I'm 41 and have one child. I've been using the DivaCup for about 3 years. I'll admit, I don't use cups out of choice but out of necessity. I have extremely heavy periods and a super tampon is useless to me. I don't particularly like using cups because changing one really IS like a horror movie, very messy, blood goes all over my hand, it's a bitch to clean blood from under your fingernails at work, etc. etc --- but the tampon alternative isn't really a viable option.
As an example, I've been out of bed now for 2 hours and I've emptied a full cup 4 times and changed two pads. Last night I slept with a DivaCup, pad and a towel under me. I had to empty a full cup 3 times throughout the night. I have had heavy days here and there in the past where I've changed a cup every 20 minutes for a few hours. It's truly horrible.
Seeing as I have no choice, I am wondering if there is a cup out there that is better for very heavy flow than the DivaCup. I've never tried any other cups and maybe it's time since I should probably replace my DivaCup anyway.
Thanks in advance for any input. I appreciate it.
I'm going to take some pain killer now ;)