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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:25 pm 
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I just convinced my sister-in-law to get one yay! Also iherb.com has diva cups super cheap. i bought my first one in 2008 for $14 on iherb and just bought another one (model 2) a month or so ago from there for around $20. If you google coupon codes, you usually get a $5 off coupon toward your first purchase on iherb too.


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:34 pm 
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I bought a diva cup after reading this thread and I really love it! I'm still a little freaked when I pull it out. It kind of hurts to remove it but maybe I just need practice.

Thanks PPKers!

I think you will get used to it. It's just a new feeling, I felt weird about it at first. If it's hurting though I would suggest kinda pushing it down as far as you can get it before trying pulling it out. Also, I don't take mine out in one fast motion, but inch it out slowly. You will figure out what feels comfortable for you, you're right, it just takes a little practice.


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Just picked up a new one in response to having my IUD out in a couple weeks. Oh, how I missed it!


I haven't gotten a diva cup because the box says they shouldn't be used with the IUD, but others said earlier on this forum that they used both and they were fine. I'm debating whether I should try it out... I want to, but not if there are adverse effects.
Did you have a bad experience trying to use a diva cup with an IUD in or did you just not do it because the box or a doctor or someone said not to?
Anyone have a good/bad experience or advice?


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:17 pm 
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When my DivaCup is nicely suctioned and in place, I find that it presses against my urethra, blocking my pee. When I remove the cup, the pee is under such pressure that it pretty much releases all over my hand as soon as the cup is moved.

Does anyone else have this problem? Because it's really annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:15 am 
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mishka wrote:
When my DivaCup is nicely suctioned and in place, I find that it presses against my urethra, blocking my pee. When I remove the cup, the pee is under such pressure that it pretty much releases all over my hand as soon as the cup is moved.

Does anyone else have this problem? Because it's really annoying.


I don't pee on my hand, per se, but I do notice I'm not able to fully empty my bladder with it in.


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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I use a MeLuna cup and find it fantastic. Glad to see there are other vegans who are into menstrual cups! Hooray for the Divas.

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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Karma007 wrote:
Just picked up a new one in response to having my IUD out in a couple weeks. Oh, how I missed it!


I haven't gotten a diva cup because the box says they shouldn't be used with the IUD, but others said earlier on this forum that they used both and they were fine. I'm debating whether I should try it out... I want to, but not if there are adverse effects.
Did you have a bad experience trying to use a diva cup with an IUD in or did you just not do it because the box or a doctor or someone said not to?
Anyone have a good/bad experience or advice?


I use a mooncup which is just the same as a a diva cup & the doctor who inserted my IUD said it'd be fine to use it. They said not to use it for the bleeding just after getting the IUD inserted (because you're not meant to put anything up there!) & to be careful to completely break the seal before removing it. I just make sure that one finger reaches up to the top of it to break the seal before kinda using my thumb & other two fingers to fold it a bit before taking I out.

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:50 am 
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I notice my pee takes forever to come out when the diva cup is in, like the pee trickles out for a long time instead of 1 big gush. I don't feel my bladder fully empties with it in either. It's not really and issue per se as I just remember to "fully pee" when I take it out before I put my cup back in. Also I've noticed that with the model 2 diva cup I've been more crampy than I was with the model 1 (I'm close to turning 30 and thought it wise to move up to model 2).


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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Am I the only one who's had a bad experience? I bought one a few years back and loved it....until it started to smell like something that had been dead a few weeks. It freaked me out so bad that I went screaming to my gyno who confirmed that nothing physiologically was wrong with me.

I've contacted the company who suggested different cleaning methods - none of which worked.


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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Am I the only one who's had a bad experience? I bought one a few years back and loved it....until it started to smell like something that had been dead a few weeks. It freaked me out so bad that I went screaming to my gyno who confirmed that nothing physiologically was wrong with me.

I've contacted the company who suggested different cleaning methods - none of which worked.


Mine's smelled a few times, mostly that boiling didn't fix. Have you seen the livejournal community 'menstrual cups'? This question has come up a few times recently, I believe the one that seems to work in the end is washing it with something (I can't remember, sorry. :( ) and leaving it to dry/bleach in the sun. Apparently seems to do the trick.

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:53 pm 
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I notice my pee takes forever to come out when the diva cup is in, like the pee trickles out for a long time instead of 1 big gush. I don't feel my bladder fully empties with it in either. It's not really and issue per se as I just remember to "fully pee" when I take it out before I put my cup back in. Also I've noticed that with the model 2 diva cup I've been more crampy than I was with the model 1 (I'm close to turning 30 and thought it wise to move up to model 2).

I thought the model 2 was for post-childbirth. That's how it was explained to me when I bought mine...


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:36 am 
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Courtney wrote:
micachica wrote:
I notice my pee takes forever to come out when the diva cup is in, like the pee trickles out for a long time instead of 1 big gush. I don't feel my bladder fully empties with it in either. It's not really and issue per se as I just remember to "fully pee" when I take it out before I put my cup back in. Also I've noticed that with the model 2 diva cup I've been more crampy than I was with the model 1 (I'm close to turning 30 and thought it wise to move up to model 2).

I thought the model 2 was for post-childbirth. That's how it was explained to me when I bought mine...


Model 2 is post-childbirth AND for over 30 yrs old (apparently your hips widen after age 30 and you vaginal walls loose elasticity). Since I'll be turning 30 in a few months and I plan on having kids in the next 5 years, I thought it best to obey the over 30 rule and go up to model 2. Both sizes work perfectly for me now but I definitely notice more cramps with the model 2 than the model 1


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:34 am 
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I love my Diva Cup! Love, love, love it. It is the best thing ever for women who are performers. No costume is compromised by the Cup, and it feels so much more secure than a tampon (I've never been friends with tampons).
Seriously, I'm a little evangelical about the Diva Cup.


