I know about the menstrul cups like the Keeper, Diva, ets. However, I really love Instead soft cups. Is there anything out there more like Insteads, but meant for use again and again like the other cups on the market?
Do you mean more like Instead i s because of shape (flat instead of cup shaped)? Or what are you looking for?
I used Instead for years, but once I got used to the Diva Cup love it way more (easier to remove without getting messy and lasts longer, imo)
When I had a diaphragm I used it like an instead cup :) As long as I emptied regularly I didn't have any problems with it leaking...my diva cup, on the other hand, always ended up leaking.
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Fascinating about diaphragms! I had the same question as OP. I just tried Softcups and LOVED it, but I have bad memories of Diva cup discomfort when I first tried it...
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Instead now makes a product marketed to be reusable- I hink only for one cycle, but anecdotally, I hear about people reusing them for quite a long time.
That said, other cups vary SO much that while one may not be comfortable, others can be amazing. I can't stand either the Diva or the Keeper because they are too long, but a small lunette flipped inside out worked well. A fleur cup works even better. It's all about the Goldilocks approach- too big, too small, juuuuuust right. :)