The DivaCup: A new way of doing unpleasant things.

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

The older I get the more I hate having a period. It’s just so inconvenient. I hate spending money on supplies and carrying them around with me every where I go, so I found a new way.

This is my new way, The DivaCup – a silicone reusable menstrual cup – and I love it.

I still don’t look forward to menstruating, but I don’t dread it anymore. I have one product I can use all week long, removing and rinsing as necessary.

It’s comfortable, convenient, cost-effective, not any more icky or messy than disposable products, and I’ll never go back.

For you skeptics. According to official FAQs, the DivaCup

  •  can be worn a maximum of 10-12 consecutive hours
  • is no more “icky” than pads or disposable tampons
  • inserts and removes easily and comfortably
  • allows you to track your flow accurately
  • prevents odor since it’s worn inside the body
  • comes in two sizes (post and pre-childbirth)
  • is not a contraceptive device
  • is only available in natural, un-pigmented silicone for optimal health
  • is much more cost effective than disposable options at $10-$30
 I wish someone had told me about these years ago – I’ve wasted so much money and been caught unprepared too many times. Never again!
It’s a new year, time for new and better methods. Make 2013 the year for switching over to The Diva Cup.
Find a store here and follow The DivaCup on Facebook and Twitter for sales, discount codes, giveaways, and other information.
{Vanilla Joy received product to facilitate this review but was not paid.}

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie January 2, 2013 at 7:21 am

I have to say – this thing is awesome. It took me awhile to the hang of it – using it one day each period for about 6 months and now I hardly ever use anything else. I really didn’t like the nub at the end though, but read somewhere about turning it inside out (so the nub piece is on the inside) and that was what made the difference for me.

2 nicole w January 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

i LOVE my diva cup too! i switched about 4 years ago, granted i was pregnant then period free and now pregnant again for about 3 years haha but i still love my diva i always try to get people to switch its just so much more clean and healthy feeling! especially after seeing the moldy tampon thing… eww http://pinterest.com/pin/18929260903913223/

3 jenn January 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

have used one for 6 years (when I’ve not been pregnant) and I love it! fewer cramps, haven’t had to buy any disposable products and I can’t imagine doing anything differently – and to Katie (above) you can also just trim the stem off the bottom so it doesn’t poke.

4 Allison January 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Love the cuppie! ;-) I use a mooncup, but it’s the same as a Diva, just smaller. I used it pre-baby & since I ended up with a c-section, I can still use the same size post-baby. I did trim the stem on the end & that made a huge difference. And don’t forget the money saving aspect! I haven’t had to go down “that” aisle in the store in a very long time!

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