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01 September 2014 @ 06:48 pm
Hi everyone! I'm fairly new to the world of menstrual cups, only discovered them about six months ago and bought a Diva size 1 that I've used for about three cycles. I'm 24 years old, no children, not a virgin. I'm assuming I have a high cervix because I have never been able to feel it even while on my period and when I have the Diva size 1 in the entire stem is inside of me, sometimes it takes some bearing down to even reach the stem but other times I can feel the stem in an uncomfortable position (not pain, just annoying). I think been pretty successful with my Diva cup for only using it for a few months. I still get residual slobber and leak maybe one day out of my cycle but I wouldn't consider it a major leak. I'm at the point that I can feel if the position/seal isn't perfect so I know if it is going to leak. I always thought I had a heavier flow but I fill the Diva size 1 a little over half-way every 9-12 hours. I'm in nursing school right now so some days I'm away from my house for 12-13 hours so I would like a fairly high capacity cup. I'm interested in getting a second cup and was considering trying another brand. I've looked at the size comparison charts (a few times!) but I feel completely overwhelmed trying to decide on a second cup because there is so much to take into consideration! Ones I've looked into are the Lunette, Si-Bell, and MeLuna. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great! Also, I apologize if this is a repetitive post. I've read a lot of older posts and tried searching the different tags but couldn't quite find what I was looking for.
mshanai on September 2nd, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
I used a Diva for several years, and you sound like me in terms of anatomy--I also had to fish for the cup a bit because it would ride up. And I struggled with slobber and occasional leaks with the Diva, and I would just about fill it up 2/3 of the way on my heavier bleeding days. Anyway, I just got a Yuuki soft and got to try it out for the first time. It's a perfect fit, very similar to the Diva in terms of size and shape. It's a bit softer but still opens up without any problems, and the larger holes mean a better seal and no leaks. I would recommend it since your experience with the Diva is pretty similar to mine. (The only problem the Yuuki soft didn't solve for me is the cramps cups give me on days 1 and 2, but I'm okay with just popping an ibuprofen now and then.)
klm723 on September 2nd, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I haven't looked into the Yuuki soft but I definitely will. I'm not super worried about the cup not solving cramps because I tend to get them even wearing a pad on days 1 and 2 also, like you said- nothing ibuprofen can't solve. It's so nice to be able hear from others with similar situations!