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14 March 2017 @ 06:22 am
I have a diva cup size one (no births). I am 30 but i suspected the smaller one would fit now i am not so sure. It does not leak! However I cannot twrill it to ensure it opens correctly so the potential is there. It also is putting pressure on my bladder and urethra. So I always feel like I have to pee badly but have troubles getting a stream going and empting all the contents if my bladder. In addition my trouble urinating seems to be seeping in to non-period days where I often have to make more then one trip to the bathroom to fully empty my bladder. I have been using it for 5 months now. At first it I could pee just fine with it in each month it seema to get worse.

Is there anything that can be done? Should i just switch back to tampons?

thanks :)
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 14th, 2017 01:19 pm (UTC)
If you can't spin it, don't. There are other ways to see if it's open and/or positioned properly. Not being able to empty your bladder is a common complaint in the beginning. If your body doesn't get used to your cup, then consider one with different dimensions and/or shape. Flipping your Diva inside out might give you an idea of how shorter and blunter cups feel. Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for other helpful hints for other common questions.
spf_kta on March 14th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
I dont think I am explaining myself correctly.

The not being able to get a consistent pee steam for 3 days of the month is fine I knew was common for some people.

I think my issue is a bit different. First Its getting worse making it more difficult to pee not better.

Second it has extended to all the time I can no longer empty the contents of mt bladder in it entirety cup or no cup.

The main issue is that my period use to not bother me until I started using the cup. Now I dread it. It pushes on my bladder making me feel like I have to pee URGENTLY for three days streight even if i manage to get my bladder to fully empty. (Which rarely happens these days)

A cup thats more blunt seems like it would irritate the issue further. I feel like slender and tapered would be better does it exist?

Edited at 2017-03-14 11:05 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 15th, 2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
Use any of the size charts found online to compare the Diva's dimensions to others. Then use photos to compare shapes. Another tapered cup is likely to have a thick or flared rim.

As Serpent said, don't feel guilty about using other methods and products if cups don't work out for you.
rebecca2525rebecca2525 on March 14th, 2017 06:04 pm (UTC)
A softer cup might also help, I think.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 14th, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC)
yeah softness matters a lot.
the diva is long for many folks, so definitely flip it inside out. it will be further away from your urethra this way.
(is it possible that you've got a mild uti?)
if you're dreading your period then clearly diva is not the right cup for you. experiment a bit and don't feel guilty if you wanna go back to tampons. if you like the reusable aspect you can also try cloth pads.
spf_kta on March 14th, 2017 11:54 pm (UTC)
Luckily no UTI. I just had a test done.

Ill try it inside out this month. I don't know why i am so skeptical you guys know alot more then me about this stuff.
Is it harder to remove when its inside out? It seems like there is far less base to squeeze.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 16th, 2017 03:29 am (UTC)
fwiw my cervix is so low that i need to use any cup inside out. removal is not a problem at all.
lilin_unite on March 16th, 2017 12:15 pm (UTC)
I've also had this issue, and for me, a softer cup helps. The softest one I've tried (and I believe possibly the softest one there is) is the Si-Bell. Because it's so squishy, it's slightly harder to get to pop open. But I've had good luck with the 7-fold method, and it is much more comfortable for me than the Diva was.

Since this issue has spilled over into all the time, I might try giving your body a break and doing a cycle with just pads to let your urethral nerves calm down, and then the next cycle trying one or more of the suggestions here.

Edited at 2017-03-16 12:16 pm (UTC)