lzarrd (lzarrd) wrote in menstrual_cups,

making the switch from a Divacup to ...

 Hey all! I'm new here but I've been stalking for a while now and I have to say I love this community :D

I've had a small Divacup for about a year now. I was super excited at first just to get a cup. Sadly, it just hasn't been working for me as well or feeling as comfortable as I wish it would.

The punch-down fold has worked best for me so far but the thing's still kind of difficult to insert and always pops open a few minutes after (which is not painful, but inconvenient). The thing that annoys me most is that it slips down gradually while I'm wearing it. I've completely cut off the stem and it still pokes me, while moving around, sitting, whatever. I'm not sure whether this is because of the length, or the seal or what. After several cycles I switched back to tampons- which leak way more but I wasn't able to feel them at least. Tampons really suck though, so I decided to give the cups another try.

I've done some research and I think I would be better off with a Lunette. Small, probably. I'm 21, no kids, non-virgin. I'm not quiiiite sure about my cervix- I'd say medium, but the Diva was giving me issues with leakage (I'd have a fair bit of leak but not much inside the cup). I have a pretty heavy flow at the beginning of my period, so I would consider a larger size if that would help with leaking. And this might be a stupid question, but can a larger or wider cup stretch you out at all?
I just wanted to know if anyone has had these issues with the Diva, or made this particular switch? Is the Lunette more comfortable, effective, etc. compared to others? Also what's your favorite online source to buy from?

Thanks ladies!!
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, divacup, lunette selene

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