so i'm very new here and new to cup wearing as well.but i bought the diva cup and while i like it, it's a bit big and somewhat stiff.it has and will be good for heavier days.but i was wondering where i could buy the ladycup for a good price(i actually got my diva for about $15 shipped :)  but i really like the fact that the ladycup is supposedly a lot more flexible.

so any help would be appreciated! 
Dina Clare: redhairlintilla on July 28th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think the cheapest for shipping to the US is eBay. It won't be as cheap as the Diva, though.
jes_with1_s on July 28th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
thank you so much.i just recently found that one :) i think i might just order through there.i am just a bit new to the different kinds of cups(i thought there was only a couple).i am hesitant about buying different ones, but i want to find one that i 'love'.
lutyalapolutyalapo on July 28th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say that I bought my LadyCup through the ebay seller and it came in about 8 days from the Czech Republic to the US. I got both sizes but ended up liking the large. It fit better and dealt with my fairly heavy flow much better. I'm 31, no kids, 5'4" and 110. HTH!
jes_with1_s on July 28th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
also, i was told that you could use the diva for up to 10 years if properly cared for.but i think i read on their site that they say you should only use it for one year??which of the cups can you use for a few years?i'm really confused. sorry!!
khendrix85khendrix85 on July 28th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
all of the cups have the capability to last for YEARS and YEARS (as in, the only cup you need in your lifetime while you are menstruating). the divacup changed their criteria to fit their government standards. don't listen to that. perhaps they just want to sell more?

either way. just take care of your cup and it'll be fine. only replace it if it warps out of shape and doesn't work for you anymore or if the silicon starts to crack.
Kai: pic#74324509kuradi8 on July 28th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Before you spend megabucks on a new cup, try flipping the Diva inside out. (Thanks yet again, GJD!) It's a like a completely different cup that way. If you have trouble getting it to pop open, also carefully enlarge the anti-suction holes with something like a toothpick.

There is a lot of speculation as to why Diva announced their cups are only good for one year while all the others claim 5-10. To increase repeat sales? To comply with some sort of regulation? A decision by their legal department? Covering their butts in anticipation of complaints about a "bad batch?" Use your best judgement as to when to replace yours.

There are 9 different cups by 7 different manufacturers. Plus Instead Softcups, which are "different." http://afriska-engl.de.tl/Different-brands-and-sizes.htm She does not list the new Miacup yet.
jes_with1_s on July 28th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
i agree that the diva is different turned inside out, i just hope that there is a really comfortable cup that will be good on my lighter days.there are so many options though, so i don't know what i should be looking into.how much does the mia cost also if anyone knows?i couldn't find a price(maybe it's just me).thank you ladies so much already.i really appreciate the help!
hypergurl7 on July 29th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Where did you get your divacup? $15 shipped sounds like a great price to me!
jes_with1_s on July 29th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
hang on, let me find it:


that's the link for size 2


that's the link for size 1

and then after you put it in your cart you put in this code and it takes $5 off for first time customers :) ESI177

hope that helps :)