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Poll Results: I (blank) my divacup

 
  • 82% (29)
    Love it! and will tell you what i love about it in my post below
  • 17% (6)
    hate it! and will tell you what i hate in my post below
  • 0% (0)
    and have a better idea then the divacup! and will tell you what that is in my post below.
35 Total Votes  
post #21 of 27
I voted hate it. The reason is it makes my cramps way worse and it hurts to take it out and hurts when I am putting it in because of the pressure. I liked the way it caught the flow and couldnt feel it in there other than the cramps and uterus aching so badly.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I voted hate it. The reason is it makes my cramps way worse and it hurts to take it out and hurts when I am putting it in because of the pressure. I liked the way it caught the flow and couldnt feel it in there other than the cramps and uterus aching so badly.
I do get that aching now and then, too, but I'm not sure that for me it was only with the cup. And it's rare. I wonder what causes it?
post #23 of 27
I've gotten awful cramps because of my cup a couple of times. I figured out that it was due to me putting it in too high when I was inserting it and I was bumping my cervix (which apparently moves down when you menstruate). They were awful nausea-inducing cramps too, bleh. But as long as I don't do that I don't have an issue. Normally I start inserting it, let it open up, and then push it up a bit more so it's in position.
post #24 of 27
I've had mine for 6+ years and LOVE IT!!
post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 
wow this has turned into a great thread! i am glad i posted. thanks mamas! keep the advice coming!
post #26 of 27
I neither love it nor hate it... but I could never get it to sit right so it didn't leak and/or feel funny... or at least, not for more than a few minutes at a time And walking around in public (or even at home!!), constantly grabbing your crotch and reaching down into your pants is just... uh... kinda frowned on. So I gave up

ETA: Though, to be fair, I do actually have The Keeper. I honestly can't imagine theres *that* much difference in them and I just can't quite justify another purchase of something I'm pretty sure doesn't work for me...
post #27 of 27
I had a Keeper as a young adult, and then switched to a Diva when my Keeper got accidentally left behind on vacation. I loved it for years, but since my twins were born, I just can't get a good fit (yes, I have the larger size). Everybody says, "kegels, kegels," but I didn't have a vaginal childbirth with the twins, so I'm not sure that's it. Anyway, they're 3 1/2 now, and the thing still leaks, so I've gone back to using washable pads, and tampons for times when the pads aren't practical.

Even when mine fit well, I used to have to remove it to have a BM, and then put it back, because pushing for the BM would dislodge it and make it leak. And if I let my bladder get VERY full, it would also dislodge it, and I'd have to adjust it.
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