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Alatariel
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I just got a Diva Cup (after spending much time convincing my mother that it WASN'T the grossest thing ever) and have practiced inserting it and have a question. I've read all this talk about trimming the stem on the Keeper, but know that the Diva Cup has a shorter stem. I'm still being poked though. Is it ok to trim? It says so on the package, but has anyone trimmed and had issues?
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DarkChild717
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There shouldn't be a problem trimming the stem. As one of our volunteers said, think of the stem as training wheels. Once you're used to inserting and removing it, the usefulness of the stem lessens and it's better to trim it to reduce irritation. [Smile]

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thathollygirl
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After wandering around for a few days with the stem stabbing my poor vag half to death, I cut the entire stem off my mooncup. No problems with it since.

Mind you, just trim a little at a time, since depending on where the cup sits with you, you might need at least a little stem to be able to easily pull it out.

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Heather
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You know, if you ever use a diaphragm -- which getting out bacially involves vaginal splelunking -- you'll feel insanely comfy using the Keeper or Divacup sans stem.

Even without any stem at all? Easy-peasy to get out by comparison.

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Alatariel
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Thank you all so much! I was so excited to use this thing, and when it kept stabbing me in uncomfortable places, I was getting a little discouraged. Ths definitely helps. [Smile]
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logic_grrl
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you might need at least a little stem to be able to easily pull it out.

Actually, it's easiest to pull out if you don't pull on the stem itself at all, but pinch the base of the cup and pull on that.

The stem's really just there to help you learn to find the base of the cup. So once you're cool with that, you can cut the stem off completely.

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