esthermm (esthermm) wrote in menstrual_cups,


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Hello, I am a new member and I am using a divacup!! I love it, except I can't seem to find a method that work a 100% to make it pop open when I insert it.

I am so so so sorry if this was posted in the memories but I couldn't seem to find it, if so just let me know and I will delete my post ASAP.

I have been looking at the different insertion methods which made me think it could help, but I guess these are more to make the cup smaller to insert from what I understood. The problem is I am not sure if I am placing it properly, as I sometimes have leakage, sometimes not and I am never sure if it is properly in place.

Well my problem is

Cup should be placed like A. But when I insert it  like in the instructions and in a C-fold, what happens is like in B it pops "sort of open", and I can feel that the cup creates suction and is perfectly round around my vagina but the cup itself is sort of folded in. It is a bit uncomfortable  (sometimes it isnt though) and when I try to play around and make it round, but it loses it's suction and can leak, sometimes though no matter how much I turn and turn it doesn't the cup doesn't open more at all. Maybe what really happens isn't exactly like in the diagram, but that's what it feels like. I love the cup but I am never sure if it will leak or not. What am I doing wrong?

Again, sorry if this isn't clear or if it was posted. I just want to be able to wear my cup and not worry! :(
Tags: insertion - painful or problems, popping open
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