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17 March 2018 @ 01:13 am
Hi everyone! I've been using the DivaCup for about 3 years now and am starting to look into getting a new cup.
The DivaCup has worked OK for the past few years. It hasn't been perfect but it has made my periods so much easier.

1) I had to cut off the stem and file it down as much as possible because it kept poking me. I've never been able to find my cervix- but I'm assuming it is low? Is it possible to have a high cervix with the cup so low?

2) Sometimes (not every cycle), the cup will slide down when I'm walking and I will feel the bottom.
3) On lighter days, leaking is not a problem. On my heaviest days, sometimes I leak before the cup is full.
4) I tried flipping the cup inside out but it felt more uncomfortable.

I'm in my 20s, never had children/ am a virgin, and I'm from Canada.

Based on this, any recommendations? There are so many cup options now that I feel lost! I'm thinking I need a shorter cup, but I'm not sure about shape.
Thank you!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 17th, 2018 06:43 pm (UTC)
There are many size charts online. Compare your Diva to other brands. Only you know how much longer, shorter, wider, narrower you want your next cup to be. Also consider shape, rim flare and firmness.
mclmor: pic#127920595mclmor on March 18th, 2018 01:25 am (UTC)
I, um, kind of don't understand that you might have a low cervix but couldn't find it. Did you check the length while you are on your period or...?
I have a low-middle & hanging cervix. So when I narrowed down the list of the M-cups before buying one, the Diva was out of option.(it's only about 3.7cm to reach my cervix and the cup itself, without stem, is 5.7cm, so...big no).

I think you might feel more comfortable with the one that has a bit more round shaped bottom and probably the shorter cup length than the Diva cup. I don't know which size of the Diva cup you use, though(1 or 2?)..

I highly recommend you to watch some comparison videos for your reference.
* This Youtuber(RedHerring)'s contents are very useful. >>> https://youtu.be/MJbd7J1HLEE

Jaz mine on March 18th, 2018 05:35 am (UTC)
I've tried finding my cervix on my period but never felt anything that could possibly be my cervix? Maybe I missed it; I don't know.
For this reason I thought I had a high cervix so I bought a DivaCup. But then it turned out that the DivaCup was too long. Unless I'm just not inserting it high enough... could that be a possibility?
mclmor: pic#127920595mclmor on March 18th, 2018 10:48 am (UTC)
You mentioned that sometimes the cup sliding down, but if the M-cup is settled properly, it usually slids up after putting in it and moves around a bit, not the other way. When you said the leaking on your heaviest days, was it like gushing situation?? Or just some blood spotting on your underwear??
(Since I have a hanging cervix I always never fully use the capacity of my M-cup, therefore I also leak some blood on my heaviest days but it's usually some spotting on my pentyliner and that's when I know I need to empty the M-cup.)