Almost lost it in there!
So I was trying to insert it using the U fold and I got it almost as far in as I wanted when I tried to rotate it so that it would pop open. It didn’t pop open, and suddenly my vagina started to almost suck it further in. I was barely able to hold on to the tip, just by my fingernails. It was being pulled in too hard for me to hold it by the base. I had to actually push it out like a baby far enough for me to grab it again. Is it too small? I got the bigger size Diva cup cause I’ve had a baby but still… How can I avoid this?
It sounds as though you have a high cervix. If you can reach the cup when you squat and bear down with your pelvic floor muscles, you should be fine. However, if it’s hard to reach when you have your period you might want to consider a cup with a longer stem or a longer cup, although you’re pickings are pretty slim on that.
But before you run out and buy another cup, if this was a “dry run” know that your cervix may move lower during the first half of your period. If you were practicing during ovulation the cervix is at its highest position and can be hard to reach or even out of reach – making removal difficult.
It will start to move higher in the middle to the end of the period but not as high as during ovulation.
Back to cups/features that you might consider…
A longer stem will help you locate and wiggle the cup down enough to reach the base, pinch, and remove it. But also remember that you need to break the seal before tugging down on the cup. If you don’t and there is a strong seal, it could cause a suction while you pull and you may experience some pain or even cramping.
A longer cup will be easier to reach but if your cervix drops lower, you might need a second – shorter cup for comfort. The LuvUr Body Cup medium has the longest body length, not including the stem.
Avoid cups that are bell-shaped with a flared rim as these cups tend to ride up and sit higher in the vaginal fornix.
There’s really not a way to stop a cup from migrating besides a large diameter (like the Tampax Cup). Otherwise, it will find the area of least resistance to settle in.
Here’s some more information on choosing a cup and locating & measuring your cervix:
How to Choose a Menstrual Cup
I hope this helps but you’re welcome to reply if you have any further questions.
Good Luck for now,
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