So this is my first run with the Divacup, for the past three days. At first I was extremely confused - I don't know what I would have done without this community! Thank you!
I've been using tampons (the Natracare organic cotton) and I've been ok with them, but the dryness was starting to get to me, so I thought I would give the cup a try. I bought the Divacup model 1 (the smaller one) even though I am 33 (no children) as it was only recently that I was ever even able to use the Natracare Super size tampon, and even then sometimes I had to use the smaller one and just change it ever hour just cuz the larger one seemed too big (the cotton tampons have a noticably lower capacity than the OB's.) My flow is fairly light, so I thought I could handle the model 1.
I found that the origami method of inserting worked to get it in pretty easily (thank you to the awesome member with that post with all the pics!.) I was not able to twist it with it in me, so after inserting, I do a few kegels and move around, and in a minute or two, I feel this *ugg* in my lower abdomen, which I take to be the Divacup opening and sealing. I've had some very light spotting (I don't need to wear a pad) the entire time, but I take it that is because it takes me a minute to seal.
However, it hasn't been as perfect as I had hoped it would be. Basically, I have a constant full feeling in my vagina. I trimmed the stem down to the last tick mark, and I get it up as far as I can, but it is still just barely inside my vagina, which is ok, except I can still feel the whole thing inside. The feeling is enough to make me not want to exercise, although I can go about my daily life without feeling too oogy for the most part - more that I notice its there. Is it possible that I should have bought the larger size for this problem? (I can't imagine why, but who knows.) I've been thinking about switching to the Mooncup UK since it is shorter (by a whole 7mm!), but I don't know if it would improve this problem. If so, should I get the larger size or the smaller? Perhaps I just need to get it up higher, but for the life of me, I don't know how. It all I can do to get it all the way in at all.
Such a long post for such a little problem it seems...maybe I'm expecting too much, but I really want this cup to work well enough to give up tampons all together.