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28 September 2013 @ 09:22 am

I'm looking to buy a cup but I have no idea what to get or which would best suit me. They all basically look the same to me and I'm scared to make a wrong choice.

When I was 19 (six years ago) and still a virgin, I bought a Diva Cup. It was nothing short of nightmare. I spent a day in agony (trying to get it in and out with little success) and feeling like my labia were being stabbed by the stem. It was all so painful that it hurt for about six hours after. I was completely traumatized and never used the cup again.

I'm now ready to try again and really want to make it work but I'm still scared/terrified it will just be a repeat of last time. I want a cup that is small, or rather, easy to take in and out and won't stab me with the stem. I don't mind a cup that doesn't hold much since I have a light flow and can empty it more often if need be. Other stats: 25 year old, sexually active but still pretty small/tight, no children and a light-moderate flow.

Can anyone recommend a good cup for a (almost) first-time user that is easy to use and comfortable?

Thank you so much!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 28th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
Head on over to the Community FAQ and check out the various size charts there. Then you can figure out what cup would fit/suit you best. Sounds like the Diva was too long for you. But have no fear, just about all of the others are shorter! ;o)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 28th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
don't choose brand and THEN choose size. choose specific dimensions. i don't think something 3246x smaller is a good idea http://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/14/96/65/91/pictu247.jpg
see various comparison pictures here http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library (check the diva thread first, but note that some newer cups or versions aren't there. pay attention to the stems as this is important for you.)
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 29th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
This. Cups are a bit like shoes, you need to take your specific anatomy into account when shopping. The smallest size isn't all that great for everyone. And there's no such thing as a beginner's model, since we're all different. Do you think the Diva would fit if you trimmed the stem off, minus your difficulties with insertion/removal ? If it's still too long, flipping it inside out will shorten it some more. In terms of comfort, I'm not sure exactly what the trouble was, but I would suggest looking into softer cups. Compare all the brands at sizecharts.livejournal.com