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Cate Duranty
23 June 2016 @ 09:51 pm
Hi All!
I started last month using a diva cup for the first time. I had a pretty good time with it but ran into a few issues. The first couple of days I used it I got it in and open with no problem. The more I used it though the harder it seems to be to get it in place. This month is my second time using it. Yesterday I put it in and got it past my pubic bone but I can't seem to get it any higher no matter what I do. It's sitting really low, like half an inch of the cup plus the stem are hanging outside of my vagina. It's really uncomfortable. I don't think my cervix hangs low because I've never been able to reach it/feel it. So I'm not sure what I can do to boost it higher so it's more comfortable. Do I need a shorter cup? I know the diva cups tend to be on the long side. Help please!!!

Thanks!
 
negas0nic on June 24th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
Well the cervix can move quite a bit during the cycle, so it could be that low. Have you tried using your fingers to explore the terrain and see if you can feel if your cervix? Perhaps in the shower to cut down on the mess?
Cate DurantyCate Duranty on June 24th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
When I started using my Divacup last month and started reading on this site I had no idea that touching my cervix was even remotely possible! So I got very curious and I've tried countless times to find it and have had no luck! When I'm trying to insert and it won't go any higher sometimes I still leave it in. It migrates so high I have a hard time removing occasionally. So I'm just really not sure what I'm doing wrong when inserting.
negas0nic on June 24th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
I mean feeling if it is your cervix getting in the way during the times when you can't insert the whole cup. As I mentioned, the cervix can certainly migrate up and down quite a bit and like most things human related isn't always consistent. I have a pretty high cervix too (like you I've never been able to feel it), and sometimes it drops while other times it doesn't seem to move much at all.

If it's not your cervix, then I'm wondering if it might be your pelvic floor muscles tensing up on reflex. Does it eventually ride up those times you can't get it to fit or does it seem to settle where it's at?
Cate DurantyCate Duranty on June 24th, 2016 03:51 am (UTC)
It always eventually rides up. I can't feel anything in the way when I can't get it in any further
negas0nic on June 24th, 2016 04:30 am (UTC)
Okay, I think I've got a clearer picture of what's going wrong. I'm pretty sure that your issue is that your pelvic floor muscles are contracting and keeping your cup from getting where it's supposed to be. Squats and stretching can help loosen things up. Kegeling can help move the cup up and convince your muscles to relax.
Cate DurantyCate Duranty on June 24th, 2016 05:11 am (UTC)
Okay great. Thanks!
Cate DurantyCate Duranty on June 24th, 2016 07:40 am (UTC)
I paid closer attention this time as I was inserting my cup to see if something was in the way... What do you know there was some tissue or maybe my cervix that I didn't notice before in the way. Slid it away with my finger and my cup went in like a dream!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 24th, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
Have you read this yet? http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
Cate DurantyCate Duranty on June 24th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
Actually I have. But it was last month on my first cycle with my Divacup so I could probably use to read it again.