(Closed) Soooo…. Tell me about this mooncup thing

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Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsSkeletonKey:  I’m with pinkshoes. The reason I went with the lunette over the diva was because of all the reviews like yours about the diva. Diva cup is longer, bigger, and firmer than most of ALL the other cups. There’s also a german brand… meluna, I think, that comes in a bunch of sizes and firmness. They have ones that are specifically made to be not as firm for those that were sensitive to the diva.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Woodstock:  The firmness of the cup is one of my biggest complaints, so you hit the nail on the head. The firmness (which equates to pain) & the difficulty of getting a good seal are my biggest complaints, because it leaked.

 

 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsSkeletonKey:  here’s a link to some info about the meluna 

http://menstrualcup.co/allbrands/meluna/

I was *this* close to getting that, but at the last minute I changed my mind to the lunette. If you do decide to give the cup a second chance, I highly recommend one of these other brands. One of the sites I had read, talked about getting your ‘goldilocks’ cup. meaning finding the right size, shape, firmness, etc of cup that worked for you. Because everyone’s body is different, and different cups work better for different people.

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSkeletonKey:  I think Diva is one of the firmer ones, and according to the reviews above, one of the more difficult ones to open up since the holes are really small.  Sometimes it does hurt a little coming out if I’m not pinching it closed enough, but not enough for me to stop using it. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I already posted on the other thread but I can’t say enough how much a mooncup has changed my period experience. I have PCOS and used to have v heavy and painful periods. I saw an ad for a mooncup in a magazine and decided to try it initially as I was spending a fortune in tampons and was worried about TSS.

The first time is awkward, I won’t lie. But the advantage is that you can practise even when you don’t have your period. As a PP said, you need to be pretty comfortable about your body and your blood. The best way to check the seal is to run your finger all the way around it and make sure it’s sitting properly. To remove without pain you need to squeeze to break the seal and then take it out. If you just pull it will hurt, and probably make a mess.

Feel free to ask any more questions.

Post # 23
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578 posts
Busy bee

I use the DIVA cup and I love it so much!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have the diva and have used it for nearly ten years. Love it! I only have to worry about it once during the day and before bed. So much better than changing a tampon every two hours. You do have to be comfortable reaching all up in your Vajay though. 

Post # 25
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634 posts
Busy bee

I use a diva, and while I’reopen to trying other brands, I am totally unwilling to go back to pads and tampons. Pads had a lot of yuck factor, and tampons made me feel dried out, scratchy, and miserable. I also love that when I know my menses is coming up, I can insert my diva cup and go right on living (Pulling out an empty cup? No problem. Hell, easier than a full one. Pulling out a dry tampon? AUUUUUGGGGHGHGHG)

Post # 26
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Busy bee

@MrsSkeletonKey:  Gah! Replying separately because an edit won’t flag you for reply. Did you ever… And sorry for getting way personal, don’t feel obligated to reply to this question, just for your personal reflection, try getting all up in there with your fingers and feeling around? I found that when I had problems with pain, it was because the rim of my cup was pushing my cervix, rather than encircling it, even though I was able to turn it in a full circle to ~ensure it is sealed~  or whatever. You may just have a cervix that doesn’t like to play nice, but after I figured out the problem, my cup and I have had a much better relationship.

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