I get asked all the time which I prefer when it comes between the Mooncup vs Diva Cup argument!
Here’s a bit of background on these 2 mainstream menstrual cups on case you didn’t know!
The Mooncup and Diva Cup are two of the main brands of menstrual cup, devices used by women during their period to collect menstrual fluids!
A more environmentally-friendly option that tampons and pads, many women also find menstrual cups to be more comfortable and practical.
With a few differences between the cups, the Mooncup vs Diva Cup decision can be tricky. You might also be a menstrual cup user already, but considering switching to a different type.
If your menstrual cup is no longer comfortable, leaks, or is showing signs of wear and tear, you should consider buying a new one!
So here’s my comparison of two of the main options on the market!
Mooncup vs Diva Cup: Cost
A hot topic in the Mooncup vs Diva Cup debate! Whilst the initial outlay of buying a menstrual cup is more than buying a box of tampons or a packet of sanitary pads, once you have spread the cost over the lifetime of the product you will see that you can make some significant money savings.
Prices vary as to where you buy the product, with a number of different retailers offering menstrual cups for sale both online and offline.
The price of each is comparable, at around 20 – 25 USD.
The Mooncup and the Diva cup are both available in just the one same colour – semi-transparent / clear. The lack of pigmentation means that it is easier to thoroughly clean the item; it is easier to see any patches that you may have missed.
When it comes between the Mooncup vs Diva Cup on looks, they’re both very similar in terms of colour and design when placed alongside each other.
Both the Mooncup and Diva Cup are made from the same material. Latex-free and hypoallergenic, each is suitable for people with sensitive skin. They are made from medical standard soft silicone, and do not contain any dyes.
Place of Manufacture
The Mooncup is made in the UK, whereas the Diva Cup is made in Canada.
Both the Mooncup and Diva Cup are available in two sizes; small and large.
- The Mooncup size A (large) is recommended for women over the age of 30 who have had a vaginal birth. Size B (small) is for women under the age of 30 who have never given had a vaginal birth.
- The Diva Cup size 1 (small) is recommended for women under the age of 30 who have not given birth vaginally; size 2 (large) is for women over the age of 30 as well as people who have had a vaginal birth.
- The Mooncup has six suction cups, and the Diva Cup has four.
Note that the sizes are the opposite to each other, with Mooncup decreasing in size, and Diva Cup increasing in size.
The smaller Mooncup (size B) has a length of 71 mm and a diameter of 43 mm. The smaller Diva Cup (size 1), is slightly smaller, with a length of 70 mm and a diameter of 41 mm.
Comparing the larger menstrual cups, the Mooncup (size A) has a length of 71 mm and a diameter of 46 mm, whereas the Diva Cup (size 2) has a length of 70 mm and a diameter of 45 mm.
Again, the largest Diva Cup is slightly smaller than the Mooncup.
Mooncup size B can hold 28.8 ml, whereas the Mooncup size A has a slightly bigger capacity of 29.3 ml. Both sizes of the DivaCup have a capacity of 30 ml.
Duration of Use
Users are advised to empty and clean the Mooncup every four to eight hours. The Diva Cup says that it can be used for longer, up to a maximum of 10 – 12 hours.
Use with IUDS
Both the Mooncup and Diva Cup state that they can be used with IUD birth control measures. Although, you should stop use and consult a doctor if you have any problems.
So…Which One to Choose?
The larger capacity of the Diva Cup might make it more preferable for ladies who have a heavy menstrual flow each month. With a shorter and smoother stem, some females might find it more difficult to remove.
The Mooncup, on the other hand, might be preferred by women who have a lower cervix because of the shorter length. The harder rim, however, may present problems for women who have sensitive bladders. The longer stem can be trimmed if necessary, and there are grips to make removal easier.
Before purchasing your menstrual cup, things to think about include whether you generally have heavy or light periods, whether your cervix is fairly high or low, and how deep and wide your vagina is.
As each type of menstrual cup has been designed to be used by any female, and they are both very similar, your ultimate decision will largely come down to personal preference.
So where can I buy these menstrual cups?!
The Mooncup is one of the most well known menstrual cups around the world, and as a company they’re supporting empowerment for woman in countries where menstrual cycles and periods are still taboo! Each Mooncup in manufactured in the UK and comes with a little cotton bag!
I’d love to hear what you think about my Mooncup vs Diva Cup comparison! Which is your favourite cup? Do you have a secret tip you’d like to share? Comment below and please share! 🙂