THIS . . . I love my baby. Diva Cups are lifesavers!


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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:51 am 
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When my DivaCup is nicely suctioned and in place, I find that it presses against my urethra, blocking my pee. When I remove the cup, the pee is under such pressure that it pretty much releases all over my hand as soon as the cup is moved.

Does anyone else have this problem? Because it's really annoying.

i used a diva cup at first, and hated it. [one of the problems was the difficult peeing issue, but there were others.] once i switched to the mooncup UK (no longer available in the US, sob), everything was SO much better. the dimensions are rather different on the mooncup UK, so it might just be that you need to try different cups (skinnier, shorter, wider, longer, etc.) until you find the right fit?

i also make a point of 'tipping' my mooncup UK a little bit after i insert it, to keep it further away from pressing on my urethra. it helps!

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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My doc put me on the pill to try and make my period lighter, as I couldn't take the tranexamic acid. Although it got rid of about 90% of the horrific cramps I used to have, it didn't make them any lighter. So his solution wasn't to put me on a different pill, like the original doctor said she would, but to have me tri-cycle it. So I take 3 packs in a row and only have a period every 9 weeks.

So that's next week and I'm gonna try my mooncup again. Maybe because I haven't used it for a while I won't get the pain when removing it (from having to change it so often). But if it's still as heavy as before then I think I'm gonna have the same problem. Fingers crossed!

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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My doc put me on the pill to try and make my period lighter, as I couldn't take the tranexamic acid. Although it got rid of about 90% of the horrific cramps I used to have, it didn't make them any lighter. So his solution wasn't to put me on a different pill, like the original doctor said she would, but to have me tri-cycle it. So I take 3 packs in a row and only have a period every 9 weeks.

So that's next week and I'm gonna try my mooncup again. Maybe because I haven't used it for a while I won't get the pain when removing it (from having to change it so often). But if it's still as heavy as before then I think I'm gonna have the same problem. Fingers crossed!


Oh good luck! I've definitely made myself sore before because of how many times I've had to remove mine (smaller capacity, not super heavy flow). I'd recommend a bigger cup, but I think the mooncups ARE some of the bigger ones, right? And bigger=less comfortable for some, I believe. (But I could be making that up unintentionally)

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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I have the bigger of the 2 sizes, because it said to use cup B if you're over 30. It's just that I'm really heavy and that little dude fills up fast!

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 Post subject: Re: No one's resurrected a DivaCup thread, yet?
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I just bought a LadyCup online, decided that that one seems better for me judging from online reviews. Surprisingly, the shipping to North America is only $2, and with the currency conversion from euros to dollars the cup is $40 with shipping factored in. I'm sure it would be cheaper to buy a DivaCup from my local health food store, but considering my deep fear of these things (resulting from my mom only ever buying me giant super-absorbency tampons when I was a teenage virgin) I'd prefer to spend more on something that seems less likely to be uncomfortable and scary.


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Vegan Candida Diet wrote:
I just bought a LadyCup online, decided that that one seems better for me judging from online reviews. Surprisingly, the shipping to North America is only $2, and with the currency conversion from euros to dollars the cup is $40 with shipping factored in. I'm sure it would be cheaper to buy a DivaCup from my local health food store, but considering my deep fear of these things (resulting from my mom only ever buying me giant super-absorbency tampons when I was a teenage virgin) I'd prefer to spend more on something that seems less likely to be uncomfortable and scary.


Congrats! And don't worry if it doesn't go fantastically the first time. Just take a deep breath/rant about it/look for tricks and tips and try again later.

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I admit I was originally really grossed out by the idea of the MoonCup (what we have over here), but then I got one last year. OMG IT'S THE BEST THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD! I LOVE IT.

But then I got the contraceptive implant, and now I don't menstruate any more, so my cup is gathering dust. Oh well... I'm still spreading the message :-)

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micachica wrote:
I notice my pee takes forever to come out when the diva cup is in, like the pee trickles out for a long time instead of 1 big gush. I don't feel my bladder fully empties with it in either. It's not really and issue per se as I just remember to "fully pee" when I take it out before I put my cup back in. Also I've noticed that with the model 2 diva cup I've been more crampy than I was with the model 1 (I'm close to turning 30 and thought it wise to move up to model 2).

I thought the model 2 was for post-childbirth. That's how it was explained to me when I bought mine...

I don't buy the age/childbirth rule. It probably depends on the person. I got a large Lunette in my early 20s (no kids) because my Mooncup would start overflowing after two hours. I still take meds to reduce the bleeding, but that's a different story. Anyhow, I've never had problems with it obstructing anything or causing cramping. My height is somewhat above average and I have a low waist:hip ratio, so who knows whether my build contributes to it working.


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mishka wrote:
When my DivaCup is nicely suctioned and in place, I find that it presses against my urethra, blocking my pee. When I remove the cup, the pee is under such pressure that it pretty much releases all over my hand as soon as the cup is moved.

Does anyone else have this problem? Because it's really annoying.


I don't pee on my hand, per se, but I do notice I'm not able to fully empty my bladder with it in.


Same here - but sometimes I have to pee some, then take it out, then finish.

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I really, really want one! I've not bought one yet because I lived in dorms, yada yada yada and didn't want to deal with it. My roommates will think I'm weird, but they're used to I at this point (I hope). It's the cleaning it thing that freaks me out bit...

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i don't buy the age cutoff thing, either. my first cup was a divacup, size big (which i ordered solely due to my age), and it was REDONK. that thing almost put me off cups forever. then i got a mooncup UK, size small, and all was right in the world. i love that thing.

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I just bought a Divacup and I have to agree, it's awesome. I'm totally going to become a Divacup missionary and try to convert my friends.


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