I have this secret that I carry around in my purse. I’ve showed it to a few close family members and have gotten some strange looks and interesting comments. It’s a little silicone “cup” that looks a little like a champagne flute without a foot.
You Put it Where?
The Diva Cup is a menstrual cup. Stay with me here – it’s not as strange as it sounds, but it is exactly what it sounds like – a little cup that you insert into your vagina during your period. I’m losing you…come back to me.
I promise you’re going to love it and praise my name for introducing you to it. It’s one of those crazy things like bacon flavored ice cream – don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
This Really Exsists?
As I’ve become more and more aware of the chemicals in everyday products and the impact they have on our bodies as well as the impact of my carbon footprint, I’ve searched for better alternatives for everything I use. The Diva Cup is one of those alternatives. It’s reusable, safe and in my opinion, easier.
I’m going to warn you – in order to use the Diva Cup, you must become acquainted with your vagina. You have to know it, understand it and love it. It is your friend.
There is a learning curve and the first couple of cycles will likely be a little awkward. For me, it was love at first insert. Seriously – I immediately couldn’t believe I’d put off buying it for so long. It’s twelve leak-free hours of period protection without worrying about chemicals, changing a pad or tampon.
So, here’s the specs:
Can be worn up to 12 hours.
Lifespan of at least one year.
Savings of around $100-$150 per year compared to disposable products.
It’s made of medical grade, non-pigmented silicone and is FDA approved.
If you’ve had a baby and your lady area is beyond the point of no return, you order the Big Mama Size (post-birth size).
If you haven’t had a baby and still have perky boobs and a supple and beautiful mid-section, I curse you and you need to buy the pre-birth size.
Once you get the hang of inserting it, it’s a piece of cake and it’s not a scene from a horror movie when you remove it for cleaning. You’ll learn so much about your body and your period and you’ll be surprised!
So, here’s the details:
- It comes with detailed instructions and if you follow them exactly, you will have no problems. And no, it won’t get lost. Your vagina’s not THAT big.
- It doesn’t smell and it’s not that gross. It’s your body, your parts and your insides. You can handle it. Don’t let society fool you into thinking it’s a big scary abyss that you shouldn’t touch.
- It’s much more comfortable than pads or tampons and I usually forget I’m using it. As a person who gets yeast infections from pads and tampons, this was a Godsend.
- It saves time, money and saves trees! Imagine being able to go to work or wherever you go ALL day without worrying about your period. Awesome.
- It’s better and safer for your body than pads or tampons.
- Many people either buy the special (and expensive) wash or boil it after use. I’ve always just rinsed it thoroughly, let it dry completely and put it to bed in its adorable little pouch. Because I’m crunchy and I don’t like chemicals…and I’m lazy.
- If you want more details, go to this link.
Just Try It!
For me, the Diva Cup was one of those things that I immediately couldn’t remember what I ever did without. I now carry it around in my purse hording it like a squirrel on crack and protecting it like a family jewel. It’s that awesome.
While I was not asked to write this review and did so of my own free will and choice, the following are affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you click the link below and buy this, the most beautiful of all period products. I sincerely appreciate your support in my blogging endeavors.
So…how are you feeling about this? Have you ever used a menstrual cup? What did you think about it? Leave a comment and let me know.
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