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17 October 2016 @ 04:36 pm
Hi all! I've gone through all the size charts but the number of cups now is overwhelming!

I have a Diva size 1 and size 2. I'm in the age bracket for the larger size and have given birth twice, but I find larger cups push on my bladder and are uncomfortable. I suspect I squash them too as they tend to leak where small one's don't (except on my first day). I don't like them too soft as I'm not great at getting them to open. High cervix but I don't have too many problems getting my small diva if I bear down a little. I'm not sure I'd want it too much shorter though.

My diva's are close to my goldilocks cups. Size 2 on day 1 and size 1 the rest of my period (after day 1 they're pretty light and by day 2 I can usually go the full 12 hours if I really had to with room to spare). My large diva causes bladder irritation but I put up with it. My smaller one does too but after an hour or so it seems to go away.

I'm interested in maybe finding my absolute favourite though.

In the past I've tried Large Soft Yuki-too much bladder pressure, leakage
Small Yuki firm-worked well till I chopped off the stem and found it almost sideways (scary!) but was maybe a little too small, haven't ruled another one out though.
Icare-too soft, I rarely get it open.
Meluna-both soft and regular in small and medium. Couldn't open either of these no matter what I did.

I would love any suggestions to help me in my mission! I am wondering if a shorter but wider cup might alleviate the bladder issue? Also thinking a rounded end may not be the best for me given the bladder sensitivity.

ETA: Tossing up between a Luv ur body (small)
Super Jennie (small-concerned about opening this one)
and Lily Cup

Thank you!
 
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 17th, 2016 08:24 am (UTC)
have you seen this post on soft cups? http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html some people have to make them open manually, that's okay. for me the comfort is totally worth any fiddling.
jess_amina on October 17th, 2016 08:30 am (UTC)
I have and have tried (thank you though!). It's been about 5 years of trying and I can't fiddle around too much because I have some other health issues that get bothered by that and then I'm more miserable than I usually am on my period. I also have a problem if I do manage to get it open with collapsing the cups once in which makes them leak :(