12 April 2007 @ 10:38 pm
Hello, everyone.

You may not remember me, but I posted last July or August asking for advice on switching cups. I had been using the Diva cup for the past three cycles with partial success: I was able to get it in, open, and correctly positioned just fine and it would work well after my first insertion, but it would leak within five minutes of re-inserting it. No matter how I put it in or which fold I used, it would constantly leak. I had to wear pads for back-up because I never knew whether the Divacup would leak or not. 

After three cycles of struggling with the temperamental Diva, I came here to ask for advice on switching to a MoonCup UK. I had recently converted my best friend to the wonderous world of menstrual cups, and she ordered a MoonCup UK for herself, on the principle that she would never put anything called a "Diva" anywhere near her body (she's not a very "girly" girl :-P). After she reported no-leakage success with the MoonCup, I was tempted to switch from the Diva. 

Thanks to the wonderful advice and support I found here, I was convinced to make the switch, and have been using the MoonCup UK with great leak-free success for the past six cycles. No matter which way I insert the MoonCup, it insists on working, and works very well for up to 8 hours on my heaviest days. So, thank you all for your help and for leading me to exceeding happiness with my MoonCup! And to anyone else who is considering switching cups, I would highly reccommend it. It's worth the extra money to find a cup that works well for you.
piano_goddess on April 13th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
lizgblizgb on September 12th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Hey I'm having the same problem with the Diva cup (comfortable, easy to insert, but leaks all over the place). I'm thinking of switching to the mooncup uk because I've heard it works better for a lot of people. I was wondering if you could tell what exactly is the difference that makes it work better? I have no problems with comfort or insertion and most of the issues people talk about have to do with those. Really, it's just the leaking that's the problem. I'd really like to know what makes the mooncup uk less leaky. Also, do you know if it comes with a guarantee like the Diva cup does?
Averneaverne on September 12th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Well, the Mooncup UK is a little shorter and a little wider and has a thicker rim, which I think helps to keep the leaks away. Seriously, no matter how carelessly I insert it, it refuses to leak! lol. I can spend five minutes getting the insertion just right, or I can shove it in in less than ten seconds, no matter what, it works for up to 8 hours. I think it's probably the shape and the thicker rim of the Mooncup UK that make it work better than the Diva.

As far as return policies, I think they let you return within the first three months. Double-check the community memories or their website about this, though.

Best of luck with your switch! I hope you're as satisfied with the Mooncup as I have been.
lizgblizgb on September 12th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch. I think I'm going to give the Diva another month or so and then look into switching. The mooncup uk sounds great though. Thanks again