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Member # 39785
posted 08-18-2008 12:28 AM
So I'm thinking a menstrual cup might be a good way to go because they seem so much easier/logical than pads or tampons. I would like to use a diaphragm. Has anyone else done this? What are your experiences with it?
Also, does a more expensive diaphragm mean better quality? Since I'm going to be using it for a long time, I would like to know what is the best I can get (I know it can vary from woman to woman, but perhaps in general?) If you want to learn more about menstraul cups, check out What Are Menstrual Cups? If you're looking for alternatives other than menstrual cups, check out the variety at On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation
Member # 3
posted 08-18-2008 12:45 AM
There really isn't a big cost differential with diaphragms: for the most part, so far as I know (and in my personal experience), you're looking at a range of $50 to $75 when you're paying for one cash. And there also are not that many, nor do they differ much in quality.
Having a Divacup, a keeper and a diaphragm, I will say that if I just want a menstrual cup, I'm always going to use one of the first two. They just work a bit better, and are easier to get in and out without mishaps. They also kind of let your vag breathe a bit better since they aren't covering the whole back of your vagina. Plus, because I sometimes rely on my diaphragm as a sole method of BC, I worry about hauling it around overmuch or using it more often than I need to. I only use a diaphragm as a menstrual cup when I misplace the others (I ca be very absentminded sometimes with daily life stuff), or when I'm also using the diaphragm for birth control at a given time. If someone was looking to buy a cup, and had no other need for a diaphragm, I'd suggest a cup just designed for menstrual use because a) I do think they work better and are easier and b) they cost half as much or less.
Member # 33665
posted 08-18-2008 01:26 AM
If you want to buy a DivaCup,
this site seems to have the cheapest deal. If you can't buy online or would just prefer to buy in person, Whole Foods Market sells them for about $32. This is the site for the Keeper and Mooncup, though this site seems to offer a better deal on the Keeper. Alternatively, you can buy any of these at Glad Rags. [ 08-18-2008, 01:28 AM: Message edited by: orca ]