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kabili
16 July 2015 @ 05:15 am

Hello again, everyone! So I've been using a Diva (size 2) for close to a year now. For several months, I've been using it pretty much exclusively turned inside out. However, I've had a little trouble in the past 2 months or so with leaking. I think my cervix may be getting lower? Especially on the first day or 2 of my cycle. I know that the Diva is a fairly long cup. But when it's turned inside out, I measured it at 50 - 51 mm. So if it's still too long on some days, it seems like I need a relatively short cup for my second one. I'm looking at the Fleurcup, since it seems fairly economical. I've seen the size charts, and think it might work "right side out," but I'm also wondering if anyone can tell me how long it ends up being when turned inside out.

Also, I'm curious what people think of the firmness of the rim of the Fleurcup. My other complaint about the Diva is that it can sometimes make it difficult to urinate. And having to remove your cup just for a quick pee seems so annoying, lol.

 
m03m on July 16th, 2015 09:29 am (UTC)
The Fleurcup does not notably change in shape when it's flipped inside out. And the rim is relatively thin and soft. From what I hear, compared to the rim on the Diva, you'll definitely find it softer.

As for the peeing problem, some people find that they can pee more easily when they lean way forward or back. Worth a try!
kabilikabili on July 16th, 2015 09:30 am (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback! So it doesn't get shorter when it's inside out?

m03m on July 16th, 2015 09:32 am (UTC)
That's right.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 16th, 2015 12:03 pm (UTC)
The Fleurcup is a good high capacity medium length cup. It is blunt based like an inside out Diva and squishy. If an inside out Diva fits you well, the Fleur probably will too. If you want to go a hair shorter, the Sckoon is another blunt squishy cup. But the Sckoon's capacity is a little lower because (despite the rim width) it's a smaller cup overall.

One final cup... the Lena. http://www.lenacup.com/lena-sizes/ It's not on many of the size charts yet but there are a couple of recent reviews.
councilwomanope on July 17th, 2015 07:19 am (UTC)
May we please have a LENA tag? I am coveting that cup and want to read up on people's experience with it.
kabilikabili on July 17th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for always being a resource! :) So, I'm wondering about sizes on the Fleur. The large is similar in length, capacity, and diameter to the large Diva. But it looks like I could get a little shorter if I went with the small Fleur. I'd sacrifice capacity, of course. But I wonder about the smaller diameter. Is 5 mm a noticeable difference? I wouldn't think so; I'd imagine that difference in length would be much more noticeable than in diameter. But I've only ever owned the Diva, so...

Really, I also wonder about its only seeming too long on the first day or two. Is that a thing ? Is that why people own multiple cups?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 17th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Check the size charts again. The large Fleur is the same width but 5mm shorter than the large Diva. That doesn't sound like a lot but it is. And because of its shape, the Fleur holds a bit more too.

If you think a narrow cup will suit you, then go for it -- but you will probably like it more on light days than heavy because of its reduced capacity.

Yes, it's not unusual for your vagina to shorten on the first few (heavy) days. Yes, that's one reason many of us have multiple cups.

Since your Diva seems to fit you well on the latter part of your period, then pick a cup that you think will suit the first part better. Solve that issue first; then decide whether or not you are still happy with your Diva on the other days.
kabilikabili on July 17th, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
I see what you're saying, but I'm basing the length of the Diva on what I measured with it flipped inside out (50 - 51mm), since that's the way I've been wearing it. And it still seems a bit long on those first days, at least lately. That's why I was considering the small Fleur, to be shorter than the inside-out Diva.

I'm also seeing a listing for Eco Cup in the size charts. Their large is only 45mm in length and still 46mm in diameter.

I do think I'll end up keeping and using both cups, depending on what the day brings, both in cervix height and flow.
m03m on July 17th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Keep in mind that a smaller cup may not fit around your cervix as easily as a larger one, and so it may sit lower.
kabilikabili on July 17th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)

Oh, I hadn't thought of that at all. :/

margalee on July 16th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
Seconding softness reports: The Fleurcup is definitely softer than the Diva. I've use this cup for several cycles. It's a solid cup, and a good bet if Diva's not working out since it's shaped so different.
yeb90 on July 17th, 2015 03:12 am (UTC)
I can't speak for the Diva but I love my Fleur. I have a moderately low cervix and it works wonderfully for me. It's a nice resistance - soft enough that insertion and removal are quite comfortable but firm enough that it opens easily. Considering how inexpensive it is and the issues you have with the Diva, I definitely think it's worth a shot.
Johannaen_dejlig_aften on July 26th, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
I recently switched from a size 1 Diva to a large Fleur due to leaking issues with the Diva. I have no complaints after three cycles with the Fleur--major leaking is gone. It is definitely shorter than the Diva, and a better shape for me since I have a low cervix.