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06 September 2015 @ 11:49 am
Hiya, new member, I was hoping for some opinions on the differences pros and cons of each of these three cups - I have pretty much got it down to deciding between either the lunette the divacup or the mooncup - they all seem pretty similar in size would love any more information on them from a user this would be my first ever cup and so would like one that is easy to use thank you!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2015 12:57 pm (UTC)
The pros and cons are that they all have very different dimensions and different shapes too. The size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ are a little out of date because they don't include some of the new brands but they will give you a good idea of the range of sizes that are available. Like it says, figure out what dimensions you think might fit you and then use other features such as shape and stiffness to narrow down your final choices from the ones that you think might fit best.

Shape and stiffness are personal preference. There are pros and cons to squishy/stiff and flared/not rims. Be careful not to fall into the the "I love mine so you will too" trap. We are all different. Just because it's someone else's favorite cup doesn't necessarily mean it will be a good match for you.
courtneyshoutscourtneyshouts on September 7th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
I have the Lunette, the mooncup from glad rags, and the diva cup. Personally I don't like my diva cup. My Servix is low and it's an uncomfortable cup for me. I absolutely love my moon cup from glad rags. I don't worry about it not opening or anything. I like my Lunette for crampy days since it's shorter and softer.
tkamockingbird on September 7th, 2015 04:00 am (UTC)
The diva cup is longer in length so if you have a higher cervix it could work. Many people need to enlarge the holes in order to make the cup comfortable in removal and while wearing it. The moon cup has a smaller capacity and some find the flare and firmness of the cup to be uncomfortable. Pros, it's an easy cup to get open. Lunette, seems to work for many people but I don't know enough about the cup. Ilunette could be a happy middle between the diva cup and moon cup.
nys311 on September 8th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
Of the cups you listed, I've only used the DivaCup (size 1) for a couple of years. I'd caution you that the DivaCup is pretty long, so if your cervix is low like mine (I can reach my cervix with my middle finger, without inserting it all the way into my vagina), you might want something slightly shorter.

Now, I was able to use the DivaCup reasonably well for the past couple years, but I could never fill it up more than 2/3 of the way, before it would start leaking. I finally figured out this is due to my cervix sitting far enough inside the cup that menstrual fluid is "displaced."

If you're interested in checking it out, I've switched to the new LENA cup, which is available on Amazon. It's a fairly new cup, but there are around 170 reviews, last I looked - plenty to read up on, if you're curious.
steviemelons: pic#125150726steviemelons on September 10th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
I have a Diva and a Mooncup. The Diva is really long with a short stem and the mooncup is very short with a long stem. I start my cycle with the mooncup since my cervix tends to sit super low for the first few days, then switch to the Diva when it rises up.
If i wear the Diva with a low cervix its incredibly uncomfortable with the whole bottom of it sticking out of me.
If I wear the Mooncup on a high cervix day I have a super hard time removing it. Ive got to reach way up to squeeze the bottom and break the seal, and some times my fingers just cant reach. I dont like the feeling of just yanking on the stem to get it out. For me the long stem is there so it doesnt get totally lost in the abyss.
I do like both cups, but for me I have to know the right time to use each to my advantage, otherwise it ends up frustrating.
sjennifersjennifer on September 11th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
I have used all 3 cups. My 1st choice is Lunette, 2nd is Diva. To me the major difference is their stem. Diva got a hollow stem which I find a little trouble to clean vs. Lunette is a solid stem will is easier for cleaning and easier to grab it during removal. Hope this help.
19293450 on September 11th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
thanks everyone - I went for the lunette in the end :) after reading more reviews it seemed the best of the bunch