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27 November 2015 @ 12:25 am
Okay so I've been using the diva cup for about a year now... in fact just that exactly. I've always experienced some leakage on my heavier days, but the last 3 periods have been really bad about it. as in, sometimes I don't even think the cup is working... usually the cup isn't that full when I empty it when this happens. This makes me think that my cervix is going into my cup... which would make sense as it does hang low during my period. I've begun wearing pads on the heavier days to help but... that makes me wonder what the point is of using a cup at all if I have to wear a pad anyway. And they're so itchy. x.x

Because of the leakage I've been paying extra special attention to my cervix and I've noticed at times it's at a weird angle. It like doesn't follow the flow of my vagina if that makes sense. It's been causing me problems because every time I insert the cup it ends up along side the cervix. Just now I had to insert and reinsert almost 10 times to get it right .

I know there are cups for people with low cervix's but... will this help my weird angle problem. I really don't want to have to go back to pads and the reusable ones don't seem appealing to me. I'm also looking at the Luv ur Body cup as it has really good reviews... their small is almost the same size as the small diva cup which is what i use.. so that's what I'm considering. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear it.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 27th, 2015 02:11 pm (UTC)
A wider, higher capacity cup often helps those with dangly cervixes. Compare other cups to your Diva using the size charts and see how other cups that interest you compare in terms of length and width. Since you seem to like the length of the Diva, you'll probably want to stay in the medium to long length categories -- not jump to a really short one.

As for being at an angle, that's perfectly normal. It's not an "odd" angle at all. And your vag is flexible enough for your cup to tilt as necessary. But if your Diva is too long on your low cervix days, it might not have enough room to tilt. Try flipping it inside out to shorten it and see if it fits you better that way, and consider a shorter cup as your next one.

Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints and a link to some size charts. If you don't like those charts, there are several others at the Community FAQ.
bklynmom on November 27th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
You might try a wider cup. I think it leaves less chance for missing your cervix. But, if it worked before, maybe aiming for your cervix when you insert would be easier than getting a new cup. Once you figure out the angle, you might be back to success.

ETA: oops didn't see kuradi8's comments and I didn't really add anything new. Sorry!

Edited at 2015-11-27 05:06 pm (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 28th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
Kuradi's got it right. A wider cup will leave you less room for insertion error. It took me awhile to figure out that my cervix leans far to the left, and whenever I have mishaps where I miss my cervix, it's with the narrower cups.