Normally I don't write comparison reviews or more than 1 review in the same post. But for this type of product I thought it would be best. I contacted both companies and they both gave me the okay to do so!
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Lunette and Diva Cup both generously sent me a cup for review purposes! I already was using mama cloth, so this was the next step I wanted to try and I'm so glad I did!!
I received the Selene, which is a really nice blue color!
And the Diva Cup
As you can see they both came with a bag that is used to storage and they both came with really detailed instructions.
I got the size 2 in both of these since I have had children. The size 1 is meant for teenagers and those under 30 who haven't had children and the size 2 is meant for those who have had children OR over the age of 30!
I toyed with the idea of using a cup for a year practically. I was thinking of switching right when I found out I was pregnant with Emerson and then toyed with whether or not I would use one after he was born. I had one period after him and then realized it was time to switch! I got both of these right around the start of my 2nd postpartum period.
They are both different, but both have a lot of the same qualities as well. They are both just about the same size. Both cups hold 1.0 fl oz! The diva cup is a little bit longer in the body which works great if you have a longer canal and your cervix is higher. The stem is shorter on the Diva Cup than it is on the Lunette however.
My first cycle using these cups I definitely preferred the Lunette, the stem was easier to grab for me since it was flat as opposed to the Diva Cup which has a round stem. Plus the stem is longer on the Lunette so it was easier.
The Lunette cup is a bit shorter so if you have a higher cervix it may be harder to reach, although the longer stem makes it easier.
I have no problem with either cup. They are both easy to get in and get out. They both hold what I need them too and they never leak.
I did have the Lunette leak one night when I used it, when I removed it, it wasn't full. I think the problem was I put it in RIGHT before going to bed, so my body wasn't able to pull it into position.
When you put in the cup it is a bit uncomfortable at first. It is sitting low and your body needs to let it settle into position. After about 10 minutes or so this feeling goes away and all is well. So I recommend putting it in 10-15 minutes before going to bed to let it settle and prevent leaks.
Neither stem pokes me, I haven't had to trim either one, although if you need to you can do so with both cups. The stem is trimmable, but don't trim too short or you can't get it out!
I like to use the push down fold.
It makes it easier to put in.
Make sure you hold the fold until it's well inside you, if you release too early it is VERY uncomfortable... It will shock you and make you jump :) That's your warning!!!
I love both cups, This period, I preferred the Diva Cup. I still think the Lunette's stem is easier to grab, but I've had luck with the Diva this go around.
Just a couple of things... You do not bleed as much as you think you do. TRUST ME!! Before Emerson my period was very light. I would use a regular tampon and change it every 4-6 hours. On my heaviest day a super and change every 4-6 hours.
After him my period was heavier. Not extremely, but that first period I used a super plus tampon and changed every 3 hours or so.
With this cup, I still like to change it every 6-8 hours, but I go 12 at night and the fullest it's ever been was half full after 12 hours, that's .5oz HALF AN OUNCE! They say your entire period is about 1.5oz which is probably accurate! Usually after 6 hours there's probably .2oz in there. Not much at all.
Also I bled for 5 days before. Lately I've been spotting for 2 days, then bleeding for 3 and then spotting for one more. So it's been lasting 6 days, but 3 are spotting, just enough for a liner, not the cup. So it's been wonderful!
Commercial products have so many chemicals in them and they make you bleed heavier and longer, thus making you buy more of their product.
The cup is really wonderful!!! And it's good for YEARS AND YEARS!!
After you're done with your period, you just boil the cup for a few minutes to disinfect it.
It's also cleaner than a tampon! It's not nearly as messy. The only time my hand comes in contact with 'stuff' is when I go to rinse and wash it out. I rinse it really good before introducing my finger though. It's cleaner than a tampon that's for sure! Plus there's no stink like with tampons and pads!! And it's not drying like a tampon either, so you don't get that uncomfortable feeling when pulling out!
To get the cup out you just bear down and push a little until you can grab the stem. Then push a little more as you slowly pull it out. When you can reach the base of the cup STOP PUSHING, squeeze it to break the suction and pull out the rest of the way!! It's really easy.
In a public bathroom, pull it out dump it in the toilet, wipe it out with toilet paper and put it back in until you get home and can clean it!
The Lunette comes in 4 colors and is $39.99. The Diva Cup is $39.99 as well!
The Diva Cup can be purchased on Pink Lemonade Shop's website
The Lunette can be purchased right on their Website
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Lunette in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Lunette for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Diva Cup in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Diva Cup for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway