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17 November 2016 @ 01:43 pm

My body will push out the cup when it gets full-ish. (Often just under halfway full.) I have to run to change it before it comes out all the way and spills.

During heavy days, this can happen several times in an hour as one clot will fill the cup to between the 15 mL and 30 mL lines. Obviously this is a problem if I need to leave home or meet with a client, etc.

If I'm reasonably active, the cup will often settle into a position with half of it extruding outside of the vaginal opening.

I'm using a L DivaCup. I have children and I'm in my late 30s.

My cervix is average, I think. I can reach it but it doesn't seem "low" in the way that I hear that term used in this forum.

I'm already using one of the largest cups. I'm considering trying a SuperJennie because it seems wider at the base, but I'm concerned because it's softer. Any other suggestions? I couldn't find any threads discussing this topic.

elisamba on November 19th, 2016 07:34 am (UTC)
The Diva settles into a position where it sticks out? Sounds like you need a shorter cup. It is one of the longest cups so hit the Size Charts (on the side bar here) and check out other dimensions.

Pelvic muscle tone may be the other factor here, in which case a wider cup will make no difference, but rather a firmer one or one with a more pronounced rim, like the Keeper, Femmecup or Mooncup. Actually, just writing that, I think I stumbled onto a good recommendation for you: Femmecup.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 19th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
I agree that your Diva is too long for you and/or your PCs could use some toning. Try flipping your Diva inside out to make it shorter and to give it a blunt base. See if it fits you better that way by not getting pushed out. Also skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ especially the section about strengthening your pelvic floor toward the end. Google for kegel exercise options. There are many.

Edited for better wording.

Edited at 2016-11-20 08:59 pm (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 20th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
With your capacity needs and not-high cervix, I would suggest a much shorter but also much wider cup (so your cervix can sit in it rather than above it--it seems like your cervix may also be somewhat dangly). Also agree about the PC muscle exercises. A SuperJennie may work (the stem may stick out but it's designed well enough that it shouldn't be bothersome), and you may also like some of the other blunt based ones like the Lena and Fleur (just cut the stem off if you don't need it).
yetimama on November 21st, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
I have a similar problem where it slides halfway out every time I go pee. And I tend to have to struggle to get all the urine out and also feel like I have to pee more. I have to either remove and reinsert or just shove it back in. It gets tiresome. I have a low cervix and use the Meluna Shorty XL. I dont know if I need something different or if it is just gonna be that way.