leette (leette) wrote in menstrual_cups,
leette
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Help! Pain and Discomfort?!

Wow...  lots of information here.  I feel like i have been reading for hours.  But i have yet to find anyone with a story similar to mine. 

I just bought my DivaCup today, which the local co-op has in stock.  I say yay to that, but boo to my first experiences with this product.

It is so painful, that all i could do was sit and cry.  I gave up after 2 hours of trying.... 

Oh, it doesn't hurt to insert, it hurts once it is inserted.  I can get it in, as per the written instructions in the package.  I can't figure out if it is open or closed...  since all i can tell is that it feels like i put a square peg into a round hole! 

From what i can tell here, and other information i have researched, i should not be able to feel it.  But i can.  I don't know why. 

It feels like it's scraping.  Lube did not help.  Warming it did not help.  Jumping around, wiggling did not help. 

I spent an hour standing, worried to sit down, when it pinched then felt like i had a rock in my vagina. 

Of course, i thought i should keep it in for a bit, see if i "got used" to it.  Well, it leaked all over the place.  I did have a backup pad, but i have a very heavy flow and, well, suffice it to say, it took me another couple of hours to clean up the mess of blood and clots and tears. 

What am i doing wrong?  Is it not opening?  Is it to low?  Too high?  Should i trim it and hope for the best?  Am i too fat for this product and that is why it doesn't work for me? 

I am so frustrated!!!!  I do NOT want to wear tampons anymore...  but i am back at them. 
Tags: chafing/irritation, divacup, first time use
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