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I know this topic has been mentioned in previous threads, but wanted to ask for any more insights. I'm 31 with no kids, but sexually active. I think I have a high cervix (longest finger can't seem to reach it.) I grabbed the Diva small size from a local store because I didn't read the fine print and just saw the "no kids" part of the size recommendation. But now looking more closely I am wondering if I should exchange it for the larger size 2 since I'm over 30... and presumably am not getting any younger ;-)
I haven't opened it yet. I usually have pretty light periods, and I have a sort of sensitive bladder, I'm worried about feeling pressure. Super size tampons feel uncomfortable going in, but are OK once they are in place. I haven't noticed anything feeling different since i hit the big 3-0, but does anyone have any advice?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 21st, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC)
cups last 10 years or even more, you'll probably feel some changes sooner or later.
in terms of sensitivity stiffness matters more than width. perhaps the best cup for you is not either size of the diva but something softer with a long stem. you can see stiffness charts here https://menstrualcups.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/squish-test-results/ and here http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/
and you may want to sell your unused diva at mc_sales.

on the other hand, if you're eager to try it asap, just take the plunge. it may well work, and then you'll see what to replace it with when it's time to.
★  ★regulusarcturus on June 21st, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
The guidelines on age are crap, tbh. I have the smaller Lily Cup and I'm 33 years old and no children. Honestly, just try it. It might work fine for you. The only way to know is to try it. I have a Ruby Cup in a medium and a Lily Cup in small and both work for me. :) It's really just about trying it.

Frankly, I think the whole age thing is ageism and it's not like when you hit 30, you suddenly have a larger vagina.

Edited at 2015-06-21 08:27 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 21st, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Trust your intuition. You liked it well enough to have bought it. Don't second guess yourself with buyer's remorse.
m03m on June 22nd, 2015 10:29 am (UTC)
The difference isn't that big. There is a decent chance that either one will work for you.
3v1L sh33p3v1lsh33pz on June 22nd, 2015 11:34 am (UTC)
I'm 36 with no kids, and the smaller size cups still work for me just fine. I plan to keep using this size until it doesn't work anymore, not because of some age recommendation from the manufacturer.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on June 22nd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
Cup size depends more on your flow than your age (unless you've had a few 12lb babies, lol). You're probably fine with a Small. If anything, you may find the Diva a bit too stiff and short. It's not the best first-timer cup for a few reasons (the tiny suction release holes mostly, but also because it's too long for many users...but you may not have that latter problem). If you like soft and need the long stem I highly recommend the Si-Bell. if you like the Diva design but need a longer stem and more softness try the iCare.