I bought the diva because I could buy it at the organic store by my house. I like to buy local and support local businesses so this was a big selling thing for me. I also like to buy Canadian products seeing as I live in Canada. Further, I hadn't found this community, so I didn't know what all was out there. Knowing what I know now I probably would have gone with a Lady Cup, and may still get one, but I'm happy. I'll probably need to trim the stem, but other then that, it's great! I gave away my pads, my roommates taking my tampons, and I'm never going back :)
Questions though. First, my diva's been leaking a little. It was FINE when my flow was heavy, but now that it's lighter it seems to be leaking. I know it has a seal, and it's not over filling, so I don't know what the problem is. It's not quite as much as tampons, but still enough that I wouldn't want to go without a pantyliner. At first I was wondering if it wasn't popping, but when I go to get it out, I can definitely hear the seal breaking. Why the heck is it doing this??? Shouldn't it leak more when my flow's heavier????
Second question. My blood. It's very...stringy. I mean, really, really stringy. I've noticed this a bit with tampons, but with the Diva it is VERY obvious that a lining is coming out. There's almost no "liquid" blood, it's all just this thick, clumpy, mucousy, stringy stuff. Is that normal?