What’s the difference between Soft Cups and Diva Cups?

Soft Cups and Diva Cups are made of different materials – the diva cup is more rigid than the soft cup. They are also different shapes so one may suit you better than the other in terms of fit. Some people have used soft cups and found they leak but used diva cups and found they didn’t and vice versa.

Also with regard to using soft cups for TTC, it is better to use the soft cup rather than the diva cup because they sit in a slightly different position and are therefore able to hold in the sperm better. The thing is really you should give either or both of them a try if you are using them for your period and see which one fits your body best.

Can I Get Pregnant With My Period?

This seems to be a question that a lot of people are asking so I thought I would address the question of ‘can I get pregnant during my period?’.

The most fertile time of your cycle is when you are ovulating. In order to get pregnant the sperm needs to meet the egg and in order to do this the sperm must enter the body either in the days before ovulation or shortly after ovulation.

A woman will ovulate approximately 14 days before her period starts (although it can be anything from 10 days before but is not often more than 14 days. So if you have a cycle length of 28 days then you will likely ovulate on day 14. So, if you have a much shorter cycle, say 22 days, then you may possibly ovulate on day 8 of your cycle.

So, let’s say you have sex on day 5 of your cycle, when you still have your period. It is possible that sperm can live in the body for up to 4 days so it may be possible for them to fertilise an egg that is produced say on day 8 or 9. Although this is a slim possibility the chance is still there.

So if you are asking if you can get pregnant in your period then you need to think about a few things: do you have a short cycle? Is it near the end of your period? You would really need to answer yes to both of these things for it to be possible, and even then the chances are pretty slim.


SoftCups v MoonCup

If you are wondering what the difference is between soft-cups and moon cups and wondering which one you should use then there are a few things that you need to know. Firstly both items are designed to catch your menstrual flow but are slightly different shapes. Now as we are all designed differently ourselves, it may depend on your body as to which of soft cups or moon cups will work better for you, so it may be a case of having to try them both out.

One main difference between the softcup v the mooncup is that soft-cups are designed to be used only once (although it may be possible to reuse them if you are careful) and mooncups are designed to be reused. This may make the mooncup slightly more affordable in the long run.

You can also buy different size mooncup depending on age and if you have given birth vaginally. (Size A is for those who have not given birth vaginally essentially and size B is for those who have, or those who are over 30).

The mooncup is made of soft silicone rubber but overall is a more solid design than the soft-cups. Soft-cups have a rubber ring with a plastic style collection area for the menstrual blood.

So in order to choose which one you may need to try them both. If you are planning to use them to help you conceive then the soft-cup is definitely better as it holds the sperm right under the cervix.

Soft Cups Not Associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is something that can affect anyone who uses tampons and can in fact be fatal in a small number of cases. Although the producers of tampons are doing all they can to counteract any possible causes of TSS, in the end it is caused by the absorbency of the tampons and the fibres that they are made up from and so there is only a limited amount that they can do. The good thing about soft cups is that there is no link with TSS, as the soft cups do not absorb but just collect, and no cases have been reported from the millions that have been sold to date.

Soft Cups

Soft Cups are a relatively new innovation that were initially designed as an alternative to tampons and sanitary towels (napkins) for women.

However, women have also discovered that they can be a useful device when trying to conceive so they now have a dual use.

This site will try and tell you all you need to know about soft cups whether that be for their intended use or for women who are trying to conceive.