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A Rocky Start But Smooth Sailing From There.

I started using the diva cup about 3 or 4 months ago... for my first actual period with it i had a kidney stone AND i was sleeping over at a friend's house so it was a pretty bad experience. Basically i didn't put it in right and i started leaking. I wasn't used to using it yet so i wasn't removing it properly- i just tried to pull without breaking the seal first and it would hurt like HECK to remove. And on top of that i had a weird pain in my lower region that i thought was from having it in incorrectly (i found out later that my stone had reached my bladder though and that was what the pain was. TMI?) All this while i was trying to be super discreet about it because i was at my friend's place.

After that first harrowing period, though, the cup has been perfect. I feel like such a pro now haha. the weird thing is... after i got the cup, i kept accumulating more and more pads?? Like, i dont even NEED them but somehow i have three packages of them now. Crazy. I just dont know what to do with them.

I am so glad i went through with getting a cup and now i never have to buy disposable products again, or carry them with me, or worry about TSS if i forget about a tampon, or have smelly, gross pads. And as a bonus (?) I learned a lot about my architecture down there. I feel weirdly enlightened.

For anyone who is on the fence about it... just try it. And don't just do a dry run and give up. It could take a sort of epiphany but once it clicks it's easy to insert and remove, especially as you get more comfortable with sticking your fingers up there (if you weren't already!).
AriesChan AriesChan 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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And, it also helps to buy the right size cup... I bought the "over 30 or had a child" size cup by accident, but I'm still working with it easy enough.. Inverting it helps too, if the stem is too long.