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    Hi Everyone,

    So two days ago my Diva Cup arrived in the post just in time for me period. YAY..

    I feel that my cup sits fairly high. The stem of the cup is inside my vagina and I have to pull the cup from the stem in order to reach to break to seal.

    If I have the cup lower like I think is suggested, it makes me feel like I need to pee all the time.

    I opted for the Diva Cup as I have a heavy flow. I also know it is one of the longest cups so I should definitely not be having trouble reaching it.

    Any advice?
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    Just curious, why have you chosen menstrual cups over tampons and pads? Most females feel discomfort with menstrual cups at first, it takes a while to get used to. Others find that the discomfort is always there, since it's essentially stretching your vagina.
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    (Original post by Petulia)
    Just curious, why have you chosen menstrual cups over tampons and pads? Most females feel discomfort with menstrual cups at first, it takes a while to get used to. Others find that the discomfort is always there, since it's essentially stretching your vagina.
    They're cleaner, hold more liquid, which is a godsend if you do have a particularly heavy period, don't give you TSS.

    @OP, if your cup naturally wiggles itself quite high, and it doesn't leak/ cause you pain, then that's completely fine too. I have a meluna, and I do have to grab the stem to get mine out as well.
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    (Original post by Petulia)
    Just curious, why have you chosen menstrual cups over tampons and pads? Most females feel discomfort with menstrual cups at first, it takes a while to get used to. Others find that the discomfort is always there, since it's essentially stretching your vagina.
    I have such a heavy flow that i have to use both tampons and towels together. The main problem for me was going out with a handbag packed with sanitary products. I would also have to cut a night short if i started to run low. At lease the cup never runs out and doesnt take up much space in a handbag when you arent using it. Its no more/less comfortable than tampons to me.


    Thanks. I'm def getting the hang of it. Havent had the confidence to sleep with my cup in yet. Too worried that it will disappear in the night (which is i know if virtually impossible). Wearing pads as well in case of leak but so far had no trouble.
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    The stem (if you choose to have one) should sit inside your vagina. None of the cup should be outside - if it is you'll definitely get leaks.
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    (Original post by Petulia)
    Just curious, why have you chosen menstrual cups over tampons and pads? Most females feel discomfort with menstrual cups at first, it takes a while to get used to. Others find that the discomfort is always there, since it's essentially stretching your vagina.
    I actually find menstrual cups more comfortable than tampons and sanitary towels; when I used to use them I was always able to feel them yet with a menstrual cup its like theres nothing there. Ive also found that menstrual cups leak less than towels and tampons do.

    @OP: Yes thats normal. I have a femmecup and I have to reach up to remove it too.

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