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|12-28-2006 05:00 PM|
Tons of stuff lol, only sucky part is I have to sort it all when it comes.
|12-28-2006 04:42 PM|
|Crunchyandsweet||WELCOME:-) I like luckyvitamin.com as well.. as I order several things like the LUNA bars and the kids bath care products oh yeah and Dr bronner's ( I Love this man..hehehe! )|
|12-28-2006 02:56 PM|
|12-28-2006 02:21 PM|
Ladies here are a few links to the $19.99 diva cups , you might need to compare and see which comes out the least with shipping. Most of them offer free shipping over $50 or $75 and I need 2 cups and few other things so I ended up w/ no tax and no shipping...
here are the links directly to the diva cups..
|12-28-2006 12:41 PM|
|12-28-2006 12:32 PM|
|Mom2fiya||Crunchy where did you find it?|
|12-27-2006 08:49 PM|
|Crunchyandsweet||This is my 2nd month using the DIVA CUP AND I LOVE IT!! I found a great price on the internet for $19.99 for it!|
|12-21-2006 12:34 PM|
|TwinMom||I will definitely be coming back here for support, thank you! It might still be a few months before I get one, but you'll be hearing from me.|
|12-20-2006 11:07 PM|
Honestly, once you get it down (I'd say 2 cycles), there is virtually NO mess at all. We both use the punch down method of insertion, which is pressing the edge of the rim of the cup toward the middle of the cup, then folding the remainder of the cup in "half". Insertion (after you've wiped clean, of course) is pretty simple, like an o.b. or something of the kind, just getting it in until your fingers no longer cooperate. Then, you can just take the base that is still sticking out, and push it in further. I pinch the bottom of my cup, to help it open up, give it a twist and a little tiny push (I personally have to make sure the rim of the cup is past my vag wall). Then, run your finger around the outside of the cup to make sure it's open (a soft squish inside is normal, because it is flexible).
Then comes my Diva Dance:::::
I stand up, bend at the knees w/ feet hip width apart, and circle my hips in both directions like I'm hoola hooping. Diva will inevitably move to her comfy spot, and no leakyleaky!
Removal is simple w/ a tiny bit of bearing down so you can reach the ridges on the base (my stem is still in tact as a guide, and it doesn't rub on me like it does others who cut it off). I pinch the base to help break the seal, and gently fold the base a little to give it a "fold" (not like the fold going in though) for removal. Dump the fluids, wipe myself (with cloth!!), rinse the cup, and re-insert. I hardly ever come in contact w/ fluids.
Best removal and rinse after day 2 is in the shower. Getting Diva back in perfectly while standing in the shower has been a PITA, so I squat to do it, or put a foot up.
Anyway, when you decide to take the plunge, I'm good for support! No looking back for me!
|12-20-2006 10:52 PM|
solidcitizenqueen, it's great to hear that your daughter uses a cup! My daughters use Lunapads, but they have never even heard of a cup at all. I think that after Christmas I will order a Diva Cup and hope that it works. I can't STAND these freaking pads! I just got AF back 23 months PP, not as good as last time's 28 months. This is my 6th total period in 6 years, so I'm not used to the mess and I HATE IT!
It must be pretty messy putting anything inside, right? I mean, it doesn't just slide in like a tampon. I guess the mess I can wash off my hands is better than the mess I'd be sitting in, right?
|12-20-2006 10:43 PM|
I've personally tried Diva, Mooncup (original from UK), and the silicone version of Keeper (latex allergy won't allow for rubber keeper). The silicone version of Keeper is ok, no complaints. The original Mooncup is great, no complaints. My preference (and first of the 3 cups) is Diva. She holds more fluid, she's skinnier and longer, and I like the notches on the stem (cutting guides if you need to cut, you might say), as well as the fluid measurement lines on the cup. Diva is stiffer than the other 2, but only to the fingers that are inserting. The hoo-hah doesn't notice a difference in stiffness between the cups. I found Diva easier to insert, and after using it more often, it was more reliable than the other cups.
Having said that, I was an Instead user for 10 years until making the switch this summer to a real cup. Can't say a bad thing about them except that after making the switch, I don't miss the mess or the waste (used one Instead per cycle, so not too bad on waste). I liked the convenience of the Instead allowing for intimacy, but I'll never part w/ my Diva. I created a Diva Dance for those out there needing help w/ insertion, and it has proven to be very helpful to most!
