I have recently been trying to move over to use menstrual cups. I did some research and took the plunge and bought a Diva Cup. I can insert the cup fine but I never seem to be able to get it in high enough. When I wipe after peeing the cup is poking out of my vagina, and sometimes even when standing I can feel it through the skin on either side of my vagina. Is this normal? I’ve heard girls say they can’t notice them at all when in so I feel like this isn’t how they are meant to be. I even bought a second one (a moon cup) but have the same problem with is one. And maybe 50% of the time it feels like it gives me a stomach ache. I’ve never had problem with tampons so don’t know what’s going on. Any advice?!
(Sorry if I have posted this a few times – I can’t seem to get it to work!)
I saw two of your posts, so it’s working 🙂 I left a comment on your other one but I’ll include it here and add some additional information that might help.
I see here that you have the Diva Cup and also a Moon Cup.
The Diva Cup is considered a longer cup. All Diva Cup models are the same length. The difference between them are the diameter.
The majority of other cup brands have a different length between the small and large sizes (and any additional sizes).
You shared that the Moon Cup still gives you these problems. While the body is a bit shorter, I believe it still has a long stem. Sorry, mine doesn’t have a stem on it so I’m not sure.
Anyhow, it sounds like you have a low cervix. Did you ever locate and measure your cervix prior to purchasing these cups?
Don’t worry if you didn’t. It’s not really something most cup companies share, but knowing where your cervix is located can be a BIG help to finding a cup that might feel comfortable.
Here’s a link to how and why:
Further information about the Moon Cup…
The rim on this cup is very bulky and firm. It is likely applying pressure to a sensitive area. Some people might feel some aching, cramping, have a hard time using the bathroom, or feeling like they have to use the bathroom more often.
Something with a softer rim or a rim design closer to the Diva Cup should eliminate that problem.
What size Diva Cup do you have? Other than it feeling too long, was the diameter comfortable? Did you have any “stomach aches” with it?
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This doesn’t sound silly at all! It’s actually a very common complaint.
Most people don’t like to be able to feel the cup while it’s in use. But, others prefer the stem to stay outside of their bodies.
Either way that you’re comfortable, is correct.
If what you’re feeling is the stem, you can trim it down bit by bit until it’s comfortable but still easy to reach when you need to remove the cup.
If what you’re feeling is the base of the cup (the bottom of the actual collection area) than the cup is likely too long for you.
You mentioned that you’ve tried multiple times to push the cup higher but that it won’t go. This leads me to believe that the cup is too long.
If you would share what cup and size you’re using, I might be able to suggest some other cups that might feel more comfortable. ?