Jean (siobhan_genie) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Jean
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Newly Minted Diva

I have been perusing this community for the past week or so, and finally joined yesterday.  There is so much good information on this board!  I wish I had all of these options 20 years ago when I had my first period (god, that makes me sound so old...).

I ordered my Diva Cup from betterlife.com on Monday, and it arrived yesterday - as it turns out, they are very close to where I live :)  I'm in the middle of my period now, and tried Instead on Monday (a heavy day for me).  I've used these before, and only had a problem with leaking during sex.  What a freakin' mess.  It totally leaked everywhere.  I had to use tampons because the leakage was so bad.  

So, I was hopeful that the Diva Cup would work for me.  And it does!  No leaking, and I haven't had any major problems with insertion or removal.  Y'all weren't kidding about the suction power of these things - it does take a bit of work to break the seal :)  I am using the punch down fold for insertion, but I'll have to try the others just to see if they are any easier.  I have the size 2 - I've not had kids, but I am over 30 and sexually active.  It seems to expand and fit just fine.  I do feel a little bit of pressure, but nothing I can't ignore.

I guess this is just an introduction and a thank you for all the helpful tips.  I will definitely stay tuned, because there is always something new to learn about these things.
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