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27 July 2015 @ 11:59 am
Hey everyone! I'm new to this group and L.G. and I'm so glad I found it >v< I need you guys help. So I've been using the Diva Cup for about two years now and haven't really had too many issues. Sometimes it leaks -_- I guess I put it in weird or something. But my main issue is whenever I lay down like to go to bed, or just relax (or worse case scenario, while doing PILATES) It leaks and I dont know why! When I reinsert I always check to see if the suction is working and it always seems to be, so I dont know why this is happening :'( Its so frustrating. Please help me!!!
 
 
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Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on July 27th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised it leaks during Pilates, since that's all about the core exercise and you'd have all kinds of things going on down there.
kimonochic on July 28th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yea!!! Lol
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 27th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
Consider a different cup. Think about how your Diva fits you. Think about how much longer/shorter or wider/narrower you'd like your other cup to be. Then compare your Diva's dimensions to other brands of cups at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts found at the Community FAQ. Then compare the shapes of the cups that you think would fit/suit you better. Consider the rims and how blunt or pointy the bases are. Also consider the stiffness of the cup.

If you think you'd like a slightly shorter stiff bodied cup with a pointy base, consider the large Lunette.
kimonochic on July 28th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
If I get a stiff one I'm scared it's gonna get stuck LOL or I may make a mess on the take out since it doesn't bend. Wouldn't a stiffer cup hurt on the way out :/ Darrrn!
yayforcupsyayforcups on July 27th, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe its a tad long for you, if at other times it works fine then maybe certain movements shorten the vaginal canal or make your cervix dip in and take up more room than normal. Either way, a shorter bodied cup with with and an easy stem to grab should be better, i second the lunette but also maybe look into the fleur cup or LUB small if you have heavy flow but still want 43mm width
kimonochic on July 28th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
That makes sense! But I'm just worried because I don't know if that will help me when I lay down for bed :/ I'm really considering the lunette though. I've also heard of Victoria's love, it has a valve type thing looks interesting
yayforcupsyayforcups on July 28th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
I have the victorias love cup in small and i personally wouldnt recommend it. I have a high cervix but the stem is extremely long, it was poking out a lot, which is ok apart from the valve having holes on both sides which scratch my labia to death! If you manage to get the whole thing in i dont see how you can position the body as my whole finger is the length of the stem, and the body is so short it has no capacity so yes it has a valve but you go to empty it alot and when u empty it you wiggle it down a bit to get a proper grip on the slippery valve and when you put it back you have to position it again because the stem is bendy and wont help with positioning. As you can tell my experience has not been good. Maybe if the cervix is low for most of the stem to be past the labia... For spotting days? Ive seen a better version of it that has a higher capacity body, shaped abit more rounded with a shorter tale that has only one hole in the end- the basewater rose? I think that looked abit more interesting as it would scratch the labia less, release suction at will and decent capacity. Whatever you decide i hope it works out for youyou :)
kimonochic on July 31st, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Hmm hopefully they'll shorten the stem! I read on a forum the makers of Victoria's love were going to. I'm gonna check out the basewater Rose too, thanks!
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on July 27th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
One thing to consider is maybe when doing movements that are sort of jarring that maybe a wider cup that fits around the cervix might be a better option too. It may be better because a smaller diameter cup would fit more like a cap and doing things that are jarring down there makes it pop out of place. I've experienced the problems you have when I used a size 1 diva. I got the wider width cups and that fixed those problems too. The cups I use now are wider in width but also shorter in length so that it won't get squished and pushed out when doing exercises. Are your periods heavy or are they light?
trejoytrejoy on July 28th, 2015 05:00 am (UTC)
Second the wider, and possibly shorter, idea!
kimonochic on July 28th, 2015 01:34 pm (UTC)
Lately I only have two heavy days and the rest a semi lite to really lite. I'm starting to think the shorter cup may be a good option! I think my Diva Cup is model 1 too (no babies, that's me lol).
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on July 28th, 2015 02:30 pm (UTC)
The cups that I wear now are the Meluna shorty large and I have the shorty XL for heavy days. And they have 3 different stiffness levels to choose from. I choose the sport because I thought it would be good for exercising and not PPP out. I'm sure the classic firmness would have done the job but I just wanted the reassurance.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on July 28th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
Pop out. Not PPP
kimonochic on July 31st, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
Im going to check out the meluna too. Oh no menstrual cups could pop out?!?! @.@
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on July 31st, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry I should have been more specific. Not pop out of you literally, I meant that the cup could pop out of place and not be up to the cervix anymore so it would just be useless. Like if one would be pouring coffee out the side of a coffee cup, not in the cup. When my cups wouldn't be in place anymore due to jarring movements during exercise my cup wouldn't cover my cervix anymore and I would bleed around the cup and would be useless.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 28th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the having had babies or not thing really doesn't matter much at all...particularly if you do Pilates I'm sure your PC muscles will be rockin' even after having kids if you decide to! So cup size totally depends on flow the most. The cup length might be causing it to get pushed around so shorter and wider may be a happier choice for your vag! (I love the Si-Bell but it may be too soft for you, so check out the Fleur or Lena)