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24 June 2014 @ 01:46 am
Hi all,
I bought a Divacup about... 8 years ago? Back when the only common options were Divacup, Mooncup or Keeper. This community was super helpful in working out how to use the thing (still remember my first time trying to get it out, 2 hours of trying not to freak out!) so thank you everyone who was around then :) I had a small Divacup and it worked ok, though it always spotted a bit, but nothing a cloth pantyliner & pad for overnight couldn't handle.
2 kids later and I've basically had 5 years with very few periods. Now they've come back and the small Divacup is just not handling peak flow, especially overnight. So, time to get a new cup!
Obviously I probably need a bigger one. I never really liked the length of the Divacup as it tends to tilt sideways a bit and the stem pokes. So maybe not a tube stem? Or are stems less rigid and poky when they are longer with shorter cups, as most other cups seem to have? I want something with grip though as I'm worried about not being able to get it out! I like the idea of the ring pulls on the Melunas but are they still doing those after people reported them pulling off? Also I don't have the pelvic tone that I used to have, so I'm a bit worried about a stiff cup poking me in the bladder. I think I've got insertion down pat using the origami fold and then kinda pushing the side to let air in, so I don't think I need the stiffness to make it pop out. I'm in Australia.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 23rd, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Head on over to the Community FAQ. There are several posts with size and capacity charts there. Use them to compare your old Diva to other brands. Once you eliminate those that you don't think will fit/suit you, compare photos of those that remain. Pointy or blunt? Thick rim or thin? Etc.

The large Fleur cup often gets good grades as a "Mommy sized" cup. See what you think of it as well.
elisamba on June 23rd, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
There's a really pretty cup available in Australia now, the Juju cup. The grips are shaped like flowers and the stem is thin and flexible. I personally like a longer cup and shorter stem to cancel suction more easily, but to each their own.
bklynmom on June 23rd, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
Fleurcup. Check out the posts. Lots of mothers with heavy flow love it ( me included). It's medium soft to me. If you want softer, the sckoon works well for me too.
tobilei on June 24th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm in Australia too. Most of the overseas companies will ship to Australia for a reasonable price.

I have 2 Meluna softs (because the Diva pressed on my bladder) and I cannot for the life of me get either one to open. I have the large and the medium (the medium has a ring pull). I think it's the TPU, it's just not springy at all.

I think the fleur is possibly a good choice. Soft, silicone, from what I read quite grippy and not quite as long as the diva.