Post # 32
Not a Diva, but I use the small Lunette, as a Diva [even the small size] would be too big for me.I’ve been using mine for about 5 months and I friggin love it. There is definitely a learning curve for getting it in/out properly, but after a few cycles you get the hang of it.
Every woman is different, which is why not everyone has success on the Diva [either too long or wide– it is one of the BIGGEST cups out there btw], some of my friends tried it and grouched that it didn’t ‘fit’ and were then mind bogglingly astonished when I mentioned that there were like 10+ brands to choose from [access may be more limited in the US due to FDA approvals & etc, but most are available].
This site is a wellspring of knowledge, from cleaning, to where to buy the cheapest to folds; beware, some of the topics are a little Too Much Information but there are some really helpful resources on there, I found the SIZE COMPARISON CHART to be the most helpful.
Also, there are folding videos on youtube that you can watch if the whole oragami/c-fold/extreme 7-fold thing gets confusing.
Post # 33
I’ve never tried the insteads but have heard that they are ‘softer’ so I guess that means that they don’t hold their shape the same way?
Most cups are made from medical grade silicone, which means while they are firm/stiff, the are also flexible/pliable & comfortable.
Hopefully one of the ladies who has tried both will be able to explain the differences more accurately.
A big thing with cups is that they have to be in ‘right’ like if they don’t open all the way, get too high, or decide to suction to the side rather than sit openly where they ought [just below/around the cervix] then it is going to be an epic fail — like pouring coffee down the side of your mug basically. :S
Post # 34
Really, no one uses good old fashioned tampons? lol.
Post # 35
I think I have no completely switched over to diva cup! Now that I understand how to insert it and remove it all is well.
I love that I only have to empty morning and evening. It’s way easier and cleaner than a tampon. Glad this was brought up on weddingbee!
@flamingred: I think a lot of people are trying out menstrual cups because they are healthier for you, have less environmental impact and can be more convenient!