DISCLAIMER: THIS POST WAS WRITTEN FOR MY LADIES WITH VAGINAS AND OVARIES AND STUFF [NOT BRUCE JENNER OR THE LIKE]. SO IF YOU’RE IMMATURE/GROSSED OUT BY [OR JEALOUS OF]THE NATURAL OCCURRENCES OF THE FEMALE BODY [AKA CREATOR OF LIFE], PLEASE READ NO FURTHER. THANK YOU!
In my own words, lemme just explain what the DivaCup is: DC is a menstrual cycle alternative to pads and tampons. It’s made of flexible silicone and can be used over and over-unlike pads and tampons-so it is much more earth-friendly and economic. Instead of absorbing your sacred lady juices, the DivaCup collects them in a cup[hence the name] until you’re ready to dispose. You can keep your cup for a year [or more], but, like any hygiene product, use your discretion on when it’s time to toss [like you would a toothbrush or underwear or bath towels]. I rinse my cup with warm water in between uses and boil it between periods to keep it extra sterile.What steered and really motivated me to try the Diva is the creepy moldy tampon story. True life nightmare! I dunno how true it is, but honestly, it could really happen to any of us! How many times do we hear of widespread food contamination? At least once a year, right. This could easily happen with any product we apply, insert or digest that we don’t make ourselves. And most tampons come with applicators so we don’t even see what we’re inserting. eek! So on my continuous quest to better my self and health [and save money and save the earth], trying DivaCup [or a brand like it] was a no-brainer.
I tried disposable menstrual cups and they’re like Frankenstein-just kinda big, stiff and awkward. They didn’t do their job too well but did help [slightly] with my transition from tampons to cups.
The insertion and removal of the flexible DivaCup requires much more “finesse” than a tampon, so a little practice-probably most comfortably in the the privacy of your home bathroom-is essential. But once you get the hang of it, it’s much smoother to apply and take out. [None of that irritation that usually accompanies the application and removal of tampons on lighter flow days. Dry rub much?!] Applied correctly, you can’t even feel it, like contact lenses or good underwear. It’s much safer to leave in for extended periods of time. And now that DivaCup is in my life, I don’t see a reason to ever let go! It’ll run you about $40 but this is nothing compared to the $6-8 monthly box of tampons you buy and buy and flush and toss and flush. Monthly! You do the math.
Most women have a moon time for more than half their lives, so I highly recommend!
Think about it, ladies. ❤