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I've been using DivaCup size S for about 6 months now and have never had a cycle where I didn't leak. I have to wear a pad for the first 4 days, but the other 3 after I don't (hurray for that at least!). I have a heavy flow and have to change the Diva every 3 hours (it'll be at the 15ml line) the first couple of days. Although I don't think the capacity is the issue for leaking (not sure what it is), it's probably best to get a bigger capacity anyway for the heavy days so I don't have to change it as often during the day.


By looking at the sizing chart, it says this:


Next period, reach in to feel how long your vagina is.
If you can reach the end (not necessarily your cervix) easily, it's on the short side.
If you have to reach really deep or still can't reach it, it's long.
If it's in between, aim for a medium length cup.


I'm not sure how long my vagina is as I have short fingers, so even if I can't reach, I have short fingers.

I can touch my cervix and my finger is 70mm (less than 3 inches). I don't think I could feel the end, maybe because my cervix is dangly during the heaviest flow.

I'm not sure if I should pick short, medium, or long? Any recs for a heavy flow?


The Diva is comfortable to me, I don't feel it, the stem doesn't protrude, and I can just grab it with a little bit of bearing down. I'm not really sure what I should be looking for in the size charts.

Thank you!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 10th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
EDITED REPLY: You are already an experienced cup user so rather than using advice geared for a first time buyer, use what you know, like and don't about your Diva to compare other cups to it.

Since you don't have an issue with the Diva's length, any other medium to long cup will probably fit you.

Since you seem to have a dangly cervix, a wider and higher capacity cup is usually recommended. Since you don't have an issue with insertion and removal, a wider cup won't "scare" you away from using it.

So start by looking at higher capacity cups and compare their dimensions and shapes to your Diva. Then go with your gut from those that you like. It's probably right.

Edited at 2014-06-11 02:29 pm (UTC)
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on June 11th, 2014 05:15 am (UTC)
Since the Divacup's length is not an issue with you, try the large cups. The Large Yuuki has great capacity, The large Fleurcup is awesome. XL Meluna holds alot as well. I believe the largest cup currently on the market is the Luv Ur Body. You can also try the Large Divacup.
elisamba on June 11th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried the large Yuuki, but just want to second large Fleur for capacity. It was one of my first cups and I wanted to go a teeny bit longer to have no stem. So the small Gaia is now my goldilocks. It's another possibility for you since it's similar to Diva in length. It's soft but easy to open.
saltfiend on June 11th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
Great, thank you for the replies. I can't wait to try another!
Kathlynekathlyne on June 11th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
The large diva always leaked on me. I tried the large Yuuki and I liked the capacity, but the Large Fleurcup is my favorite because the shape gives more capacity with my dangly cervix.

Best of luck with whichever you choose.