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20 April 2015 @ 09:00 pm
Hi, I just got a diva cup and it's my first time getting a menstrual cup. It's a size 2 cup and bought it from someone in my city who was selling them online in bulk, but I feel like I'm more of a size 1 (I'm a virgin). I was wondering whether I might fit the size 2, or whether I should just hang onto it and see if I can trade for a different one since I haven't used it yet. I guess I'd just like to find out whether the size 2 is a big difference from the size 1. Should I just try it anyways?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 21st, 2015 12:43 pm (UTC)
The large is 46x57 and the small is 43x57. Only 3mm difference in rim width, which is about the size of a 15pt diamond -- a side stone used for accent. The only way to find out is to try.

Figure out how to use the cup you have -- even if it's "unsuccessfully" meaning that it leaks or doesn't fit right. Then compare it to other brands using the size chart at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the others found at the Community FAQ to figure out what cup might fit you better.

Diva cups have notoriously small anti-suction holes around the rim. They help with popping open and with removal. If they haven't been enlarged already, you might want to do that to yours. Other helpful hints at: http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
devilbirdrobyn on April 21st, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
Personally, I would see if it's possible to exchange for the size 1 first. If not, give it a go with the 2, but you might find it a little large for your liking. I know for myself, I don't think I'd want any bigger than the size 1 right now. It was still a little uncomfortable getting the hang of insertion, etc. and I do have some sexual experience.
Keep in mind though, it's not necessarily about whether or not you're a virgin, it's about your body. Some people have naturally larger or smaller vaginas, and it also depends on your pelvic muscle strength, there's a lot of variables. You know your own body better than anyone, so do what you feel is right.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on April 22nd, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
The Diva is a bad starter cup anyway--the suction release holes are too small so it tends to get stuck, and it's one of the firmer ones, with an extra long body that's often too long if your cervix is average or low. However, whether you get a size 1 or 2 in any cup depends on the heaviness of your flow more than anything else. I am young and childless but wear size 2 cups because I'm too busy to change them often and can only empty them in the shower (high cervix so I need to do the full on sumo squat and that would be awkward in a public bathroom stall...)
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on April 22nd, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
I would say it depends on how heavy your flow is. My first cup I bought was the size 1 Diva and it leaked on my heavy days. It caught a lot of the blood but I needed a cup with a little more width. I purchased a second cup with more width and that solved the problem with leaking on heavy days. But ultimately the Diva was too long for me so I've bought different brands. I'd suggest trying it out first and see how it works out once you've gotten past the learning curve.
lumosdance on April 22nd, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. So I ended up trying the size 2 cup I had and it feels comfortable wearing it. I did have some troubles getting it in though. I almost thought it wouldn't fit at first, but I feel l just need some more practice and am already getting the hang of it. I'm happy with how it's been working :)