I purchased a Diva Cup. I've read all the memories on insertion and all that and it answered my questions but it still isn't working out for me.
This morning, upon starting my period, i inserted the diva cup using the punch down method. I did the whole, slouched with hips almost horizontal to the seat thing and inserted the diva cup as horiztonally as i could. I pushed it up to where the stem was even with my vaginal opening. All fine and dandy... it opened up, i heard the suction, i ran my finger around it, twisted it, made sure --all that stuff.
So far, it's already eons better than a tampon because i don't feel the need to kill the world within 5 seconds of putting it in. It has been at least 30 seconds so far, and i'm still calm and happy. Until i stand up. Ok, i can kinda feel it, but its no biggie - until i relax. And then it feels like my vagina is PUSHING the cup out - like i'm giving birth to it. And in fact, it WAS pushing it out. I couldn't get it to stay where i put it. I really hated the way it felt, moving up and down like that.
I tried re-inserting it several different times trying different things ... but everytime, it would just push back down when i stood up and relaxed. It wouldnt push OUT of my vagina, but it would bob up and down depending on what my muscles were doing.
I figured, maybe i just had to get used to it, so i put it in and made an attempt to leave the house - to brave the day wearing this uncomfy thing. I only made it to the end of the driveway before it felt like it was just falling out totally... i rushed back in and took it out. There was already blood in the cup, so i know it was open... but ..uhm...
suggestions? What am i doing wrong?
it was only my first day, so i'm not giving up... but i stuck with a cloth pad for the day, because i couldn't deal with that feeling. I suppose i'll try it again tonight.
EDIT: I pushed it up higher and it worked. yay!