me! So don't give up. Just keep trying until you get it right. You could wear your cup but wear a pad too until you find out what works for you!
majesty93 on October 29th, 2015 04:29 am (UTC)
Thanks y'all for your advice. I finally got it to stop leaking! Now I have a new problem (this cup thing has a steep learning curve). Now I'm finding that the cup is exerting too much pressure on my walls and causes my vagina to feel achy. I had to take it out and put on a pad when I got home and felt immediate relief. It's not because it's full because I'm on my fourth day and after a full day the cup only had a tiny bit in it. I guess I just have to get used to it, or try a smaller, softer cup? I don't know. Every time one problem is fixed there is another one. Hopefully, I will eventually master this! Thanks again.
m03m on November 7th, 2015 08:51 am (UTC)
It's very likely that this achy feeling will pass as your body gets used to the cup.