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06 February 2014 @ 03:12 pm
So far I really like my diva cup (size 1) for during my period (though a little bit more capacity would be nice). But I'm looking at using a cup when I'm not on my period because I have a really heavy discharge flow during the rest of the month and would love to ditch disposable pantyliners (cloth ones really don't appeal to me much though). I have the diva in right now for a test run but I'm looking for other possible cups for daily use. I'm pretty sure I have a very high cervix (I have to bear down in order to grip enough of the diva to get it unsealed and out) so I need a decently long cup (the diva 1 minus most of the stem is a good length, stems tend to irritate me down there but the rings are nice). What I'm looking for is something that pops open more easily when I'm not at the heaviest part of my period (otherwise it likes to suction itself into a pancake and usually refuses to open regardless of how much I coax it, I've never been able to turn it). Would a cup that's narrower, stiffer, or a combination of both help? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
m03m on February 6th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC)
I think there are no long cups that are narrower or stiffer. I think that you'll have to learn to work with the Diva; I also think that this will happen all by itself over time, since you are apparently a new user and you'll get the hang of it if you just keep on keeping on, and try some new folds or direct the folds you're using differently.
teacupcake89 on February 6th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
a cup that's longer (would hold more 38-40mls) and perhaps slightly stiffer/springier is the Medium Luv Ur Body cup, photos next the Divacup here: http://www.femininewear.co.uk/medium-luv-ur-body-comparison-photos-90-w.asp

the Lily Cup by Lelo is also very long, the small is narrower than the small divacup, dimensions listed below the size chart. size charts with lengths minus the stem here: http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

you also don't 'need' to be able to twist or turn the cup unless it works for you. try different folds, the half diamond is a good one for opening up quickly. also read this post and try the tips in it:http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 6th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
A small Si-Bell might be good for this, even though it's extremely soft. Due to the design it pops open very easily (I've never had an issue in this area, even when I insert it while not on my period--sometimes I'll pop it in if I suspect my period may come soon) and with the stem it'll be a bit longer than the Diva (I think). I've also used my Lily in between periods but it's harder to pop open "off-cycle" and without the lubrication of your flow there, it'll sometimes suction onto my cervix and cause a little cramping...this doesn't happen when I wear it on my period though.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 6th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
Instead of getting a different cup, try enlarging the anti-suction holes around the rim of your Diva. They help with popping open. The holes on the cup with the biggest holes are 2mm. A punch of some sort will probably leave a less jagged hole than scissors or a drill bit.
Luceafaraluceafara on February 6th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
I had mentioned the small Si-bell in the other thread, but just remembered that the small Natu may also work. The Natu is a bit harder to find , depending on what country you live in. Click on the natu tag to the right to see them side by side.

Edited at 2014-02-06 06:46 pm (UTC)