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OK, I got my Divacup and tried it last night. I think I will like it once I'm used to it, but holy-moley was it hard to remove!! It seems the suction factor makes it really difficult to remove and it feels like it's pulling my insides out! How do you break the suction to remove it? I also seem to be having a tough time getting it high enough - the tail sticks out quite far and pokes me! I know the solution is to cut off the tail, but I'm afraid I won't be able to get it out at all then! Any suggestions?
 

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Thanks! One more question (sorry if this is gross or TMI) – when you put it in is it supposed to create a really tight suction (to the point you can hear it)? The cup doesn’t even fully “reinflate” (if that makes sense) when I let go of it due to the suction and it’s a tad uncomfortable at first.
 

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Occasionally, I get that much suction when I put mine in, and I scoop my finger around to the back (opening) of the cup and break the suction, b/c I think it's more important for the cup to be fully open, and I don't like the suction!

Also, sometimes opening it before it's all the way in (can you figure that out? Hard to explain!) does the trick... be careful, though!

Also, I usually put lube on the sides...

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Originally Posted by calebsmama03
OK, I got my Divacup and tried it last night. I think I will like it once I'm used to it, but holy-moley was it hard to remove!! It seems the suction factor makes it really difficult to remove and it feels like it's pulling my insides out! How do you break the suction to remove it? I also seem to be having a tough time getting it high enough - the tail sticks out quite far and pokes me! I know the solution is to cut off the tail, but I'm afraid I won't be able to get it out at all then! Any suggestions?
First, cut off the tail. Then smile, it will feel totally different. The tail doesn't really help you take the diva cup out anyway (at least for me).

For removal... Do you do kegels? When you want to take it out, do your kegels (like pushing out poo or baby, whatever). That will usually get the cup down enough for me to grab the bottom and get that sucker out. And I was suprised with how much suction it has, but after only 2 af, I
it. The first af I wasn't sure about this whole thing, now it's already second nature (and no more emergency trips to the store!).

eta: Yes, I feel when the cup inflates after I put it in, and hear it when I'm pulling it out. Kinda strange/bizarre at first, but I'm starting to get used to it. What really trips me out is when it doesn't fully inflate until I'm running down the hall after ds - it's stopped me in my tracks more than once.
 
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