Sorry if this is too much info... You can just answer the last two if you don't want to read everything.
I just started my first diva period like 2 hours ago. I'd done a few dry runs before, and once I got the hang of it getting in was easy,and removal took forever and was painful for the last inch but I thought hey, its tolerable, I have delt with far worse.
I thought I was good to go but nothing could have prepared me for this last hour. Got it in no problem, first try at positioning it opened next to my cervix ( near tears and alot of cussing) but I finally got it re-adjusted and it felt perfect. I was thrilled because I'd never gotten that good positioning before. Then I took a few steps and I felt like someone took a butcher knife and stabbed me from my opening to my spine. Upon further inspection the stem was rubbing against the glory spot, so I decided to trim the stem, but when I started to remove it, it felt like my entire abdomen was being ripped out. I automatically thought back to the posts about too much suction so after way to much time sweating and semi-freaking out about how I can't get it I finally break the suction and get it out.(Not a cool feeling when you squeeze to break suction and realize your squeezing your cervix too!) Then I FINALLY trimmed the stem and realized, only one of the little holes on the top is actually all the way through. Oddly enough, I don't want to give up yet.
No wonder I couldn't break suction. So my questions are:
How do you keep it from popping open next to your cervix?
How do you make the holes at the top bigger? Should I just use a pin?
Is it very difficult to remove a Diva with only one finger if it doesn't have a stem?
How long should I wait before trying my Diva again?
Thanks a million!