Not mine! I'm not exactly a cup veteran - it's only been a bit more than a year - but my Diva changed my life and I adore it, and I've never had any problems. I try not to be too much of an evangelist, but if anyone shows any interest at all I talk their ears off on the subject.
No, this was my girlfriend's first cup experience, which I was rather intimately involved in. I know this community tends to be pretty matter-of-fact about all things anatomical and menstrual, and this story was just too... strange? Interesting? Not to share. ( Collapse )
So now - I'm going to get her a cup as a gift. I really do love my Diva and it worked for her, so I'm considering just getting her the smaller Diva. Barring that, one of the other silicone ones, I think? We're fans of silicone in general anyway. She's smaller than I am but not that small - the Diva's length didn't seem to be a problem for her. Her cervix is just reachable normally and drops a bit during her period but not that far - it's still pretty deep. (Mine is way the hell back there, personally.) Girth is more of a problem for her, but a too-narrow cup is more likely to shift and leak. Likewise a softer cup, I think? I'm tempted to get her both a small Diva and another cup - any suggestions?
I'll also get her some cloth pads... I don't use them because I prefer my cup even on very light days and it's never leaked. I can't tell I'm wearing it at all, so wearing it a bit extra is no problem. But she might prefer to have them as backup or for light days.
I'm excited... and amused. I wonder if anyone else has had this experience? I realize you kind of have to be lesbians, which cuts down on the possibilities. But I think it was a good introduction. And we're still giggling about it.