I first bought a small diva because I am under 30 and have had no children. It worked for a while, and flipped inside out the length was great, but then I noticed more difficulty in getting it open and leaking when using it, so I searched for a new cup.
After looking at size comparison charts and hundreds of reviews and images, I settled on a large Lena, as it is similar in length, rim width and capacity. It also has a nice rounded bottom that will accomodate my low dangly cervix and still have lots of capacity.
When it arrived, it seemed so much bigger than my diva, even though a side by side comparison showed that the measurements were similar. On both the dry run and the cycle, the cup fit without poking out (I already knew I would have to chop off the whole stem) even though it is *just* at the entrance. But it popped open easily, no leaks, and the capacity was spot on. Goldilocks cup, right?
I just can't help but feel self-concious about successfully using a large cup. I know that the size guidelines given by cup manufacturers aren't hard and fast, just suggestions, but still. I'm 26, never had any kids, and always assumed I was pretty *ahem* tight down there. I almost didn't want it to work because it's the large.
TL; DR switched from small diva to large Lena. Lena might be goldilocks, but feeling self conscious about successfully using a large size cup.
Anyone else experience feelings like this, or am I just too far into my head space?
Also, has anyone ever had leaking that occured only on the toilet paper when wiping? As in, every time I wipe I see blood, a fair amount even when I know my cervix is in the cup, but I rarely end up with a mess in my undies. Maybe a few spots in anything.