Quoting rosaHOAR:" The only thing I can think of is that your cervix is not pointing into the cup properly. That was my ... [snip!] ... I pull the cup down a bit and then push it back up. Someone suggested I try that and it really helped seal it properly."
Quoting Back2Reality♥:" I was gonna suggest pulling and pushing it back up... What size did you get?"
Quoting elastic vagina:" ok...........i think i have it figured out my problem was that it wasn't opening up, and wasn't deep ... [snip!] ... as i continue using it, and maybe i can hit the 12hr mark on the first or second day so far.......i'm happy, and LOVE the cup"
Quoting rosaHOAR:" That's awesome! I always start leaking around 8ml, which is way better than with tampons which I leaked ... [snip!] ... rinse it out to make sure the tiny holes have no water in them. The holes are what help the cup open up. Does that make sense?"that's a good idea
Quoting elastic vagina:" that's a good idea i've been only taking it out and inserting it in the shower, so mine was always wet, ... [snip!] ... know what to look for when i insert it, it's so much easier........before i was literally breaking a sweat trying to put it in"
Quoting &hearts my boys!:" Ok I got my diva cup, and tried to insert it. AF is not here, I thought it might be easier to try w/o ... [snip!] ... I better keep practicing huh? haha! AF isn't due until the 1st week in April, so I have some time. Any tips? Advice? TIA! "
Quoting rosaHOAR:" When you insert it, just leave it for a second to give it a chance to pop open on its own. Then, try ... [snip!] ... along the outside of the cup to make sure it was open. I would make a sweeping circular motion all the way around the cup. "Thanks! I will keep practicing, but I won't know if I got it right until AF gets here, lol.
Quoting elastic vagina:" how much can you all get in before it starts leaking? for me i got to half an ounce (that's the second ... [snip!] ... and on my first day today is my second day so i'll see how far i'll get with it, as it's still a heavy flow for me on day 2"
Quoting &hearts my boys!:" My heavy flow day I had to change it every 3 hours, and yea it would leak a tiny bit when it was about ... [snip!] ... bit when it was about 3/4 full. It also would feel "heavy" and I knew it was full. But day 1, 3 and 4 I could go 8-12 hours "
Quoting elastic vagina:" changing it every three hours seems really short to me days 1 and 2 are heavy for me...........and ... [snip!] ... that someone could get it for 12 hours, and it would be almost full to the top.............or maybe i just imagined that"