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10 November 2006 @ 09:34 pm
Hi ladies :)

I bought my DivaCup yesterday... I did have major issues putting it in until I read up on the alternative ways to fold it. Still, it didn't go in as easily as I'd like, and I had problems with it unfolding.

So, I just retried putting it in. And It seemed like it was in right... It was realllyyyy difficult to put my finger up there and see if it was completely unfolded, but it seemed like it was.

Then I got a really strong urge to pee... so I did, but it was really weird. When I urinated it seemed like it kind of sprayed a bit, and it kind of pushed the cup around... farther up, I think.

So, after that I practiced removing it. After a few minutes I successfully removed it (yey! I was relieved after hearing about everyones troubles doing this), but there was this big gush of urine that surged out when I did.

Whaaatttt? It would be impossible for me to put the DivaCup in my urethra of course, so what the heck happened?
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Sarasarasnee on November 11th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
You're most likely placing it close to your bladder and put pressure on your bladder when you removed it as well.

Sarasarasnee on November 11th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
*also* you may want to be doing some kegel exercises to strengthen your urinary muscles. That might have been part of it.
エイミteh_am3s on November 11th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
I do them quite often, actually.
3 SD's off normaechei on November 11th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
it was not in far enough, and so was putting pressure on your urethra. this is bad, as you found out. try to get it in a bit higher next time, it will be a lot more comfy.
エイミteh_am3s on November 11th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Thank you for the advice :) I'll make sure to next time.
elizabbyelizabby on November 14th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Yep - I get this when the cup is sitting too low. I'm not sure if it is pressing on the bladder or the urethra, but it can be quite uncomfortable. Sometimes I feel like I need to go, but can't!

All these problems are solved for me by pushing the cup up higher, or doing a few pelvic floor exercises and letting the cup find its own level.
Using stars as icecubes in my moonlight punchkaelstra on November 11th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Apparently some women's urethra actually opens into their vaginal cavity. I was unaware of this, but some seem to regard it as normal.
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu: Divacupoddharmonic on November 11th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
What you described is called a urogenital sinus anomaly and considered a rare birth defect.
elizabbyelizabby on November 14th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
No, it's not normal. What's more, since you don't have any "continence muscles" at the bottom of the vagina - if you have this you leak ALL the time. This is not what she is describing.
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エイミteh_am3s on November 12th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
It's absoslutely impossible to get it in using the c-fold. I'm way too tiny.
embodiedspirit on November 12th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
I find that I have similar issues as well - not quite in the way that you described, but that it's difficult for me to pee quickly with the DivaCup in. It feels similar to what I would imagine a guy with prostate troubles would feel. Eventually I manage to get it all out, but fully admit to having better pees without the cup in. There must just be those of us who have urethras that are closer to the vaginal entrance. Additionally, I find that if I put the cup up higher, there's of course the leakage problem. So I feel your pee pain, so to speak. However, it does seem that by doing the cup rotation thing that others in this community have described, it helps the cup settle up a little bit higher than it would normally go while forming a better seal.