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03 May 2015 @ 08:41 am
Hi everyone!

I started using a diva cup sometime last year and it worked perfectly for the first month, but the next few months it started leaking, making weird noises (probably the seal breaking?) and then leaking even more, and then one day, without meaning to, I pushed it out and it fell into the toilet so I got rid of it because I wasn't sure if it was safe after that. I'm 17 and do lots of sports, so I have pretty strong pelvic floor muscles. The diva cup's length never seemed to be a problem, although on some days my cervix seems pretty far down.

Right now, I'm choosing between the diva cup again, a lunette, and a gladrags moon cup because those are the only ones we have in stores where I live, and I'd prefer not to order them online for now. Does anyone have any advice on which one I should get? I have a few months to decide because I'd like to get one before I start college this September.
Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 3rd, 2015 01:57 pm (UTC)
You could have just washed it.

Using what you remember about how your Diva fit, use the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the others found at the Community FAQ to decide how much longer/shorter, narrower/wider you want you next cup to be.

Also follow the link to the Commonly Asked Questions at the link above and skim/read the sections that you think apply.

There are very few brands of cups that cannot be shipped to the US so you have a LOT of choices (edited to add) but they would have to be ordered online.


Edited at 2015-05-03 02:04 pm (UTC)
elisamba on May 3rd, 2015 02:45 pm (UTC)
If it worked ok for a while, then stopped, maybe the holes were clogged or needed to be enlargened. I would probably say, go with what you know and get another Diva, but the other two are good cups too.

The latex Keeper is rather firm and has a pronounced rim, good for sports, but not huge capacity. It happens to be a cup I really like and I think it needs an image "makeover". When I heard "very firm" and "rubber" I had this mental image of a bike tire lol but actually I would compare it to a baking cup. The rubber is easy to grip, without grip rings.

The Lunette has a good reputation as a beginner cup, easy to open, and at least one brand endorser is an equestrian, so probably ok for sports.
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 3rd, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info about the Keeper I found that super interesting :) everytime I see that cup I think CHOCOLATE but the MCUK and I are not best buddies so I can't justify buying another version of it :(

The lunette is a great cup with big enough holes to not have any opening issues, but the rim is 41mm whereas the Diva rim is 43mm so if 43mm was perfect for you then get the Diva.

On low cervix days you can flip the Diva inside out to shorten it a little and it should work as normal. Thats what Im doing with my medium LUB atm as I was having a similar problem and it's back to being my perfect heavy day cup!

The only down side is the learning curve of taking it out with no grip rings nor a stem, but i figured it out eventually haha
lucidty on May 3rd, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
I love my lunette, I have the size 2 which is quite firm, I had issues with my lily cup riding down and leaking, and getting a much wider and stiffer cup has helped tonnes. I also have quite strong muscles (for some reason I just compulsively kegel when peeing oops) and the lunette has helped fix everything aside from my unfortunately dangly cervix taking up space.

But then again, it could have just been a matter of troubleshooting your diva.
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on May 4th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
Of the three cups you're looking at, the Lunette is probably the closest to a one-size-fits-all; it's medium long and medium firm -- not as firm as the Mooncup, and not as long as the Diva. I'd probably try a new cup if I was having issues with the last one, although the fact that you got the Diva to work perfectly once is a reasonable indication that you could solve whatever problems you later had with it. It's too bad you no longer have it; a cup that doesn't quite work for you after troubleshooting is very helpful for choosing a next cup to try.