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Member # 42492
posted 07-25-2011 10:38 AM
Recently, I got very tired of how tampons tend to saturate with water when you go swimming with them in.
I started my period right before a pool party, so I ran to walgreens and got those disposable instead cups. I was happy with how they worked. They fit well, didn't leak, and were perfect for swimming. The only thing is, they are just too expensive for me to buy every month. I have been looking into reusable ones. The Divacup seems to have great reviews, but someone mentioned that someone with a shorter vaginal canal or a lower-sitting cervix might not be aloe to wear them, and I think I do have a pretty low cervix. Then I wore the instead, It was very close to my vaginal opening, and I'm not sure anything bigger would fit. Also, can and of the reusable ones be used during vaginal intercourse like the instead ones claim to be? Is there anything else I should know about them before buying. (FYI, I'm 21 and have never given birth or been pregnant). I looked on amazon, and the lunette is too expensive for mee. However I can afford the Divacup, the Keeper, or the Moon Cup. Thanks!
Member # 49582
posted 07-25-2011 10:48 AM
No, the reusable ones cannot be used during intercourse, because they actually sit very low in the vagina and cannot be pushed upwards.
If you want something that can also be used for intercourse, have you considered using sea sponges or a diaphram that doubles as a menstrual cup? I don't think the cup would be too big for any vagina, it is only about three inches long and that is the same as an unaroused vagina. It sits far away from your cervix, low down near the vaginal opening, so it shouldn't touch your cervix. The Mooncup comes in two sizes - you will need size B because you are under 30 and have not given birth vaginally. The Diva cup comes in different colours. I think both the Mooncup and Divacup are made of silicone - the Keeper is made of rubber. This may make the Divacup and Moonsup easier to fold to place inside your vagina. It comes with a long bit of plastic for removing it, you will probably want to trim that or remove it all together because it it hangs outside your vagina you could make it sore. [ 07-25-2011, 10:54 AM: Message edited by: RaeRay2112 ]
Member # 42492
posted 07-25-2011 11:07 AM
Awesome! I guess If I wanted to, I could just save the box of Instead ones I got for intercourse, and use the reusable the rest of the time. Since I'm not having partnered sex now anyway, it wasn't really an issue, but I was curious.
I went ahead and ordered the Divacup. Thank you!