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25 January 2014 @ 11:33 pm
Hi all,

I had been using a Keeper since 2000, but recently lost it, and it was rather old so it was probably time to replace it.

I had originally bought a small Keeper but it got stuck and I had a hard time getting it out, so I ended up getting the big one for post-childbirth and that worked fine. But in recent times, I felt like it was very uncomfortable and tight and sometimes I had a hard time getting it out.

I thought I might switch to the Divacup since it's Silicon Based and I like the idea of being able to boil it and clean it. I do have heavy periods but I think anything is better than pads and tampons!

I'm 34, never had a baby, and do have endometriosis. I'm a smaller athletic woman (5'4", 120 pounds) so I'm not sure what size would be best.

Thanks, I appreciate all the help!
 
elisamba on January 26th, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
There is a sizecharts on this site - you can check out what cups have similar dimensions to your old cup, if it always suited you. The tightness you felt could be due to the firmness, the pronounced rim, or the diameter, so you could bear those factors in mind choosing the new cup (softer, smaller rim, smaller diameter). The Diva is one of the longest cups, so only go for that if you never trimmed your Keeper stem - it would give you an idea of how far up your cervix is. My favourite medium-size yet high-capacity cup is the Fleurcup, which has very reasonable international shipping fees from Andorra. :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 26th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
You now have over thirty (!!!) brands to choose from, plus knock-offs. There are size and capacity charts over at the Community FAQ to narrow down those that you think will fit/suit you best. And also side by side photos to compare shapes. Use what you know, like and don't about your Keeper to figure out what features you want in your next cup.