I was afraid at first because the silicone felt very soft compared to the Diva cup. But this actually works so well. When it's inside it conforms to my body and it doesn't feel like I have to give birth every time I sit down. It also stays in when I'm conducting my business meetings on the toilet - if you know what I'm saying 😅 I cut the little dangly tip off and filed it. I know some people use them to reach their cup, but it just irritates my insides...but that is not this cup specifically, that's all cups so absolutely no difference, easy to do, I just have to go fishing a little to empty it. Over all 5/5 soft silicone that I didn't know I would love so much, great company, fast shipping, awesome experience. Thanks!