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Who has one and what do you think of it?


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#1 Silly Sausages

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hi Ladies,

Just wondering who uses a Diva cup and what are your opinions/ Yay or Nay?

#2 MissingInAction

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

WTF is a diva cup?

#3 livvie7586

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

i use either a shecup or a lunette and love it.  Honestly i can't see myself going back to conventional products ever (i also use cloth pads)

#4 Silly Sausages

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (MiaMoo86 @ 28/01/2013, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WTF is a diva cup?


LOL! It's a cup shape that you insert instead of wearing pads and tampons original.gif

Also wanted to ask is it necessary to wear a pad 'just in case'?

#5 PatG

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

I have a different brand and I've used it for a few cycles now.  I like it, I like not having to buy new products for every month.  Mine was about $20 shipped so it doesn't take too long to be cost effective.

#6 sa5ha

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

I have a Lunette cup and love it! Been using it for about 6 or so months and I'll never go back to tampons or pads.

#7 PatG

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (sillysausages @ 28/01/2013, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LOL! It's a cup shape that you insert instead of wearing pads and tampons original.gif

Also wanted to ask is it necessary to wear a pad 'just in case'?


I'd suggest wearing at least a liner for a bit until you get used to it - making sure you know how to tell if it is in properly etc.  

I had a bad time with the stem the first time around and it stabbed me a bit so now I've got it trimmed right down.

#8 EBeditor

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Ladycup FTW!

#9 MissingInAction

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I still don't get it :S
*goes onto google image search*

That looks... uncomfortable?

#10 bluecardigans

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I have been using one for the past four years. I would never go back to P&Ts. I have converted a few friends by buying them as b'day presents.

Edited by Display anemone, 28 January 2013 - 07:07 PM.


#11 Silly Sausages

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Well the consensus seems pretty positive. May have to give it a go original.gif

#12 CupOfCoffee

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

I have been wanting to try them, I think I need to just buy one and do it.

Which brand is best (and where do you get them cheapest)?

I have seen ladycup on ebay for less than $30.

#13 fionah

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Can you use them over night?

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#14 tick

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I've got a lunette and a fleurcup. I've also got a funny issue whereby I can't pee with tampons in, this is even worse with a cup in. As such I have to remove it every time I need to pee. Total PITA. I don't really bother using them for this reason.

Am hoping that things work a bit better after my period returns having had another baby (and first vag birth) .... We will see I guess.

#15 PatG

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Yes you can use them overnight.  I got mine from: http://www.fleurcup.com/en

#16 CallMeFeral

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

Lunette - yay. Changed my life.
I still wear a pad - I have heavy flow, and it overflows when full.
Fionah - they are a godsend overnight.

Tick - funny I sort of get that! But only if my bladder is REALLY full. So I have to remember not to hold on too long or else I won't be able to pee at all without removing the cup!

QUOTE (MiaMoo86 @ 28/01/2013, 08:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still don't get it :S
*goes onto google image search*

That looks... uncomfortable?


Takes some getting used to and learning to insert, but once it's in you don't feel it. Kind of like a tampon I guess, but with a tampon I still always kind of felt that 'congested' feeling, with these I don't get that. Sometimes you have to cut off or trim the pull-tab, if you can feel it and it's annoying.

#17 bluedragon

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

Way more comfortable than a tampon MiaMoo!

I love my mooncup, would never go back to disposable products ever again.

It's comfortable, has significantly reduced the period pain I get, no chemicals (I find pads irritate me after a day or so), much cheaper.

Takes a bit of getting used to and practice to get adept at inserting and so I would recommend wearing a pad or liner until you're confident enough.

#18 crazyone2989

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Have had a Diva cup for a few years but looking at changing brands. Any recommendations?

#19 ubermum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Yay.

I'll never, ever use disposable again. I use cloth back up for the first night.

#20 MissingInAction

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE (bluedragon @ 28/01/2013, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way more comfortable than a tampon MiaMoo!

I love my mooncup, would never go back to disposable products ever again.

It's comfortable, has significantly reduced the period pain I get, no chemicals (I find pads irritate me after a day or so), much cheaper.

Takes a bit of getting used to and practice to get adept at inserting and so I would recommend wearing a pad or liner until you're confident enough.


Ahh but that's just me, I've never been keen on tampons (only worn them like twice, ever).   unsure.gif

#21 noi'mnot

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I use a Lunette (well, when not pregnant). It's awesome. I will never go back to disposable pads and tampons. Never ever. I'm even grossed out when my period arrives and I don't have it with me and have to dig into my emergency stash of tampons.



#22 ResultsNotTypical

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

Lunette. Best purchase ever. I empty twice a day and no leaks. I will never, ever go back to disposable products.  I wish I knew of these from day one.

#23 Etta

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I love mine (Lunette) because
a) I don't have to think about it until night/morning - I tend to forget I have a tampon in, or forget to put one back in, and then I leak EVERYWHERE
b) I can leave it in all night without having to get up to change it
c) I have only leaked once, and then not much - mid afternoon on the first day
d) I have never used backup even the first time, and I was going out that day (pretty game for me!)
e) No string in the way when I wipe
f) When the first heavy day is over I can just wear it and forget, rather than wondering whether to go tampon, pad or nix or having trouble changin tampons when there is not enough blood to do this comfortably
g) I have learnt to tilt it so the tab is at the front (feels as though I am tipping it horizontally) so the tab doesn't spike me
h) I am even learning to pee with it in - as someone else said, I have to pee early rather than with a full bladder. I find that the first pee of the day is fine though so it might be a matter of position - or gravity.

Go for it, I says.

#24 Wyn99

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

This is my third AF using the Diva cup. It is fantastic. The first month I had to practise putting it in so I didn't feel it, second month no problems and third month it's great. What I love compared to tampons/pads is (sorry TMI) but there is no smell. I've never had any leakage. I do use light pads right at the end of AF as the flow gets lighter, but for the first 2 days I use the Diva cup. I ordered it through iherb and you can see more on youtube or just google. I also bought the Diva wash to clean it.

#25 CupcakeMumma

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I think mine is a lady cup, it's pink, love it, would never go without.  So much easier, if you have heavy cycles, it's great.  And yes you can use overnight, and swimming etc.

It does take a couple of cycles to learn how to empty etc without making a bit of a mess, but once you master it, it's awesome.  

They are super comfortable .




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