I had another brand of cup that didn't fit right ever and always leaked. It's amazing what a miniscule size difference will do!! I haven't had any leaks with mine since I got the Diva Cup. You can definitely tell if its not in quite right. The important things are to make sure it has opened up all the way, and to make sure you have a good seal. I put in in, make sure its opened up, and then pull down slightly so that it seals.
said#14Oct 22, 2011 at 1:37am
I am having serious issues learning how to remove mine without it feeling like I am ripping my insides out. TMI I know, but I need some advice.
Hmm, Terra, I know that sometimes it can be hard for people to get it to "unseal".... sounds like that is what must be happening. Mine I usually just squish a little before I start to remove it and that works. You can also (this is way too much TMI, sorry) - kind of slide a finger up alongside the cup and push in a bit at the rim. You should be able to feel and sometimes even HEAR the seal break, and it shouldn't feel like its pulling everything else out along with it. I don't have any other ideas, but I know there are somewebsites/blogs/etc. out there just about menstrual cup use, so maybe you could find more advice if you need it!? Really hope you can get it to work better for you!
Terra, since we are all about TMI here, I'll tell you how I get mine out :-) If I sit on the toilet and then push as if I'm going to do #2 but not that hard, it seems to poke out so the tip is outside, and then it is very easy to pull out and the seal seems to be broken.
I grab it with a piece of toilet paper to avoid the ick factor, and that also helps provide some grip.
So I was wondering if it would hurt the diva cup at all if i just wash the diva cup with the diva cup wash and not boil it? I spent so much money on this product and just need anything to avoid buying a new pot to boil it! my bf doesnt want me using his pot and i cant afford to buy a new pot just to boil it...so would it cause any harm if i dont end up boiling it?