I just got my first chance to try a Diva cup (I ordered it from Lunapads when they were having a sale), and was super excited about it... well, I just CANNOT get it to open. I did my homework and tried 4 different folds. (C, 7, punch-down and origami.) I also tried positioning myself variously during the process. No matter what I do, it just suctions in on itself so that it's flat.
Please help me troubleshoot this! Should I be gripping it lower/higher? Letting go sooner/later? Standing on my head? What!!
And yeah, I *just* read in another post that Mooncups are generally easier to open. Greeeaaat, NOW I figure that out. :p Still, I'm not giving up on my Diva yet.
I got it! ...I think. It's less squashed than it was before, I can't feel my cervix, and I can *just* manage to turn it. (Hard to get a decent grip on the base.) I'll use backup tonight, and in the morning we'll see if it worked. Thanks so much!