December 10th, 2008

Another LadyCup coupon

Here is a code for 15% off at - 080740

Did anyone else find the sticker that came with the LadyCup/colorCup really creepy?  It's like two upside down cups with round heads on them, dancing.  I showed my husband, who doesn't like hearing about cups to begin with, and he said "I would poke my eyes out but then that would be the last thing I saw."  Hehe.

Any Cup Sales?

Hello Ladies!

I'm in the cup buying market again, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any current sales on any of the cups, or if anyone has any coupon codes they'd like to share. Any help would be much appreciated!

Take care!
  • kgrove

Any tricks?

I just started using a cup, and I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for getting it to "pop"--I have tried the cold water, squatting, finger around the rim, its just not working. The thing is, it eventually settles into place--but it can take about an hour to do so, and in the meantime I leak a little bit. Then, all of the sudden, I hear/feel the schlooop! and poof its in. Any crazy yoga positions for this...or something?

Best cup/best cup to use with IUD

x-posted to iud_divas, vaginapagina, and menstrual_cups

Hello all!

I was using a Divacup before I had my Paragard IUD inserted, but I never had much luck with it. Lots of leaking, etc. (yes, I tried spinning it, etc.) Due to the ridiculous periods my IUD has given me, I'm starting to feel bad about how many tampons I'm throwing out, and I'm looking to try another model of menstrual cup. But I have some reservations about it.

I've read horror stories of girls accidentally sucking out their IUD with the cup. I REALLY do not want to deal with the pain (physical and economic) of needing to replace my IUD so soon.

The Diva and I just were not friends. I think it may have been too large. (my cervix is a low-rider....)

I've read good things about the LadyCup. (aka Pinkcup, orangecup, etc)

Anyone want to give me some input?

Menstrual Options Forum at my local health food store!

I was at my local health food store/co-op today and saw a sign for a discussion/forum that is taking place this Saturday at 5pm, called "On the Rag" about alternative menstrual options.  She is going to have menstrual cups (Diva and Keeper) and cloth pads to show.  I'd like to go and bring my own cloth pads and LadyCup (so they can see that brand too!).  I have a brand new small OrangeCup that I can show.  I also have a great, unused cloth pad from ModernAcorn on etsy and one that I made myself.  I think it will be really cool.  I just hope that the person giving the seminar won't get offended if I bring my stuff to share too, you think?

  • jcnjd

Large LadyCup v. Small Diva: Round 1

Hi All,

I've been using a diva cup, size small, for about 8 months now. I totally love it.  But, I needed a back-up cup (one tolive permenantly in my purse, basically). I've been lusting ove rht epinkcup for a while, and got one cheap on ebay. I ordered a large, since I am 25. 

What's the verdict? I'm on my period now, so it was good timing to try it out. I popped the pinkcup in - it didn't want to open with my normal punch-down, but it popped right open when I used a c-fold. I left it in for a bit before deciding to cut the stem off - it was slightly irritating. So, now I have a stemless Diva and Lady.

Size wise, they are about the same. The Lady is just a little wider, and the Diva just a smidge longer. Once its in, I can't tell any difference.

Removal with the Diva was never hard for me; I learned early to break the suction, and can always grab the base. The diva has a thick base, making it easy to get a good grip on. The base of the Lady is VERY thin; this makes it a bit harder to get a grip on (the raised grippers don't help so much). But, the suction lets go a lot easier.  

The Lady's holes are easier to clean. I never felt the Diva's were difficult, though.

So, the cups score equal in my book! 

divacup vs ladycup - my experience

This is my 5th period now using a cup. My main difficulty is with removal. With the diva-cup, I've gotten to where I can usually get it out without too much trouble, but it still takes a lot of physical effort/dexterity, and several minutes. Since it is difficult to remove, it is not something I'm going to do outside of my own home; it involves taking my pants and underwear off, and squatting in the bathtub. Another problem is that on my heavy-flow day, I tend to start leaking by noon already. I always wear a pad with the cup anyway, but on a work day, this means that I have significant leakage by the time I get home and am able to empty the cup. This makes me wonder if perhaps the cup isn't the best solution for me on such a day after all; maybe tampons would be better. I haven't yet decided.

Since I had difficulties with the diva-cup, I thought I'd try a different cup, so I got an orange ladycup, size large. My diva-cup is size small, and it is the older model. I heard that ladycup is a softer material, so I thought that might make removal easier. I decided to get the large, as that is closer to the capacity of the small divacup - I didn't want to have more leakage than with the diva.

So, this period, I tried the ladycup for the first time. Normally I use an extreme 7-fold ("triangle"-fold, as someone else called it) for insertion, but when I did that with the lady-cup, it did not open up. I guess because it is softer than the diva, it doesn't pop open as easily; maybe also because it is a bit wider. Since it did not pop open, I tried to pull it back out, which I did not succeed at, but while doing that, it did open up. So then I just left it in.

Removal however, was awful. It took me about 40 minutes to remove the lady-cup! By then, my hand was hurting, and my back was achy from being bent over for so long. The problem was that even though I was able to reach the bottom of the cup (the same as with the the diva), when I tried to pull/twist on it, it did not budge - my fingers just kept slipping off. The divacup has a thicker part at the base of the cup which gives me leverage; I can hold onto that thicker part while squeezing and pulling on it. But the lady-cup does not have that thicker part; when I press it together at the base, it just goes flat and when I pull, my fingers just slip off. My fingers aren't long enough to break the seal until I've been able to pull the cup down somewhat.

So now I am afraid of trying the ladycup again. I don't want to go through all that trouble again. Guess I'll stick with the diva.

A tip I wanted to mention, for cleaning the diva's small holes, is to stretch the rim of the cup by holding it with both hands and pulling outward, while holding it under the stream of water. This stretches the holes open wider, and the water running through gets them clean for me.