February 21st, 2015

Trying to get my sister to switch

Hi all, I'm new and thought I would jump right in with a new post. I've been using my Diva Cup for about half a year now and I love it. My sister really wants to go the menstrual cup route but has some concerns I was hoping you all could help me with since I have only ever used the Diva Cup. So she is apprehensive on one front, she doesn't like the idea of reaching up inside herself to get the cup out. I explained to her you have to reach in there a little to pull it out and then to break the seal. She doesn't like this idea at all and is pretty much grossed out at the though of reaching in there (even just near the opening of her vagina).

Is there a way around this with cups or are they all the same in having to put your fingers a little inside yourself? I know some have longer stems but I don't understand how that works as I'm sure everyone here knows the Diva Cup has a short stem. If anyone can give me any ideas on which one might be good for her to try then I would be most grateful.

Diva cup user, thinking of switching

I've been using the Diva Cup model 1 for a little over a year. Overall, I've been really happy with it. It's the first menstrual cup I've ever used, and I'm a believer!

However, I do wonder if it's the best option for me. I've always experienced a little leaking/spotting with it - usually just a little, but enough that I feel I have to wear liners. Lately, it's been quicker to leak, and "slipping out" a little easier, too - I don't feel quite as secure with it as I did a year ago.

I'm turning 30 this year, so I don't know if I should a) get a new Diva Cup model 1, b) switch to Diva Cup model 2, or c) try a new cup altogether. I'm hoping you more experienced users can offer some insight.

Thanks in advance!
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Hello, community!

Hey, menstrual cuppers! It's a new year (sorta) and we've got new members! It's really nice to see the community acting as a fresh resource for new and existing cup users.

If I could just ask everyone to take a look at the rules, that would be excellent. That includes new and old members. I've been observing some slippage on related topics and gender-neutral language on the part of both new and old members. The main thing is to keep this a civil and welcoming place for all cup users, so thanks for helping with that!

Holes for Lilycup

I have the regular Lilycup and noticed there are no holes to help release the suction. I had a hard time removing the cup when I used it last because I had a hard time releasing the suction. I have a small-hole puncher that I could use but wondered if anyone had ever tried punching holes into the Lilycup with good results. I know there are other ways to release the suction without holes, but I want to make the process as easy as possible for me.

Pressure on/in my Uterus! Help!!

Okay, So I am BRAND NEW(currently still on the first cycle) to menstrual cups. I just got the Lily cup (classic) size 2, I am 28 and I have had one child, and a supremely high cervix (no idea where that thing is). Insertion- was super easy the first day, no leaks, no trouble getting it out. Then overnight it was a blood bath and so was day two. I got the hang of it again on day three but throughout this experience I've been having an uncomfortable pressure, similar to light cramping, right on my uterus/bladder. I have taken the cup out for the end of my cycle (it had become very light) and I STILL have that same pressure/pain sensation as if the cup were still there. It almost feels like gas, and there is a very faint pulsing feeling. The sensation is not debilitating but it is uncomfortable. I've read a few other posts, Some people said it may be the length of the cup or the pressure from the suction or air inside, or no air inside. I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue and found a solution to it. Do I need another cup? Is it something that will go away? Do I need a less suction-y cup? The lily cup classic does form a very strong seal (no suction release holes). I'll include dimensions incase that helps with my question. Oh one more thing the cramping sensation becomes worst when laying down or sitting slouched, almost disappears while I'm standing.
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Length: 78 mm
Capacity: 28 ml

Thank you!!!!! and HELP!!!!


Hey community,

I am new to LiveJournal as well as new to the idea of menstrual cups. I live in America and only just today did I find out that there is an alternative to pads and tampons. Of course I have many, many questions about menstrual cups, but I think I would like to try them. I started searching and I am finding out that there are several different ones out there, and I would like to know how to figure out which one to pick. I am almost 17, I am currently on my period right now so now would be a great time to get all this sorted out.

I have read a lot about them and I am finding that the Lily Cup, Diva Cup, and Lunette are some of the most popular, but I just wanted to ask some questions and figure out how all of this works.