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I'm on my second cycle using the diva cup and I'm having a couple issues with it. It's size 2, as I'm 30 and have children. I flipped it inside out after trying it out the regular way because I had read prior to buying it that this shortens it, and it helped a ton, but not quite enough as I can still feel it at the vaginal entrance almost all the time and it's not comfortable. I push it in quite high, but it seems like it is immediately (like, within 2 seconds of pushing it up) pushed back down and almost out by my vagina. I would like to try a shorter cup, and also I think I would like one that is a little firmer as I sometimes have issues with getting it to pop open. I wanted to get a meluna, but the site says they can't ship to Canada right now (where I live). So what are my options? I'm not sure what cups are available in or can be shipped to Canada. It appears that the Lunette also cannot be shipped here.
I have also been having issues with leaking this cycle. Last cycle I only had to wear a panty liner as a back up on my heaviest 2 days, and the rest of the time I had a perfect seal, but this month I have been leaking the entire cycle so far. It is not because the cup is too full as it only has a bit in it before I empty. Any help and advice you ladies can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 4th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
There are a bunch of size charts over at the Community FAQ that you can use to compare the length of your Diva to other brands.

As far as I know MOST cups can be shipped to nearly anywhere if they are for personal use (versus retail sale.)

Also check out the large Fleurcup as that gets good grades as a "Mommy sized" cup -- but just because others like it doesn't mean you will. Make your own decisions based on dimensions, shape, capacity and stiffness.
pascallewest on October 4th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
There is another site to purchase a Meluna. it's femininewear.co.uk. A lot of people on here have had great experiences ordering from them. They also have a "twin pack' option for melunas where you can get two different sizes if you aren't sure. I bet a Large would be perfect for you, but they do have the measurements on the site so you can compare. Check em out and have fun looking around!
punkydunk on October 4th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
That website is fabulous! Thank you for that info! I am looking at my options right now. I am actually liking the looks of the Fleurcup for my needs, but I'm not sure if there would be a big enough difference in length between the inside out diva and the L Fleurcup. Anybody know if that one can also be flipped inside out? Or what the length difference would be?
pascallewest on October 4th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
I"m glad you like feminiewear; it's pretty great. I have a Large Fleur (and a L and XL Meluna). Your Diva Cup is 57mm without the stem. The Large Fleur is 52mm without the stem, so it's already a shorter cup. I just turned my Fleurcup inside out, and it made it to be just a couple mm shorter, I'd say like 50mm. To my knowledge though, Fleurcup is not firmer than the Diva. But that doesn't mean that it's hard to get it to pop open. The material of Fleurcup has a great texture. My biggest complaint is that it pushes against my bladder for the first 30 or so minutes after I put it in and I feel like I need to pee when I don't. Not a big deal.
Now, I really liked my Large Meluna last month. I couldn't feel it whatsoever. Large Meluna is smaller than the Large Fleur. It is ever so slightly shorter and it is less wide. It is firmer than the Fleurcup too. Lately I kinda like it better than the Fleur, but I'll probably go back and forth and use them both.
Hope this info helped you!
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 5th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
The way to know what length you need is pretty straight forward : insert your longest finger and feel for your cervix. Wide cups will usually sit (o) around it. Compare how deep your finger can go to a ruler, and then to the measurments provided on the charts : http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
You can then narrow down your choice based on stiffness and capacity. The large Fleurcup should hold a little more than the large Meluna fyi.

Edited at 2013-10-05 10:51 pm (UTC)