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erinjane
post Jul 11 2006, 08:53 AM
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I haven't used either of the others, but I love my divacup. I haven't had any problems. It's be interesting to compare but not financially feasable. tongue.gif

As for the sea sponges, http://www.lunapads.com/Department.aspx?De...&Lang=EN-US

Basically they just sit there and soak everything up. You wet them before you put them in and then squeeze out all the water so once they're in you they can get moved around a bit if you're having sex but I've never felt it. The only problem is that they absorb everything so you need to use lube. The asbsorption problem can also make them more susceptable to bacteria, but they can be boiled. However the more you boil it, the quicker it breaks down. I think they say you can use one for 6 months.

"Sea Pearls sea sponge tampons are natural, biodegradable, sustainably harvested and are reusable for about 6 to 8 months. Remove, rinse and reinsert every few hours. Many customers choose them for the same reasons as the DivaCup: they're less drying than tampons, will save you time and money, and are more environmentally responsible."

They're cheap to try out. I think I got two for 6 dollars or something like that. Some health food stores carry them.


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jasmith
post Jul 6 2006, 12:27 PM
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I've never used the keeper, so I can't really knock it(I'm a diva user). But I can say that I wouldn't ever buy one, considering what it's made of. I don't know if I have latex allergies (I imagine I don't) but I don't want to try, anyway.
Alot of women simply don't like the diva cup, though. They prefer the mooncup (british version of diva) because it's more pliable/easier for them to insert/remove.
The divacup has a one year money back guarantee, and the keeper a three month guarantee. I haven't been able to find anything on the mooncup.
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bella_coola
post Jul 6 2006, 12:05 PM
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Pardon me - I would like to propose a vote on Keepers vs. Diva Cups? I used 'Instead' a few years ago when it came out here in Canada, and would have loved it if not for the fact that it was too big. Looks like things have definetly improved, but I'd like to know which one to invest in. I'm leaning towards the Keeper particularly because they offer a money-back guarantee. If a few of you wouldn't mind offering a brief 'consumer report' like pepper's, I'd be much obliged!

And ya, erinjane - never heard of using sea sponges. Please enlighten us!
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pepper
post Jul 5 2006, 12:25 AM
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i am not loving the diva cup. man, after the keeper this thing is just, just... no.
as far as material goes it, of course, far surpasses the odour-holding, non-sterilzable rubber of the keeper, but that's as far as i'll go in praise of this thing. i'd rather put up with a little scent than trade my keeper in for a diva cup anyday.
the diva is mushy compared to the flexibiltiy and strength of the keeper. where the keeper springs back into shape after insertion, the diva has trouble recovering from it's collapsed state. the diva shifted around during the day for me and actually leaked over night. not a lot, but my keeper Never leaks. the diva moved out of place for me every time i went to the bathroom, pee or otherwise. i never feel my keeper, it doesn't move around over night or when i use the toilet, it never leaks, it springs back into shape and place after i put it in, i forget i'm having my period all the time.

i'll keep the diva cup as my back up but i vote for the keeper. IMO it's superior in all but one aspect.
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jasmith
post Jun 30 2006, 08:57 PM
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So, erinjane, the sponge doesn't get moved out of place?
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neverending
post Jun 30 2006, 04:50 PM
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I LOVE MY DIVA CUP!
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erinjane
post Jun 30 2006, 01:53 PM
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I actually haven't heard of cotton balls either, but I'd imagine you would use them similar to sea sponges? I use sea sponges to have sex on my period, when I do. No mess, can't feel them, but I don't use them regularily because they can only be worn for about three hours and are harder to steralize. Plus I love my DC.


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jasmith
post Jun 30 2006, 01:23 PM
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Littlelingerie, I've never heard of anyone using cotton balls. Can you explain how one does it?
I completely removed my stem, too. I've had my diva since August, and can't imagine how I got on without it before :P
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erinjane
post Jun 30 2006, 08:59 AM
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Yeah, I cut all of my stem off too. And then I filed the bugger down because it was so uncomfortable. I'm going on three years now and no way I would ever use anything else again.


