A question about menstrual cups

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
1366 posts
Bumble bee

I started out using the Diva cup, but I have switched to the Lena cup and it is far superior in my opinion. The diva cup gets discolored after a while, and the tiny holes at the top are difficult to clean. It’s very difficult for a beginner to insert and get to open fully and it doesn’t hold as much liquid. It’s also kinda hard to take out also. The tail is round so it’s hard to get a good grip on it.

The lena is a nice pink color, so it doesn’t get discolored. The holes are shaped differently, so it’s really easy to clean. It’s super easy to insert. It pretty much pops open on it’s own every time. There are ridges on the bottom and the tail is flat so it is easier to take out as well.
Hope this helps.

Post # 17
342 posts
Helper bee

IowaDDS13:  By the way, what concerns you about the size of the Diva cup vs the Lena cup? I looked it up and the Diva cup has a diameter of 41 cm, whereas the Lena cup’s diameter is 40 cm. I’ve noticed that menstrual cups tend to be approximately similarly sized, but the shapes differ. That makes me think that the shape of the cups probably plays a bigger role in the fit rather than the width.


Post # 18
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are the cups good for really watery flow? 


Post # 19
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I purchased my fist diva cup just last cycle! I was also worried about the size, but it worked out for both my heavy and light days! I had a bit of leakage (honestly not nearly as bad as my experience with tampons), so there is a learning curve. I’m actually excited to use it again but AF is a day late!

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