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05 August 2015 @ 09:56 pm
Hello everyone!
I've used my Diva cup size 1 (the regular size - I'm under 35, sexually active, and I haven't had a child) for two cycles now. Mine is constantly leaking (some days when I wipe there is blood on the toilet paper; other days it is enough for me to wear a pad - which I know is common on heavy days). I have tried all the folds (the punch down is the best). I've tried putting the fold in at different angles (one facing up, one facing back, one facing to the side). I run my finger around it, and it seems to be opened (there are no dents in it). I have tried pushing it further in and not pushing it further in. I fold it on the holes, and I believe I have a high cervix during my period (I stuck my middle finger in my vagina during my last period and didn't feel anything until I had my entire finger up there). I really like the cup, but it is really frustrating me.

I have done a little research and decided that I probably need a new cup. I've landed on a longer, wider cup from this chart: http://sizecharts.livejournal.com.

Does anyone have any recommendations on the following cups:
-Large Femcup
-L Naturcup
-L Yuuki
-L Diva
-XL MeLuna
-L Luv Ur Body

I do like the stiffness of the Diva cup, so I'm wondering if I should just start with the larger Diva?
green_health on August 7th, 2015 07:27 am (UTC)
Why is the cup leaking?
Based on what you have mentioned, sounds like your cup is leaking as the dia is small for you. I have only used mooncup and me luna and I am happy with both.
since you are happy with the Diva cup, there is no harm in going for bigger Diva.
kk: fireworkshiningbanana on August 9th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
Did you end up getting a new cup? I have a large yuuki that doesn't work for me.
emilyztaylor on August 9th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
I am going to try the Large Diva this cycle and see how it works.
jennisezjennisez on August 9th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hi! It could be that the small cup is too small for heavier days. That seems to be the case with me. I like my small cups for lighter days, though. (I’m 38, no kids.)

Of the cups you listed, I have a large Yuuki Classic and I love mine, especially for heavier days. I’ve been using it for three cycles now and so far I find it to be very reliable and leak-free, even when I’m running. It pops open very easily and makes a great seal. The Classic is a very firm cup, so that is something to keep in mind if you have bladder or bowel sensitivities. It works great for me, though. Yuuki also offers a soft and medium (economic) firmness, but I only have experience with the classic.

Good luck! I hope you find a cup that works for you.