(Closed) Need some diva cup advice…please.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll:
    give up now, before it's too late : (2 votes)
    29 %
    you are doing it wrong, I will tell you how : (2 votes)
    29 %
    trim the stem then try again : (2 votes)
    29 %
    a more meaningful option : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have a diva cup and I love it!   I’m on my second one, I had to get size 2 once I had my son.

    First of all, definitely trim the stem!!  Mine is stemless right now.  I can’t even handle having a tiny bit of stem there…it hurts.

    I often will only get a very, very slight rotation.  Once it’s stuck, the suction is already there.   You can stick your finger along the side, break the suction and then try again.   If you see yourself breaking the suction, you will know it’s already in properly.  Your vaginal wall is a muscle and will push out of the way, just think of what a baby can do in there.  🙂

    Also, I find that wetting it first makes all the difference in the world.

    I can honestly say it took a few attempts before I really got the hang of it, but I will never go back.   My cramps have totally disappeared since using it!

    Post # 5
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I just run it under the tap.    I remember having leakage with mine at first, and it just finally stopped.  I think being nervous about putting it in made it harder.  Once I did it a few times, I did get a good seal.  🙂   There are times where I take the bottom (while inserted) and push it up, and then can turn it about 5-10%.      Stick with it; it will be worth it!

    Post # 6
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Keep trying. You will figure out how it fits in your body. I don’t turn it too much, but kind of wiggle it around until I can feel it fully expand. 

    It really makes my cramps much less and is very convenient once you figure out how it works. 

    I wet mine under the faucet too and that helps with insertion. 

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