Slateblue (slateblue) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First time Diva Cup use - excitement and questions

While I'm writing this, I'm wearing my Diva Cup for the first time! Whoohooo!! My period is due next week, so I thought maybe some practise before would be a good idea.

So, imagine myself in the bathroom with my laptop showing the folding techniques , a bottle of lube and my Diva. First, I tried the C fold, I managed to get it in but it felt like it might be easier with another fold. Plus the stem irritated me. So out with it, cut half the stem off, and gave it another try with the punch-down fold. This was a lot easier, slided in nicely, but the stem still irritated me. So I pulled it out again, cut off the whole stem, and tried again. Now it's better, but I still feel there's something inside me. So what I'd like to know is:

1. Though I still feel it, I have the impression it sits in the right place. I tried moving it in a bit deeper, but it's as if it fits and doesn't want to go in any deeper. I don't feel the whole cup inside me, just the lower bit. As if it were a bit too long. Now I know that the Diva Cup is the longest (I'm 31 and have not given birth, so I have size 2), so maybe the Mooncup would suit me better? Judging from this picture, it seems quite a bit shorter.

2. I don't feel it pop open. From what I read so far, I thought you'd feel or even hear it, but I don't. I can twist it, though. Does that mean it's open, even though I don't feel it open?

And removing it is just... not so nice. I think I need a bit more practise on that.

Update: I just ordered a Mooncup. I couldn't resist. :-)

Update #2: I cut off a bit of the base of the Diva Cup, and now it feels perfect.

[Cross-posted to divacup]
Tags: dry run

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