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flonkert0nchamp
17 May 2012 @ 11:59 pm
I bought a size 1 DivaCup in 2007, and up until a year ago, it worked great, but then I started noticing leaks, even when the cup was nowhere near full.

I recently damaged the cup, so I need to buy a new one... based on the leakage problem, should I buy a size 2, or just a new size 1? I'm 26, and a virgin, so have therefore never been pregnant or given birth. So technically, I don't meet the "criteria" for a size 2, but am I "close enough" to 30 to justify a size 2?

Thanks in advance!
 
Procrastinator Extraordinaire: Gargoyle Eyenightmer on May 18th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
I use a size 2 and I'm 23! The age pregnancy etc guidelines are pretty rough. There's not really a big size difference (so it's unlikely a 2 will be uncomfortable) and it might fix the leaking problem.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 18th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
Yeah exactly. You don't need to "justify" using a size 2 : it'll only encircle your cervix better and hold more... all good things. Just be a little more careful upon removal that the whole rim doesn't come out at once.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 18th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Does it have to be another Diva? Compare the two Diva sizes to other cups and maybe another brand will catch your fancy. http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Perhaps something a little shorter to (for lack of a better word) "compensate" for the extra width?
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 18th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
I started with the size 1 diva and I would always leak on my heavy days no matter what trouble shooting I did to try and fix it. So I bought a larger size cup and that fixed the leaking problem for me. I haven't experienced leaks since then, unless I let it overflow. Plus it bought me more time to empty.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 18th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh in case you were wondering I bought the large Yuuki and large Fleurcups.
2-digit newborn weights and 1-digit pants sizesso_there on May 18th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
if it's good for 10 years then you'll be using it until you're 36.. that is justification enough :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 20th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
How about something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/221021858978 It's not a lot of money to risk to try a size-large cup.

And if you do get it, please MEASURE it for the Size Charts.
rbca03rbca03 on May 21st, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I bought one of those recently. It's a Green Donna, which I think is on the size charts. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to next period.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 21st, 2012 11:51 am (UTC)
Ah, OK. Good luck with it. :o) And thanks for letting us know that they're still Green Donnas.