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  • #61
    Originally posted by jo View Post
    Crikey - I'm going to have to give this a go. How come I've got to nearly 50 and never heard of it? Would save a packet.
    Best invention ever!

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    • #62
      Originally posted by SimplyComplex85 View Post
      They can be used with an IUD. The diva cup doesn't rest against your cervix, it should be lower than that.

      I put mine in in the morning shower (helps with "leaking" from residue that might be in there) and take it out before bed. I find it uncomfortable to wear overnight because it pushes on the walls for too many hours. I just wear a pad at night. I LOVE not having to take my purse to the bathroom at work anymore!

      Also, why are you taking it out just because you're going to the bathroom? Thats not needed.
      Um yes it does. It creates a seal around your cervix, stopping the leaks. You leak when its not sealed properly.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Owly View Post
        How do you find the cup for more intense physical activity? I'm wondering about it shifting during a WOD and creating a very awkward situation.
        I used to wear it when I did aikido. For the record, I was a brown belt, which meant I got picked to be uke a lot and thrown around like a ragdoll. I did not have problems with it shifting, despite multiple breakfalls and rolls. If it can survive aikido, it can survive pretty much anything.

        That said, I did have a friend whose Divacup "decoupled" while she was doing karate. It's because she had her original from before she was pregnant. There are two sizes -- one for ladies who've had babies or are under 30, and one for ladies who haven't or are over 30. Basically, her ladyparts had shifted and she needed a larger Divacup. Whoops.
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        • #64
          the only thing that bothers me is the idea of using it in public restrooms.

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          • #65
            I have had my mooncup for a couple of years, however I do get leakage. I don't know if its because I am a bit lazy putting it in or its just one of those things. Very annoying as I have lovely expensive underwear (one of my indulgences) and I've had to start wearing 'period knickers' again to avoid staining my best frillies!

            I notice that most of you state you don't leak, I thought it was just inevitable, however if it's not I may have to reassess how I put mine in
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            • #66
              Please note: The DivaCup sits below the cervix and not up against it, so it is important to aim it toward the tailbone not “up”. It is not inserted in the same way as a tampon.
              So it would be fine with a IUD.

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              • #67
                badbunny it is prob not creating that seal around your cervix. You should be able to pull on it very gently once its inserted and it won't move. I think there are youtube vids on how to insert it.

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                • #68
                  Menstrual Cups - Extra Tips And Trouble Shooting - YouTube
                  The Cervix And Cups - YouTube

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                  • #69
                    I discovered diva cups about 3 years ago and I have never been happier around period time. They are great! Now if I can get my 14-year-old daughter to get over her squeamishness, I'd buy her one too.

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                    • #70
                      Would a Divacup work for someone who has NEVER been able to wear tampons?? I've tried a couple times in my life but it was so...idk...disturbing that I've literally never been able to get one up there. I mean I can have sex and I have an IUD, it's not like nothing's ever been up there (lol) but something about tampons just disturbs me so idk if could put this up there either. Any thoughts?
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                      • #71
                        Yes, with practice you should be fine with it.
                        Its so worth trying, but it could take 2-3 cycles to be used to it.

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                        • #72
                          I just wanted to pop in and thank the ladies on this thread! I have an IUD and had been very hesitant to try a cup, but reading about all the grokettes here who successfully use them gave me the confidence to try it myself.

                          I LOVE IT! After reading this thread, I marched out to Earth Fare and bought a DivaCup on the 2nd day of my period, as I was having a particularly heavy and painful time of it and was getting sick of tampons causing pain and pads feeling gross. I was really surprised that I couldn't feel it even though it was low (vs. the opposite with tampons), and the "tampon cramps" were pretty much gone! And best thing of all, my period was over a day sooner than it normally would be! It was easy to dump and reinsert, and I was able to wear it all day without having to empty it. I am a convert. Now I wish I hadn't just bought that box of OB and bag of overnight pads...

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                          • #73
                            ^If un-opened, can you donate to a local women's shelter?

                            I think I am going to take the $$ hit and buy one before this Saturday (expecting my period then). I want to start wearing it Friday to get a feel for it and adjust the post if necessary. Saturday afternoon I am finishing my tattoo and I don't want to worry about how I'm sitting with a pad, or feeling sick from wearing a tampon while I'm getting inked
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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                              ^If un-opened, can you donate to a local women's shelter?

                              I think I am going to take the $$ hit and buy one before this Saturday (expecting my period then). I want to start wearing it Friday to get a feel for it and adjust the post if necessary. Saturday afternoon I am finishing my tattoo and I don't want to worry about how I'm sitting with a pad, or feeling sick from wearing a tampon while I'm getting inked
                              Good idea, I haven't opened the tampons yet.

                              I'd have to say it's *well worth* the money! I was so surprised--it was really comfortable and didn't leak at all. I didn't have to adjust the post, in fact I like it long b/c it makes it easier to take out. I wore pantyliners just in case, but didn't really need them. Congrats on the ink!

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                                Would a Divacup work for someone who has NEVER been able to wear tampons?? I've tried a couple times in my life but it was so...idk...disturbing
                                It would probably work. There are lots of youtube vids and menstrualcup.org has great info. Fwiw, I have probably 10 different cups and most of them fit *very* differently.

                                I really dislike the Diva. it's not comfortable for me (even with the stem cut off). It's just too long. I love the Lunette. There were a couple of other smallish cups that I liked as well but I ended up just sticking with the lunette exclusively.

                                Originally posted by MrsToon View Post
                                I think I have finally figured out how to keep my diva cup from leaking.

                                Firstly, empty it every few hours for the first two days, else it overflows.
                                Seems like that would be flow dependent, no? I *never* empty mine more than every 12 hours and truly, never, ever have leaks. Ever.

                                Originally posted by Owly View Post
                                How do you find the cup for more intense physical activity? I'm wondering about it shifting during a WOD and creating a very awkward situation.
                                Originally posted by bionicsamm View Post
                                It sort of suctions in there. I've never had it shift with horseback riding, obstacle courses, heavy lifting etc.
                                Ditto.

                                Originally posted by badbunny View Post
                                I have had my mooncup for a couple of years, however I do get leakage. I don't know if its because I am a bit lazy putting it in or its just one of those things. Very annoying as I have lovely expensive underwear (one of my indulgences) and I've had to start wearing 'period knickers' again to avoid staining my best frillies!

                                I notice that most of you state you don't leak, I thought it was just inevitable, however if it's not I may have to reassess how I put mine in
                                I did have leakage with some of the cups that I tried and the Mooncup UK (different than the US mooncup) was one that I had leaks with. I also had minor leaks with ladycup.

                                But I have no leaks with Lunette and love the comfort. No leaks with Divacup but it was very uncomfy for me.

                                I don't think the Lunette is necessarily the right cup for everyone....but rather that it's just the right one for my body.

                                Some trial and error will be in order for many folks to find the right. But still, overall, it's more cost effective.



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