January 14th, 2005

Questions about divacup

Hi everyone, I'm new! I've been checking out this divacup for a few days now and I'm tempted to try it. I've a few questions maybe some of you could help with.
1. I have no problems with tampons, so for those like me, in what way is the divacup better?
2. I'm not from the US, so I guess I'll have to get mine online. Anyone knows of the best website to get it that ships internationally? Am only looking at the divacup, btw.
3. How do you know when it's inserted correctly? Is it like tampons in that you won't feel it once it's properly in?
4. How often does it need to be changed? You even wear it to sleep? (Currently, I wear pads to sleep)

Thanks to all who respond :)

Strange question regarding Divacup capacity.

Every site I look at says the divacup can hold 30ml (1 oz) of fluid, but mine only holds up to 15ml. I was wondering if the larger divacup held more (but I doubt it since there doesn't seem to be that much difference in size) or if the graduation inside my cup is wrong. I also thought maybe it's 30ml when it's brimming at the top, but I really doubt that's the case.

What do you ladies think? Has anyone else noticed this?

(BTW- first full cycle with the cup had a few kinks, but I love it and tampons are now out of the question.)