The DivaCup is one of the best-known cups and also one of the largest. If you’ve got a long vagina, this is a great cup. It's available in two sizes and comes with a cotton pouch for proper storage.
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Pro Great for a high cervix
This cup is comfortable for people with a high cervix (a long vagina), since it's one of the longest cups available.
Pro Needs to be emptied less often
The DivaCup cup is longer than most on the market, so it holds a lot of blood. So even with a heavy flow, it's safe to leave it in for stretches of 8 hours. You can feel safe leaving it in overnight, or go about your day without worries of overflowing.
Pro Helps keep track of the amount
It has indicators on the inside of the cup, that way you can measure the amount of blood it has collected.
If taken care of properly, menstrual cups can last for years. You won’t need to spend money every month, which has a good impact on your wallet, and you won’t be contributing to extra waste, which has a good impact on the environment.
Pro Easy to handle
The cup folds easily, is easy to grip for insertion and removal, and cleans as well as most other silicone cups.
Con Harder to clean than cups with a solid stem
It has a hollow stem, which can form a build up of blood and gunk unlike cups with solid stems. This means slightly more maintenance, but not enough to be a deal breaker.
Con Uncomfortable for people with a medium or short cervix
The DivaCup is one of the longest cups available, so anybody who has a medium or short cervix might find it uncomfortable.
Con Bad for beginners
The Diva Cup is longer than most other cups, so a beginner with a medium or short cervix might find it uncomfortable and assume that all menstrual cups are uncomfortable. This is not the case, and while it can be a challenge to find a cup that fits and feels the best for your body, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. So, if you're not sure whether you have a high, medium, or low cervix, try a slightly shorter cup instead, like MeLuna Classic. A short cup for a high cervix might not work as well, but at least the discomfort won't put you off the whole idea of menstrual cups.
Con May become discolored over time
It will stain lightly over time, but this can be remedied by boiling it after the end of the cycle each month. A small change in color does not affect the performance of menstrual cups.
Con Temporary leaking
Many women report leaking a short while after inserting the cup. This is due to residual blood from the walls of the vagina. This can only be fixed by washing straight after inserting the cup, and is common for all menstrual cups.
Con Steep learning curve
You need to get used to the insertion and removal to avoid uncomfortable spills and leakage.
Con Needs rinsing after each use
You need to rinse it out after emptying, and most public bathrooms do not have a sink in the stall. This makes it awkward to clean in any place that doesn't have a sink right beside the toilet, and can lead to awkward situations in public restrooms. This is common for all menstrual cups.