My DD started her first cycle this summer, and that was my motivation for finding the best there is out there. She's been a Diva since her 2nd cycle, and never explored her body before, so it was awkward at first, but she's a pro now! If she can do it, anyone can!
|12-20-2006 01:01 PM|
|Mom2fiya||I have been looking for this kind of info too, I have been using Instead to see if I liked using something other than tampons. Now, I don't think I can ever go back to them. I have been trying to figure out if there is a significant difference between the Diva, Moon, and keeper. Thank you ladies for all the great info!|
|12-20-2006 12:42 PM|
I just did a dry run with my Diva for the first time yesterday and getting it in was a breeze. Even though the silicone is a bit stiff it wasn't uncomfortable at all and I couldn't even tell I had anything in there, so I don't think the silicone is uncomfortable. the only issue I had was that it was a bit hard to remove. I had to reach up there and bend it back into a C shape to get it out, but even that wasn't bad and I am thinking once my period comes it will be easier to remove.
|12-20-2006 04:11 AM|
|TwinMom||I know this is an old thread, but I was googling Diva Cup vs. Keeper and found it. I am thinking the Keeper would work better for me, but several women in my family have latex allergies, so I would like to stay away from the rubber. It looks like the Moon Cup is the same thing as the Keeper, but silicone, so I am wondering if it is as stiff as the Diva Cup. I really don't want anything pushing and gouging at my girly bits. Does anyone know?|
|04-29-2005 07:39 PM|
My cramps aren't gone, but they're much better now that I'm using the silicone cup.
Also, someone asked about the size and shape of Keepers/Diva Cups in an earlier post. The pre-childbirth ones are about the size of a shot glass.
|04-25-2005 11:45 PM|
I only got to use mine for 3 months then i got pregnant now i have to buy the bigger size so that kinda sucks
|04-25-2005 09:26 PM|
|04-01-2005 08:10 PM|
I just got my Diva Cup (& luna pads) in the mail yesterday. It'll probably be another 6 months before I get to try either though.
|03-22-2005 10:44 PM|
I have used both the Keeper and Diva cup. Somehow the Keeper didn't work for me. Maybe I shouldn't have got the large size. It's hard to put in and very uncomfortable to take out, would leak everytime I lie down, and I had a nasty UTI after using it. (That's the only time I've ever had UTI.) Then I bought Diva cup small size. I couldn't believe how easy it was. It's a breeze from the first try and there's no leak. I didn't trim the tab and couldn't feel it at all. I'm over 30 and had two vaginal births. Somehow the small size just fits me. I think it all depends on your own anatomy and preferences. You have to try them to figure out.
* Diva cup would turn a bit yellow with use as well, especially if you boil it.
|03-22-2005 02:08 AM|
I love my Mooncup, it is so comfortable and easy to use.
|03-21-2005 08:22 AM|
|Red||Well that was easy, Ruthla, thanks!|
|03-21-2005 03:47 AM|
picture of Keeper,scroll down to see it being held
I had the Keeper years ago (before having kids) and I have the DivaCup now. I like the DivaCup better than I remember liking the Keeper, but since I had about 10 years between using them, I can't really compare accurately.
|03-20-2005 11:36 AM|
|Red||I have pics, but only know one way to link it, and it will lead to my site. Can someone tell me how to show the pic without getting in trouble?|
|03-19-2005 01:04 PM|
Can someone give me an idea of the size of these? I looked at the pics, but can't get a feel for how big they are. From the pic they almost look the size of a toilet bowl plunger - ouch!
I'd like to try one whenever I get my AF back.
|03-19-2005 10:21 AM|
I've used both, and I loved both. I had the Keeper for about three years, and I have short cycles so I probably went through nearly 40 cycles with it. It's a great product, but I switched to the Diva cup when I began to suspect I have a sensitivity to latex. I'm glad I did it--my cramps went away and my period went from five days to four. I've used it for eight or nine cycles.
Latex isn't a problem for most people, so if you don't have a sensitivity you can go either way. I find the discoloration on the silicone version less attractive because it's light to begin with and can turn kind of yellow, whereas the latex just has variations in the brown. Since it's usually in either a drawstring pouch or a vagina, this isn't really a big issue.
|03-18-2005 11:25 PM|
|care_a_boo||I have a Diva. I love it, but I'm hearing awesome things about the Mooncup. It's softer, shorter, more comfortable--by all reports anyway. Here's side-by-side pics of Keeper, Mooncup, and Diva, and you'll see the owner of the lot hates the Diva: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...2&postcount=17|
|03-18-2005 03:24 PM|
I'd be very interested in a LLL toddler meeting. Neither Ainsley nor I have any interest in weaning, and I'm hoping I can keep BF for a long time yet!
|03-17-2005 07:42 PM|
|adinal||Moving this to Natural Home & Body Care!|
|03-17-2005 07:22 PM|
Michelle, I just noticed the extra line in your sig. I have my fingers crossed for you, and am thinking of very sticky things!
Also, would you be interested in a LLL toddler meeting? My friend is starting a toddler group that would meet on weekends, every month or two months or something.
|03-17-2005 02:58 PM|
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