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My small 20 ml Diva doesn't leak even during yoga, but it's too firm and crampy. I want to try a softer cup, but would that mean 1. I can't be in certain positions because leaking, 2. that it might leak more, and 3. that my muscles might scrunch it up and lower the capacity? I love that the larger cups hold 30 ml to the holes, but I'm worried a softer cup would mean my heavy days I'd change more or just as often as the usual 3 hours.

I've narrowed my search once again to an XL Meluna soft/classic, an L Fleurcup, an L Si-Bell, a Luv Ur Body, or a Gaiacup. Since the diameters are 5-6 mm bigger than the Diva that gives me cramps, I'm worried getting anything other than the softest cup would give me the same cramps.

My university is all hills and stairs and at times strenuous walking, and I'd like to sit and lie in any position without worrying about gushes and running to the dorm bathrooms through the hallway.

I'm 18, have a high cervix, and have used dildos no problem.

Thanks so much for your comments on my last post! I've since looked at those cups and others and would really appreciate help on the new questions that arose since my last search.
 
curlydevacurlydeva on August 6th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
How about a small Luv Ur Body cup. The rim is different and you have good capacity. I have a large which is sometime way to big and bulky but the small is not as wide and you get good capacity. The only thing I like about mine is no leaks, perfect amount of firmness and softness and you can exercise with no worries. Hope that helps.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on August 6th, 2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, Luv Ur Body makes now has the size small? I thought it only came in Medium and Large.
curlydevacurlydeva on August 6th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I meant to say it comes in a smaller size than the large. So yes medium.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on August 6th, 2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
You got me super excited. Looking at size charts, both the medium and large look too big for me. I have been hoping for them to make a small.
chicklvsequity on August 7th, 2014 03:12 am (UTC)
To be honest, during my entire cup search, I'd be disgusted at the Luv Ur Body because the name and shape and colors seemed absolutely horrible and I really wanted a pretty cup as well as a functional cup. The clear version isn't as bad, but the capacity is really the only reason I'd even consider it. It's kind of low on my list right now though for aesthetic reasons because when it comes to cups I'm a sucker for a pretty design.

Femininewear says both hold 38.5 ml, but other people online say 34.5 ml. Would you happen to know which one is correct?
curlydevacurlydeva on August 7th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
I have the large and it holds 34ml. That's what I like about. I wasn't fond of the colors either which is why I got the clear. It has nice flowers on the cup. Overall my favorite is the MiaCup purple and non staining. So smooth on inside blood doesn't stick. It holds 30ml. I have a large Miacup.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on August 6th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Your choices on softer menstrual cups are appropriate. L Fleurcup, XL Meluna Soft, L Si Bell are awesome choices. Of all 3 IMO Large Si Bell is softest followed closely by XL Meluna Soft. If you are looking for extra capacity though and you have a high cervix, I second curlydeva's recommendation on Luv Ur Body. I do not have one, but I hear it is pretty soft and has a higher capacity than your 3 choices.
chicklvsequity on August 7th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I updated my potential cups based on that info. The femininewear website says both Luv Ur Body cups hold 38.5 ml, but a lot of other people online are saying it holds 34.5 ml. Would you know which one is right?
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on August 7th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
I do not have the cup, but I would bank on what people are saying. Almost every website lists the capacity at 34.5ml. None of the sites distinguish if the capacity is overall or to the holes. Even LuvUrBody on their website lists the capacity as 34.5 for large and 31ml for medium.
sunnybeebop on August 8th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
I have a small diva and a large sckoon. Sckoon is supposed to be a softer cup. to me they seem the same... either way. I have had almost zero leaks with the lrg sckoon.

I found with the diva if i was lying down and then got up quickly I'd have leaking... no such problems with the sckoon even though it is a softer cup.

Sometimes I think the shape can also be a contributing factor. The shorter wider body of the sckoon seems to fit me better than the longer body of the Diva. If you have no leaking with the diva maybe a cup with a longer body would work for you better? Something to maybe think about anyway...
trejoytrejoy on August 8th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
I second the shape difference comment. The large Sckoon has never leaked for me.
chicklvsequity on August 11th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
I ordered a large si-bell. Thanks everyone for your help!