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22 January 2018 @ 07:09 am
Good morning!

I have been using the Diva Cup 2 for about 6 months and I am still really struggling. It seems to be fine all day, even during the initial heavy period but at night it leaks like crazy! It leaks so much I feel like I may as well not even be wearing it but the cup itself is not even 1/2 full. It does the same thing when I’m participating in an extensive workout (bootcamp style), leaks like it’s not even there.

I’m thinking it’s shifting but I have no idea why or what to do; my best guess is another brand/style? Perhaps something firmer? I am 32 with 2 kids, c-sections for both, my youngest just turned a year.

Any advice or brand recommendations? When it’s working I love the cup and I’m dreading the thought of going back to tampons.

Thank you!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 22nd, 2018 07:52 pm (UTC)
My GUESS is that the Diva is too long for you. Flip it inside out to shorten it. That will also change it from a pointy-base to a blunt-base. See if it works out better for you that way.

Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for other helpful hints.
lch173 on January 24th, 2018 03:25 pm (UTC)
I would also guess that it's too long for you. If flipping it inside out doesn't work, before you invest into a new cup find out where your cervix sits during menstruation as it can often drop more than you think (no way to do this except to insert a clean finger and see how far it goes before you touch your cervix). Then you can look into cups specifically suited to your cervix type. In general, people seem to have good first time experiences with Lunette if the Diva cup doesn't work for them.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 24th, 2018 07:33 pm (UTC)
I agree that the large Lunette is a good length. There are several others with very similar dimensions that you should also consider.

FYI, I have a large Lunette and LOVED it. However, if I were to do it all over again, I'd have gotten something blunt based -- probably a Fleurcup. (Too late now, I've hit "mental pause.")