I just bought the Diva Cup, model 2 today. And after being really gung-ho and having thought myself informed, I proceeded to try it out. well, I got it in on the first try, but I think it's up too far. Because so many people said the tip irritated them, I pushed it up more. i can reach it, but it really hurts. i feel like I'm going to cut myself. I don't even know if it's fully opened or not. Everytime I try to remove it, I feel like my nail is getting caught on my really soft, sensitive tissue. I told myself to calm down, and give it a rest... writing this question is during this "relaxation period." I'm nervous about waiting unitl the monring to try to get it out agian, b/c I don't want to be late for work and/or in pain. Any advice?
_____ With the fear of being taken to the emergency room by my fiance' who did not want to navigate the trail to get it out for me, I resolved that i was not going to the hospital at midnight with a foreign object in my yinyang. So, i put some lube on my fingers, took some deep breaths and went for it. I really had put it in way too far/deep/high. I finally got a grip, then follwed the "bear down" advice"and got it to come out. i almost tried again, but figured I had done enough for one night. This is the end of my cycle anyway, so I'll try again next month....but I will be more careful next time.