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11 June 2016 @ 06:42 pm
My period started today, and lucky me is also supposed to go to a wedding tomorrow, and I got ready to try out my Divacup for the first time. I used the punchdown fold because I felt it'd be easier for me. But I couldn't seem to get anything right... every time the cup was around halfway in, I couldn't seem to properly hold onto it anymore (like, the cup felt like it was slipping off my hand sorta) and I would end up having to start over to prevent it from slipping out of my hand altogether. In the end though, after 3 failed insertion attempts, I just gave up and decided to wear pads for now. Is there a certain way to hold it to prevent it from slipping out my hands when I'm trying to insert it? (Or is it just me...)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 11th, 2016 10:58 pm (UTC)
Stick with what you know for such an important event. There is a learning curve to these cups and a wedding is not a good time or place to find out that you haven't quite gotten then hang of your cup yet. ;oP

As for the punchdown fold, that's the one I like best. Hold the "elbow" of the fold with your thumb and middle finger, and that will leave your index finger free to create an air channel, etc.

If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for other helpful hints including enlarging the anti-suction holes. The ones on the Diva are notoriously small.
cnadi: pic#126218630cnadi on June 12th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
Okay, so... I tried again with my Diva today, but I'm starting to think it might just be too long for me :/ I really couldn't seem to get the whole cup in no matter what I tried. I measured the total length to my cervix and it's about half a centimeter longer than the entire cup, including the stem. That being said though, I tried using my small Lunette (which I actually got in case the Diva wasn't for me, go figure) and I think I got the whole cup in... except the end of the stem, at least. I wasn't sure if it'd be a good idea to let the cup open with part of the stem outside, so I chose not to. I sorta think I might have to trim the stem a little bit, but I'm not sure and I don't want to make any irreversible mistakes...

(Sorry if my questions are coming off as a little ridiculous!)
Tdoriswebb on June 11th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
The best method to prevent your cup from slipping is...practice more! A lot of people find inserting a cup tricky to start with.

That said, you'll probably do better if you try inserting your Diva on a more relaxed day. Less pressure means more time to figure things out :)
cnadi: pic#126218630cnadi on June 12th, 2016 04:43 am (UTC)
Ohhh, so it is normal... that's a relief :)
I'll try again after the wedding, using the tips you guys mentioned. Thank you!
olimoolimo on June 12th, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC)
Try the C-fold and hold your cup lower (closer to the stem). Anyway, this is mastered with practice, so take your time and try when you don't need to hurry.