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25 March 2015 @ 09:23 pm
After many years of discontinuing my cup use (due to my BC option), I've decided to give it a go yet again. I'm trying to find a new cup that would work out well for me as there are a lot more options then there were before (which is kind of daunting) so I'm hoping I can get a bit of help here.

Years ago, I had the Diva size 1 which was okay but it was a bit too long. I loved the firmness but the length would sometimes hurt. I lost that one in a move though. A few years ago, just for my BC switch, I got a FemmeCup which I never got to use so I'm currently using it now and while it feels fine, it's capacity is problematic and due to it's softness, I have a hard time breaking the seal. A few days ago, I figured I'd get the Diva Size 2 and that turned out to be a big mistake because I can't even move without feeling it.

So I've narrowed it down to the Small Lunette, Small UK Mooncup, and Small Yuuki. I was was hoping that I could get some guidance (because I can't afford to get this wrong again). I've been checking the various comparisons, but I'm still not sure which of the three to go with because I think the UK Mooncup or Yuuki might too stiff for me and my uterus is already hyper sensitive. The other thing is that I did just turn 30 (which is why I opted for the Diva 2 instead of just replacing the first one), but based on all the dimensions, it does seem as though should stick with the smaller sizes but I'm worried about changes down the road. Any thoughts or guidance would be super helpful. Thanks!
 
 
 
yell14 on March 26th, 2015 11:38 am (UTC)

Hi I am just curious, capacity wise, do you need more or less?
I have no experience with any of the cups you mentioned, but for the issue of sensitive uterus, I would highly recommend Si-bell. U shaped, very soft, good quality cup and if you get a large one 30 ml capacity. Might be worth looking into.
Hope you get input from others and you find what you are looking for.

tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 26th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
I need more, I think that the FemmeCup is at .5 oz which hasn't been great. Back when I had the Diva 1, I think that was at 1 oz which is much better. I think the only thing that dissuaded me from the Si Bell is the softness because that's a huge issue I'm running into with the FemmeCup because the body is so soft (which has made removal really hard). How is the Si Bell removal? I know the FemmeCup has a harder ring and a soft body which is why I might be having issues with it.
yell14 on March 26th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)

Sounds like Lunette might not be a bad choice. I am using Si-bell large and Luv Ur Body medium. I really do not have any issue with Si-bell. It pops open easy, really comfortable, stem is great to pull the cup down squeeze the bottom and out it comes. The reason I got Luv Ur Body is it gives me more capacity then Si-bell, so I don't need to empty the cup while at work. The only reason why I suggested the Si-bell was because you said your uterus is hyper sensitive. N it is a great cup. I can't use Luv Ur Body on the first day of my period because it is soo firm that it causes cramps.

tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 27th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I took the plunge and got the Lunette 1. I've been keeping a few others in mind for down the road and Si-Bell is on that list. I appreciate all your help.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 26th, 2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
Before you buy another cup, try flipping the Diva inside out to shorten it. The Diva also has notoriously small anti-suction holes so if popping open and breaking the seal give you trouble, enlarging the holes should take care of it. It's perfectly OK to wear it inside out if it fits you better that way.

The difference in length between the Diva and some of the others is pretty big. There are several sets of size charts over at the Community FAQ and another set at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 26th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation! Another issue with the Diva 2 was the diameter so I'll try to compare it to the FemmeCu's diameter. Unfortunately I think that flipping it inside out may only help with one of the issues though. :( I'll definitely run some comparisons before making another purchase.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 26th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
At the rim, the large Diva is only 1mm wider than the Femmecup so that shouldn't make any difference at all.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 26th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
Age has nothing really to do with your cup selection. It's really only a capacity thing. (And if you're on some sort of BC I'm guessing your periods aren't bad, unless it's the copper IUD) So if you have not given birth and don't have very heavy periods there is no reason to get a Large just because you're 30.
tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 26th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's what I assumed to but I have to admit, when I saw the sizing on some of the websites, it pushed me to start thinking about getting a larger cup because I don't know what it would be like in the long run. I do have really heavy cycles which is why I needed more capacity but I am still very sensitive which means I have to take the diameter and length into consideration.
yayforcupsyayforcups on March 26th, 2015 01:23 pm (UTC)
However if the large is a good fit as it is for me (28 yrs old) then embrace the extra capacity! MCUK is notorious for low capacity, id look at sibell or lunette
tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 26th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am strongly leaning toward the Lunette at this point.
failsafe8failsafe8 on March 27th, 2015 07:47 am (UTC)
I'm a 22 y/o virgin, really high cervix and I love my lunette 1. It's comfortable and I can't feel it after I get it past my pubic bone. Plus I don't think the diameter was too large at all (and I have a very small opening.)

Just my three cents I think you'll love the Lunette I do. :)
tiny_pumpkinstiny_pumpkins on March 27th, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I went ahead with the Lunette and I'm really excited to give it a shot.