Pee in cup
Last month, on the last day of my cycle, I purchased the diva cup. The first time I tried it, it worked great. I did not pee during those hours. It worked great, no leak, I could actually see the blood inside the cup and it was comfortable.
I used it after just to get the practice of putting it in. When I peed I had a problem. I went to pee and the cup felt extremely full and heavy. I tried to pee and only a trickle came out. I removed the cup and the pee gushed out. The cup was full of pee that has been sitting in it. Not only that, it smelled bad since the pee had been sitting in it for a while.
Yesterday I saw a spot of blood twice when wiping so I decided let me try the cup again because I’m excited about having it.
I put it in. Feels comfortable. Go pee. Pee regularly comes out but at the very end of the steam, cup begins to feel heavy. I remove, again pee inside. I rinse and put back.
What an I doing wrong? Is it the position? I have a low cervix, is that the problem? I know it’s inserted all the way, only the stem is near my entrance.
I’m well aware that the urethra and vagina are two separate areas. I too have had the issue that I will go to the bathroom, feel the diva cup get heavy and start to slip. When I take it out, it is full of pee. Does my bladder push it down? Does the urine slide up into the cup? It is frustrating and gross because I work in a public school and have to make sure I wash my hands before and after I go to the bathroom. Still better than tampons.
Thank you! I just got one to try out and am also not on my period right now. I put it in and immediately felt the urge to pee. So I sat down on the toilet and nothing came out. I felt the cup sliding down from inside and so I pulled it out and my pee splashed all over my hand and then I finished peeing with yhe cup out and heard the stream. Having only had yhe cup in for less than a minute, it was absolutely urine that filled the cup up. I was totally confused since I know there are 3 holes, so I consulted the seemingly all-knowing Google and this is the ONLY post I’ve found that doesn’t say I’m 100% incorrect. I’ll try it again while not on my period and maybe push further up (but then will have a harder time getting it out). If that doesn’t work, I guess it isn’t for me (especially since there isn’t any support in things to try since it “physically can’t happen”).
I can confirm that it happens because it happens to me too. Every forum I’ve looked at has had nothing but condescending responses about how it can’t possibly be urine, but it is. I think it’s just a matter of some people having a urethra a little higher up than others. It doesn’t happen every time to me so I just make sure to wash the cup when it does. I had the same problem with tampons.
I know for a fact it is urine. As previously mentioned. I tried practicing using the cup without my period. Urinating leaving the cup inside of my body. After finish urinating, remove the cup and it’s yellow urine in the cup with the overflow of urine feeling into the toilet.