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17 August 2013 @ 06:11 pm
I bought the small diva cup a few years ago because I didn't know there were any other brands. It is too long for me. I inserted it last month inside out and this was perfect. My flow is pretty heavy the first few days of my period and I tend to leak some with this cup. I would like to try something that might not leak as much. I would love any suggestions as I get overwhelmed with all that is out there.

Also, I don't have kids, but would like to someday soon. Would you recommend waiting til after childbirth to get something different or will I be able to use the same one? Thanks!
 
rbca03rbca03 on August 18th, 2013 02:39 am (UTC)
I switched from a small Divacup to a Large Fleurcup and couldn't be happier! :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 19th, 2013 10:46 am (UTC)
That would be my suggestion, basically a large, shortish bell-shaped cup as opposed to the Diva which is very long and V-shaped. But obviously there are other brands that fit the criteria and have different things to offer, mainly different stiffnesses : Sckoon cup, Large Lunette (firm, an fairly V-shaped too), large Si-bell (very soft), Rubycup, etc. Compare them on the charts and in pictures (follow the link on the sizecharts page).
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 18th, 2013 02:41 am (UTC)
As you have discovered, there are nearly 3 dozen brands of cups nowadays, plus knock-offs, so yes, you have a lot of choices.

Asking us to recommend a cup that won't leak is like asking us to recommend shoes that won't give you blisters. It's different for everyone. Just because a particular cup gets glowing reviews doesn't mean you'll like how it fits.

Compare the dimensions and capacities of other cups to your Diva at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the size charts at the Community FAQ. If you are comfortable inserting and removing your Diva, there's no reason to fear something called a "large" cup. The 3mm in width is negligible. Pick a size range that you think will fit you and then compare side by side photos of those cups to pick a shape that you think would be comfortable.
m03m on August 18th, 2013 08:43 am (UTC)
I do NOT recommend waiting until you have given birth to get a cup. You don't know how long it will take you to get pregnant.

Even though you may or may not be able to use that same cup afterwards, why would you deny yourself the comfort and convenience of cup use now?

Pretty much any other cup out there will be shorter than your Diva cup. We can't tell you which cup to get, but your chances of getting one that works for you are good.