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17 February 2017 @ 12:55 am
As a bigger girl I'm having issues removing the cup, does anyone else have issues because they are plus size? I can't just sit on the toilet to remove my MC I have to be standing with one leg up on my bathtub edge, this seem like it could be an issue when I go out and having empty my cup, does anyone else have issues because they are plus size, if so any tips?
 
kitsunenomizu: pic#104737118kitsunenomizu on February 17th, 2017 05:11 am (UTC)
Sometimes. If it travels up way too high. I wouldn't say it's *generally* too difficult to remove but when it can be, I just walk away and come back when I'm less stressed.
If I'm out and about outside of my house I wouldn't say it's easy to do, but I'll get that sucker out in a super dire situation if need be. I think it's because public toilets generally have that opening in the seat. I've done it, and I've also had to do it where I angle myself so I can rest my wrist on the seat and reach for it as described below. I can't imagine I'd be able to reach with one leg on the tub. I have short arms and short fingers you see.

My trick is. I drop pants and undies to my ankles, spread eagle, leaning forward, resting wrist on toilet seat for leverage and reach in and grab that thing. If I can't get a grip on the base, I bear down until I can reach it. I wouldn't be able to get to it at all without such leverage. My cervix is high and I'm lucky if I can get 2 fingers to the base with my floor muscles.
Miss Ashley: [ruby cup]imagine_peace on February 17th, 2017 08:54 am (UTC)
I have an issue sometimes and I have short arms on top of that so it can be a challenge to remove. Unfortunately I don't have any tips, just to bare down until I can reach it.
Traceylady_bird on February 17th, 2017 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ditto to all of this. I typically stand to insert & remove, but I have done it sitting down while the cup was full because I was afraid to drop it on my bath mat. I sit on the toilet and bear down like I'm having a bm until it drops.
Carriecarrieb on February 18th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
I'm plus size and I have noticed that I can't remove the cup when I am sitting on a toilet that has no room around it. I can remove it just fine sitting on the toilet in my master bathroom, but can't remove it when I am in the powder room. There just isn't room to spread my legs out far enough. When I have had to change in public (very, very rare in my 11 years of using my Diva) I use a handicapped stall since they are much bigger.
katouisme on February 18th, 2017 03:49 am (UTC)
It's also my first cycle using the cup and I'm assuming with time and practice I'll get the hang of it.