Brittany (britlovessims) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Brittany
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First time issues and questions

I bought my Divacup a few days and I couldn't wait to test it out right away.  I tried to master the smallest fold, but it kept undoing and snapping before it was in. Ow! So then I settled with the punchdown, since it was the easiest for me to do and hold in place. I found that it also helped me to angle it horizontally.

Trying to get it in was definitely the most traumatizing event of my life. I'm a virgin, don't own any sex toys, and have used tampons about 3 times before declaring them evil, so this was quite the experience. I was so frustrated and almost gave up. The damn thing just wouldn't go in. I was scared to try again, but for some reason today I did. To my ultimate surprise, it worked! I was so relieved. Taking it out was no problem either, which I was scared would be painful.

But I do have a few questions. I'm not exactly sure if it opened or not. I tried to spin it around, but I don't know if it did or not. Getting another finger in there to feel is not really an option either.

I'm not really sure it there was suction either. When I went to take it out, by pulling on the stem it could come down a little bit. Is that normal? I couldn't take it all the way out like that, but is it supposed to move around even with suction? I pinched the bottom and then it kind of folded itself into a C. From what I felt, it felt like it was unfolded. I'm not sure though. There was also a bit of blood on it when I got it out...I'm not sure if I should be concerned about that or not. Hmm.

Edit: Ok, I've tried a few times today on inserting and removal, and I don't think I have any problems with that. The last time I put it in it was uncomfortable and I could definitely feel it. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I cut a bit of the stem off...I have no idea if it's sealing or not, but I can pull it out a fair deal before it starts to hurt...not sure if that's because of the size of the seal. I feel really discouraged right now...Maybe I should try a different fold? I don't know. It sits REALLY low, and I can' t seem to get it any higher.
Tags: divacup, first time use, teething troubles, virginity
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