katze101 (katze101) wrote in menstrual_cups,

new user but i think i might want a different cup

So I'm new here and found out about the diva cup kind of randomly a couple years ago on a blog.  At the time I was intrigued but wasn't sure about the idea, mainly because I didn't know anyone personally that actually used it.  Anyways a few months ago, I saw a couple more blog postings about the diva cup and decided that I actually wanted to give it a try.  So I bought a diva cup (I didn't know at the time there were others, otherwise I would have done more research) and got to try it out for the first time the last couple days of my period.  I wasn't able to get it in and after a couple days of trying I decided to just wait until my next period.  I started searching the internet and found this community and started reading and the next month I had much better luck! I was able to get it in and out (though it was a little messy =P) without too much trouble, though taking it out was a little painful mainly due to everything stretching but it got easier the more I did it.  But I'm totally a convert to cups now. =D

So now to why I think I want a different cup.  The diva cup seems to fit length-wise (I can't touch my cervix even on my period) and I definitely wouldn't want anything wider because I think anything wider would be uncomfortable.  However, the stem is kinda pokey and slightly irritating.  I really like having the stem and the grip lines on the bottom of the cup because it makes removal much easier (I have to bear down and grab a little higher a couple times before I can get my cup out) but wish the stem wouldn't irritate so.  I've been looking at the yuuki cup because it seems most similar in size but the end of the stem looks more rounded and less pokey.  I guess I would like some reassurance that this would be the right cup or suggestions on what might be a different cup.  Or a way to make the stem on my diva cup less pokey without completely removing it would work as well.  Though I wouldn't mind a second cup! =P  Thanks for the help in advance! =)
Tags: buying decisions, success stories, yuuki

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