Taking the plunge into using a reusable menstrual cup over a cloth or disposable method can seem like a big step. So Diva Cup vs. Lunette Cup, Which menstrual cup should you choose and how are they different?
Read on below to discover my experience with each and the differences between the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup.
How are they the same?
Both the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup come in two sizes. Typically size 1 is for teenagers and young women who have not yet had children. If you've had children you most likely require size 2.
Both the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup are hypoallergenic, made from high quality silicone and are BPA-free and Latex-free. Neither cup contains plastic.
Each is designed to be inserted in the vagina by the user and can often be left inserted for up to 12 hours to collect menstrual flow. Once you become accustomed to how the cup method works and the amount of flow you can expect on each day of your monthly cycle, then you'll have a better idea of how often you should empty it.
How are the Lunette Cup and Diva Cup different?
||Available in various colors
||Size 1 made of slightly softer silicone than Lunette Size 2
|Hollow cylindrical stem
|Made in Canada
||Made in Finland
My thoughts on their differences
Having tried both the Lunette and Diva Cup it is my belief that much of the differences can be either a pro and/or con compared to the preferences of the user.
I prefer colored cups because I like that the color disguises any discoloration and looks nicer when it's sitting in my medicine cabinet. However some women may prefer clear because they can sterilize it and KNOW that it's totally clean and clear.
I prefer the flat stem of the Lunette. I feel it's easier to grab on to for removal and makes more sense than the hollow rounded stem of the Diva Cup, which you have to pinch and flatten anyhow to grasp on to. I have a much easier time removing the Lunette than the Diva Cup.
The silicone the Lunette is made of seems more flexible and easier to insert to me personally. However this can in turn affect the seal and suction created by it when inside your body. I am able to wear the Diva Cup for longer without leakage than the Lunette Cup.
Although I am not a Size 1, I do also think it's a nice touch that the Lunette Size 1 is made of a softer more flexible silicone than the Size 2. This will result in a cup that's easier to insert and more comfortable.
The above opinions are simply my own and can vary from user to user. Do you have a preference and/or differences between the Diva Cup and Lunette Cup that you'd like to share? Please comment and let us know.
Rachael Date 7/2/2013
I used to have a Diva (lost it when I moved and got pregnant!?), and just bought a Lunette last night as a late night impulse Internet shopping buy. I'm excited!
Dixie Date 7/2/2013
When I first decided to try a cup, I got the larger sized Diva cup because I've given birth to three babies, and was 29 years old. It was uncomfortable and wouldn't sit right. So I bought a smaller sized Lunette and it's perfect! The guidelines aren't always correct.
Maggie Date 7/2/2013
Interesting. I just got the Diva cup but haven't worn it yet. we'll see how it goes!
Kim Date 7/3/2013
Thanks for the info! I am considering making the switch when my cycles start after baby #2 is born, so I am in the research phase right now. We'll see if I'm brave enough when the time comes!
Nancy Date 7/4/2013
I've heard about the Lady Cup, compared to the Diva Cup.
Amanda Date 7/4/2013
I have never tried a menstrual cup, but I am really interested in trying them. I like that the Diva Cup seemed to have less leakage.
Kelly Johnson Date 7/4/2013
I have the Diva cup but I want to try the Lunette, just to see...
Sarah Jane Date 7/10/2013
I prefer the Diva Cup, because of the stem and that it doesn't need to be changed/removed as often as Lunette.
Jutta Pearce Date 7/11/2013
Thank you so much for this comparison! I am always wondering what makes them different. I am still waiting to take the plunge...
Denise Date 10/10/2013
Just bought one hope it works!! Wish I would have read the comparison B4 I bought one.
renee Date 12/17/2013
can you wear a cup swimming just like a tampon?