So I have been looking all over for an answer to which menstrual cup I should buy and just decided it is something that varies from person to person. So if I put down my specs maybe someone similiar to me can make a suggestion?
Right now I have the Diva Cup#1 Pre-Childbirth. I la-la-la-LOVE not having to use tampons mostly because I hate to change them everytime I pee. (because most of the time I got pee on the string which bothers me enough to want a fresh one) Also I love the fact that there is no waste and no product to run out of or need to go out and buy anything.
So the only problems I have had with the Diva Cup was intially it was hard for me to insert and remove but after a while I got the hang of it. Still, I have left it in for almost 48hours(I don't have a very heavy flow) just because I didn't want the hassle of taking it out and putting it back in again. Even though I can break the seal fine, the cup I feel is still big for me and it somewhat hurts when I remove it which is a big reason I hesitate to empty it. I feel like it bruises or scratches my insides. Ouchers. Not too bad, but I do feel sore after using it. I am not a virgin but I don't have a lot of sex and I usually hurt when I have sex after I haven't in a while. I am not sure if that is just my size or if it is something all women feel in similar circumstances.
I have rarely had leakage(again I don't have a heavy flow) and once I cut the stem I had no poking so thats all good. It was somewhat of a hassle to clean. I used a safety pun to clean the holes and get gunk outta the lettering on the inside of the cup.
Essentially I am looking to get a new one- that possiblly fits me a bit better. I have not had a child and I do have the Minera IUD inserted and I don't know if that poses any problems or not- so if anyone has any input on that as well I would really appreciate some feedback!
Is there something smaller than the Diva that works in a similar way? Possibly something that is easier to clean as well? I love the idea of menstrual cups which I think is a big reason why I enjoy my Diva Cup but I have a feeling it may not be the 'right' cup for me. Please help!! I wanted to purchase one before my next cycle if possible. Thanks so much! I am SOOO glad I found this community! :)