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pepper
post Jun 30 2006, 07:59 AM
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i hated teh stick thing on the end too, so i cut it right off. they do recommend that you at least trim it to suit you, but i didn't like any length of it, it poked me. i have been using the cup for a few years now and i'll never go back. i love it.

the boobage is tender this morning, maybe i'll be checking out that new diva cup today or tomorrow. i will report...
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littlelingerie
post Jun 30 2006, 07:54 AM
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I used to use the Keeper and it was horrible. Like they had specifically come up with something that would twist and turn and jab you. Yuck. I eventually switched to organic cotton balls - $3/bag and the bag will last for months. Love them No poking, no wicking into your panties, and you can use as many or as few as you need.
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lux
post Jun 20 2006, 04:48 AM
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thanks jasmith for the link. have to try the other folding techniques.

i've been using my mooncup for over a year now and on the dryer days it's great. i don't want to switch back to tampons but the leaking on days 2 and 3 are not that much fun either. i've never had a heavy flow, so i guess i'm just not in generall lacking lubrication or i'm just abnormally big. i don't know. to get to the point: has anyone found it helpfull to switch to a bigger size?
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jasmith
post Jun 20 2006, 12:30 AM
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For anyone having difficulty, more ways to fold:
http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/453392.html
This is not my page, found a link to it in another forum.
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taligator
post Jun 19 2006, 11:15 PM
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I still love my DC. I actually started my cycle without it two months ago and had to use a tampon. *shudder* I can't believe I used to use them for the entire cycle. I got home and popped that puppy out and put in my DC and did a sigh of relief. Tampons are evol.
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pepper
post Jun 18 2006, 11:15 PM
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ok, my girlfriend bought the diva cup and it got *lost* inside her. she actually ended up in a dr's office so he could remove it for her. no idea how that happened but i use the keeper so maybe they're different.
anyhow, she's a bit intimidated so she doesn't want to use it again. so i bought it from her. since it's silicon i can boil it to sterilize it, and since it's clear i can see that it is absolutely clean and such.
i''ve boiled it and taken a pin to the teensy holes round the edge and i'm satisfied that it's as clean as it would be new and i'm going to use it next time i menstruate and report any differences i notice. since few of us have both i think it'll be a good compare as you dare kinda thing.
let you know what i find out chicas.
it's funny to be looking forward to a period eh? strange that...
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miss_jane
post Apr 23 2006, 01:40 PM
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Hmm, I've been pinching, maybe it needs added twist.

Thanks pepper.
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pepper
post Apr 23 2006, 01:01 PM
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you have to pinch it to release the suction, you should be doing that before you pull it out at all. pinch, twist, tilt, whatever until you feel it "release" so to speak. improper usage can hurt you, not injure i don't think, just *hurt*. everything down there should feel lovely.

and no, it will not change the dimensions of your vagina. that would be pretty funny.
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miss_jane
post Apr 23 2006, 12:22 PM
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I've been using my Moon Cup (british version of the diva cup i believe) for a couple of cycles now and I'm still getting pain when I remove it.

I'm fine with the actually getting it mainly out of my vagina, but on the home run as it were, it erm, seems to suck like some kind of mini vaginal vampire on my inner labia and god damn not in a pleasant way!

Is there any way I can stop this happening?
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nereid
post Apr 23 2006, 10:49 AM
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Not at all frogger. If anything, the muscles will get stronger. That's been my experience, anyway.
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frogger
post Apr 23 2006, 09:37 AM
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HI i got the diva cup and i've been happily using it but im thinking of going back to pads because : im more or less a virgin and i was kind of wondering if anyone thought it would like..stretch me out down there? make me less sensitive or give me a "floopy vagina" cause those are two things i would rather avoid
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