January 9th, 2010

Castile Soap

 Hello! (I did check the tags, though I might have completely missed this...)

Just got my DivaCup and I love it so far! (still learning the in's and out's...) 

Anyway, I'm probably going to end up cleaning it with just water (and boiling), but I'm wondering...if I were to use a soap, I'd like to use something all-natural. I did use my handsoap a couple of times, until I realized I can't use tea tree oil, and the soap has tea tree oil in it (and a few other essential oils).

So, I've heard a few people recommend Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild. Is this okay to use, even though the instructions say "no castile soap"? 

Should I just stick to water, since I don't want to use Dove/some other brand with synthetics?


Feminine Wear capacity charts!

I figured I should post these, because they're a bit different from the size charts on this site. For example: the size charts here say that the small Ladycup holds 11mls, but on the charts Feminine Wear has, the capacity is 15.5mls to the holes, and 21.2 to the rim. So the chart might be able to help,if you're trying to decide what cup and cup size to get. Here's the link! http://www.femininewear.co.uk/cup-capacity-g-37.html

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Hi, this is my first post although I've been lurking for awhile.  I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I searched and couldn't find an answer...

I have a large lunette and it serves me ok in terms of size and capacity, very little leaking.  I used to get cramps sometimes (I think it was to wide and stiff for me) but that was before I had my third child. This is my first period post-partum and I haven't had any cramps yet so I think I may have streched a bit more, who knows..

The only problem I have with it is the stem, from the beginning I could feel it poking me so I cut it off completely, but since I did I can feel the rough edges it left. I tried to somehow make it smoother with a nail board but it didn't seem to do any good and still, by the second or third day of my period my vagina feels very sore and tender right in the spot were the end of the cup usually sits.
I read here that some people turn the diva inside out so I tried it with my lunette and it feels perfect! i was so happy about it until I read another post saying that turning the lunette inside out stresses the holes and is not recommended. Is this actually true?

I think my option would be the stemless Meluna. Has anyone here used one? How would you say it compares to the large lunette in size, capacity, stiffness, etc?

Thanks for any help, I really appreciate it