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Hi, I have been using the small diva cup for almost three years but now need a new replacement. And I hope to use this opportunity to tackle the leak issue. After looking at the following ad nauseum http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/cup-size-comparison-charts/ and http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

I decided that I should get something around the same length as the Diva but try different width, shape, stiffness, and/or shape. After reading some of the posts in the community, I believe I have a dangly cervix and a medium/long vagina length - because I can easily touch the nose within a finger's length but when I reach behind it, I cannot find the end. Posters with a dangly cervix have been recommended Sckoon, Fleur, and siBell. I have not read much about Natural Mamma or mooncup in the context of dangly cervix. I'm also looking for a cup with a rim size in between L and S Diva, as explained below I had trouble opening up the L Diva. Not sure if rim size was to blame though. I would welcome thoughts on that.

So now I'm deciding among the following but each has its own reservations:

Large Sckoon - shorter than diva
Large siBell/Fleur - rim larger than L Diva (& I had a lot of trouble opening a L Diva)
Natural Mamma (?)
Moon cup (?)

S Fleur/Sckoon/SiBell - too short/small?

Please help with comments on any of the above, dangly cervix, stiffness, etc. I understand that there's a lot of trial and error and there's a possibly that one can never completely get rid of slobber. But I'm managing my expectations. I just need to get what constitutes as the best guess and go from there.

Thank you so much!

more information below in case it's helpful:

I'm about 33, never had children, not a virgin. Some people say petite size could matter. But it's all relative. I'm about 5'3" & 115 lb. I'm athletic and exercise regularly but not at the level of a hardcore athlete.

When I first bought the diva, I bought the large because I was already over 30 years old. With the large size, I had trouble opening it up once it was inserted. I managed to have it open up only once but that was only when it ended up really high up to the point I almost couldn't remove it. I managed to avoid an emergency room visit but this scare made me put the Large diva behind me for good.

I then switched to the small diva. This was the size that I had been using for the last three years. I had no trouble opening it up once it was inside. One big problem is that it leaked periodically. I always had to wear a pantyliner. It doesn't leak horribly but it was still quite annoying. FYI, I only inserted the cup until the stem is close to the opening of the vagina but it always migrated up.

Now that I'm searching around for a new cup and I found that the moon cup size B and Natural mamma both have a rim size between the two sizes of the Diva. Other choices are included based on the comments of other posters.
 
elisamba on May 18th, 2014 08:07 am (UTC)
Did you determine the reason for the leaking? Is it just that the cup reached full capacity sometimes and overflowed? Or was it too long and inching past the cervix?

Larger capacity than the small Diva but similar length is the Gaia cup, which you didn't mention but fits the criteria you mentioned. The Fleur cup is shorter but since it is wider, it has good capacity for people with a dangly cervix. It is a soft yet springy cup. The number of holes has a bearing on how easily a cup opens.
pren79pren79 on May 19th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I have some guesses for leaking but am not too confident.

Since the cup always migrate up, I'm guessing it's not because the cup was too long. So my guess it's either my dangly cervix or too small of a rim? However, I always have to push the walls out to have the S diva open up.

Thanks for suggesting the Gaia cup. I'll look into that too.
Kathlynekathlyne on May 19th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
The large diva was my first cup and I had lots of trouble with leakage. I think I had 3 main problems: Missing the cervix (opening the cup up to the side, not around the cervix), tiny holes in the diva (getting clogged), and a dangly cervix.

Double checking to make sure I couldn't feel the end of the cervix fixed the first problem. Using a cup with larger holes fixed the second problem--which may also help you with your opening up problem, and getting a different shaped cup helped with the third. I have now settled with the Large Fleurcup. I don't have trouble with it opening up, and I hardly have leakage problems. I get more capacity with it's bell-shaped (instead of pointy like Diva) bottom.

Best of luck finding a new cup.