I just had to let everyone know I've had a great first day using my Diva Cup! My first try inserting it didn't work properly, had a little leaking. I plucked it out, cleaned it up, and ever since have been in heaven! No strings, no cotton sucking me dry, it's fabulous.
It's much easier and faster to clean than I thought it would be. Each time I've emptied it has taken me less time. I'm finding it fascinating to see how little I actually bleed.