Hi everyone. I just purchased a diva cup. After screwing around with it for a day or two, I decided that I would call customer service. I then discovered that they are open limited hours. So I went to the web and found this community by searching the internet for menstrual cup help.... This has been a godsend! Thank you so much for all the wonderful information out here. It's also been good for a few giggles.
The first time with the diva cup went okay. I wouldn't say great. I had problems getting it to open and was a little disturbed by the sucking noise it made when I did get it to open. I was terrified that I would have a problem getting it out but that only turned out to be tough the first time. It got dropped in the toilet once and I ended up cleaning blood off my white grout once. Despite the problems, by the end I pretty much had it figured out. I think I will try again next month since it sounds like it gets easier with time. I'm not ready to wear white pants with it yet. :) I have kind of a silly question about the cup. When I used to wear tampons I couldn't wear them until all the brown discharge was gone because of dryness. So those last two days I would resort to panty liners. Do you all use your cups until all traces of brown discharge is gone?
Thanks a million!!
I think I just helped a girl convert to cups! It's so exciting, converting girls to this happy tool. I'm glad this community is here to link curious girls to.
Hi all. I want to start off with saying that this community is fantastic! I never realized that there was an alternative out there until I ran across this community via the nuvaring group.
I'm an avid camper, and am planning to take an extended trip in a little over a week and a half. Naturally, I've been sold on wanting to try a cup, so I don't have to pack all the garbage in and out (or even create it in the first place.) My question is, does anyone remember how long it took for their cup of choice to arrive after ordering? I looked through the archive, and wasn't able to find anything on this, so if it's redundant, I apologize.
Also, is anyone around a camper? Which cup do you use and why? Any recommendations for me?
Again, thanks for just, well, existing, guys. It's wonderful to see women getting together like this to help one another out.
I've been considering getting a DivaCup, but I'm a little unsure about sizing. I noticed with the Keeper and the MoonCup that women who have had a c-section (which I have) are instructed to get the same size cup as women who have never given birth, but with the DivaCup we're told to get the same size as women who have delivered vaginally. Has anyone else had a c-section and what size worked?
Cheers & thanks!
Edit: Thanks for all your comments. I assumed that the different brands of cups were the same size I've e-mailed DivaCup, and I'll let you know what they say, if it's at all helpful.