Menstrual cups?

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    cattydoll
    cattydoll
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    I’m wondering if anyone here has used menstrual cups? Specifically the silicone ones (like the diva cup).
    I have some scarring in my vagina from physical trauma (dry penetration) and that combined with vaginismus makes tampon usage so uncomfortable for me..
    The Cotton feels scratchy inside and my body likes to literally push the tampon out..my doc suggested maybe using a silicone cup as an alternative to reduce the “scratchy” feeling. They come in different sizes but the top of it looks BIG even though you fold it (I believe) to insert it. I don’t know what I’d expect pain wise.
    So has anyone used it? What’s your experience been compared to traditional tampons? Was pain better, worse or the same?

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    recessivegenequeen
    recessivegenequeen
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    I have never used the cup to be honest, but I’m also curious about this – I have trouble inserting tampons, and you can’t really reposition them the same way you can with a cup if you get them in wrong the first time. I think when I was more new to inserting things I wouldn’t have liked how hands-on you need to be to settle the cup into position, but I’m more open to something like this now. I’d also love to hear if anyone has experience with this!

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