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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?


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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)


 

 

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You could try using a diaphragm. It is not as deep as an instead cup, but will probably do if you combine it with a pad.

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Do you mean more like Instead i s because of shape (flat instead of cup shaped)?  Or what are you looking for?



Yes. I much prefer Insteads to the Keeper which I used to have. Can't stand the suction.


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You could try using a diaphragm. It is not as deep as an instead cup, but will probably do if you combine it with a pad.


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. :)

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