lilin_unite (lilin_unite) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Looking for a new cup -- Diva Cup issues.

Hey, folks! I used to be a poster when I had a different account, and this place is still the best there is for info. So, if you don't mind, I'd like to pick your brain a bit...

I've been using cups for 9 years -- always a small size Diva Cup. I'm 24 and nulliparous.

I am pretty confident I know how to work a cup, but I've always had an issue with the Diva Cup.

On the first day or two of my cycle, my cervix is low and the back of my vagina seems to be tented out. What this means is that no matter what I do, I cannot get an actual seal. The best I can do is push the cup around my cervix, but because of the angle of the walls, it won't grip very well, and obviously I have a lot less capacity with my cervix in the cup.

So, days 1 and 2 are always a bit leak-prone. After that, I have no issues and get a good seal.

I would just flip it inside out, but the thing is, I need that capacity. I have fairly heavy periods.

Also, it is always a little more difficult to pee with my cup in. And I'm wondering if there are any other cups where this would be less of an issue.

So now, I'm in the market for a new cup.

Basically, I need a shorter cup that still has good capacity and hopefully will press on my urethra a bit less.

I've been looking at the Sckoon and Fleur. The Fleur seems to be the solution to a lot of women with "problem child" vaginas, but the Sckoon is appealing because it seems like it would be easier to clean with the smooth edges and the lack of a hollow stem.

I don't really need a stem, but still, I tend to leave a little bit and trying to clean out the Diva stem is damn near impossible.

What is the capacity like on the Sckoon compared to a small Diva? Which Fleur -- small or large -- might be more up my alley? Anyone tried all three? Are there any other cups you'd recommend?

I'm also really curious about this new Victoria's Love cup I see. Has anyone actually tried this?


ETA: In the hopes of solving the issue of pressure on my urethra, I went with the small SckoonCup. It just got here today, and I got the Wellness one -- which is bright cherry red! Very cool.

It is a lot shorter than my Diva, and slightly less wide as well. At first I was kind of worried, because it looks like it couldn't have more than half the capacity of the Diva. But because the holes are so high, it actually isn't that bad. Maybe 2 or 3 ml difference. On my heavy days, I'd say I'll lose maybe an hour of wearing time before emptying. But of course, if it doesn't leak on my heavy days, as the Diva tends to, then perhaps I'll get more wear time out of it rather than less.

I will update when I've used it and let you know how it goes. Thanks, guys!
Tags: brand comparisons, cervix position, divacup, fleurcup, sckooncup, urination, victoria's love
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