amandakay0429 (amandakay0429) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Finally jumped on the bandwagon

I've been curious about menstrual cups for a few months now but held out on buying one because I had tons of tampons left. Just yesterday I was at Target and actually saw the Diva Cup, Size 1, which was a miracle, because I've never seen it in the store before. So I bought it to finally try it and luckily I am on my period so I can really test drive it. So here is my experience so far.

When I got home I immediately opened the box and read the instructions. They seemed simple enough, so I put the cup in boiling was for 5 min to get all of the factory dust off of it. When it was time to change my tampon I decided to kneel over a towel for my first time inserting it. I tried the punch fold and the origami fold but couldn't quite hold the folds to insert it all the way. I gave up for my first attempt and decided to try it again next time I needed to change my tampon. I got the towel back out and went into position but with the 7 fold this times which was MUCH more successful.

I was honestly surprised it didn't take more tries since it seems people have a hard time getting used to it. It might be because I've only been using tampons for the last 5 years (has my period for 14 years) and had to train myself to relax to use those. I wore the cup over night and there was no leaks or anything. Taking it out is a hassle but I'm sure it'll get easier over time and now can change it over the toilet instead of kneeling over a towel.

For people who want to try the cup just go for it. Remember to relax and have patience because you might get it right away or it'll take you several attempts to feel comfortable with it.
Tags: divacup, first time use, insertion, insertion - folding methods
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