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Hi, everyone! I got the small Diva two years ago. No problems popping open or leaking unless full, but it worsens my already hellish cramps, and gives me cramps immediately after I put them in on my heavy first few days.

I've heard firm cups cause cramps, so I'm looking for 1. a softer cup with 2. a higher capacity and 3. a blue color because it's really pretty
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Can I please have help deciding between the Sckoon, Meluna, Lunette, and Fleurcup?

I'm 18. I'm not very sporty, but I did yoga every other day this schoolyear. My first 2-3 days are usually heavy. The Diva holds 20 ml to the holes, and on my heaviest days I have to change every three to four hours. (That's 6 times, including morning and bedtime. So that's an average flow of at least 260 ml a cycle holy crap.) And I measured the length to my cervix on a heavy day--about 60 mm (2 1/2 inches).

I can manage my Diva fine with the uncomfortable stem cut off, so those aren't a factor for me.

The Diva rim diameter is 41 mm and is a little more oval-shaped once it's in, but I don't think a larger diameter of 46ish would cause problems. Please let me know if you think it would.

I'm considering:
1. a large Sckoon
-soft and holds 30 ml
-but I'm worried about the flared top (potential cramps/uncomfortable?), the rounded bottom being uncomfortable, and I've heard placement and popping open is difficult
2. a large classic Meluna
-but only holds 24 ml
3. a large Fleurcup
-soft and holds 29 ml
-but pronounced ridge (cramps?) and looks like blue not available anymore.
4. a large Lunette
-holds 29 ml
-but is firmer than the small (cramps?)

One of my worries is that my muscles would squeeze the cups and lower the capacity and keep them from fitting. Is that a huge possibility?

This community has been a huge help with my research the past 6 days. I've basically spent every free moment trying to find the right new cup for me. If you you lovely folks could, please let me know if my worries for the cups are correct or not. Thanks so much!
Ashatenlegspider on July 25th, 2014 07:49 am (UTC)
I don't know what effect firmness has on cramps, but you will get them if the cup is against your cervix (rather than around it). Sorry to add another factor to the mix, but you might want a wider rim instead (or possibly just to insert it differently - my friend's sister was able to get over this problem without buying a new cup).
elisamba on July 25th, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
If you're removing frequently like that, I'd definitely go for length over any other consideration. The Diva is one of the longest cups so you know you have a higher cervix. It would be a pain to have to push and go "spelunking" every time you remove your cup.

So that said the cups you list are all shorter than the Diva. In a similar situation and from experience (high cervix) I'd recommend the Gaia cup, similar size to Diva but with virtually no rim and soft yet easy to open. It is only available in clear, though. Of the cups you list, I'd recommend the large Fleur, but yes, the blue appears out of stock.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 25th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
I have a Si-Bell, similar to the Fleur in shape (actually pretty much identical) and it's so comfortable that I often forget I'm wearing it, so I don't think you need to worry about the rim situation with the Fleur or Sckoon (similar shape there too). If you cut your stem off the Diva then you probably won't need to cut as much stem on any of the others but the Diva without stem is still shorter than most of these cups with stems. The Sckoon sounds like a good bet for something blue. There's also the Chinese Rainbow cup (now listed as Monzcare R-Cup) which is supposed to be very, very soft and comes in a couple blue shades...no idea of capacity though.
chicklvsequity on August 1st, 2014 05:20 am (UTC)
I don't trust the R-cup because it doesn't have a website and people says it smells like plastic (indicating possible chemical treatment I don't want in my vagina) even though Monzcare claims to have certification of silicone. I checked their company name on the certification site and it said there are no records for that company. That could be because they get their silicone from somewhere else, but there's no website or info to check and it's shady. Thanks for the info!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 26th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
I went thought a profuse bleeding issue a couple of years ago and my large Lunette's fairly high capacity was greatly appreciated. But it's a little on the stiff side and I could feel it. It wasn't uncomfortable but it was THERE. I often wondered if I would like a large Fleur better because it's squishier -- and even a little higher in capacity. Unfortunately for you, no more blue.

On the other hand, I like having pale/clear cup so that I can see how full it is in dim light like the night light in the middle of the night so I can gauge whether or not I need to wake up again to empty it or if I'll make it to morning.
chicklvsequity on August 1st, 2014 05:21 am (UTC)
I'd probably go for a light blue but transparency isn't an issue for me. Thanks for the info!
bklynmom on July 27th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
Love my sckoon! Holds lots more than the diva for me due to the width. And I have cramping with some cups but not the sckoon. It's shorter than the diva, but if you don't need the stem on the diva you should be able to reach the few extra mms.

I also have the fleur. It's my go to cup for heavy days, but it's noticeably firmer than the sckoon and occasionally makes my cramps worse. iMHO it's a little firmer that the diva.

I recommend both for capacity, fleur holds a little more. And the sckoon for comfort. I think either coud work for you.

Hope this helps.
chicklvsequity on August 1st, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info! May I ask what sizes you have in those cups and if you fit the qualifications (no sex, vaginal birth, etc.)?
bklynmom on August 2nd, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
I have all larges except the diva as i tried the large long ago and found it too long for me and I don't share many characteristics with you - I'm in my 40s and had a baby. Sorry, but I hope the info helps you anyway! Even though we are pretty different we seem to have some of the same issues - cramping, heavy bleeding. That might matter more than age here, but birth status is a pretty big difference I know.