Diva cup - aib stupid?!

(5 Posts)
Labyrinthian Sat 30-Jul-16 14:13:05

I used to have a mooncup, it was amazing. Lost it and could only find a diva cup to buy locally and I am wondering if I'm stupid?!

Surely it should work the same, similar design etc? But it won't stop leaking (its not full). I can't trust it, sometimes its perfect, sometimes it leaks, I'm putting it in the same way each time. Its driving me slowly crazy.

Am I missing some giant trick? Surely all cups go in the same way? Someone in the know please enlighten me.

homeaway Sat 30-Jul-16 14:16:18

I don't know, I thought they would be the same. I know it is a waste but if you can't get on with it, can you order a mooncuo online?

lolalament Sat 30-Jul-16 14:19:56

All cups are slightly different sizes and dimensions. So no, they won't all work for everyone. I cant get on with the mooncup, for example, but love my meluna.

CoraPirbright Sat 30-Jul-16 14:27:28

I tried a moon cup and it leaked terribly. Encouraged by mn's, I tried another brand and LOVE my diva cup! They do basically work in exactly the same way but for some reason I could never get the moon cup into a position where it wouldn't leak and the diva has only leaked once when overflowing. I think its just that different ones work for different people. Internal shaping possibly? Its the only thing I can think of....

imayhavelostmymarbles Sat 30-Jul-16 14:28:15

I have just switched to a diva cup too. I need to run my finger around the rim to make sure it has unfolded properly. It seems to be softer than the mooncup so folding it in half to insert it seems to stop it "popping out" again.
Try the fold where you just push part of the rim down inside the cup. I have had some leaks too but pretty sure this is why.

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