Post # 1
Ok, so I am trying the Diva Cup for the first time, and.. it’s just not really working..
All the instructions say it should rotate easily so you can get the suction, but it’s taking some serious effort to get it to rotate. It just goes in and then feels stuck. Also, I can feel it, but I don’t know if it’s just because I’m aware that it’s there. Maybe I should trim the stem?
The instructions also say that if you’re having difficulty rotating, have a poke around to let the cup open up. Are they joking?? There’s no way a finger will fit in there as well!
I’m not a tampon user because they hurt to get in, and hurt even more to get out, and I have.. ahem.. been told that things are quite snug down there in my tubings.. but this is supposed to be better than tampons! It can’t be that hard! Am I a failure as a diva??
Please somone help me. Sad face.
Post # 3
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 # 4
I trimmed the stem, so now it’s a bit more comfy, but I think the seal must not be great because there’s some leakage. I’m going to try again in the shower.
Do you wet just with water, or lube etc?
Thanks for your advice so far!
Post # 5
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
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.