So, a few days ago I discovered the Diva Cup, ordered it online, and recieved it right before my first period. I tried it out and here are my findings, I guess you could say this post is a little GRAPHIC, but I have had a vagina for 25 years, I will continue to have one, and quite frankly I am no afraid to talk about it. So LEARN! (Silly squeamish girls)
I’m serious about that… boys, you may want to bow out now. I’m going to be talking about periods, tampons, pads, and girly crap like that. So if you’re going to bitch and moan about it, then leave.
Well, honestly after I wrapped my brain around the fact that it’s actually not disgusting, that doesn’t sound too bad at all, now does it? Try not to jump to conclusions. It took me a good 24 hours of tossing this one around in my head to get myself to the point where I would even consider buying one. By the way, they cost about $35, which sounds pricey, but imagine never having to go out at midnight for supplies ever again? Maybe it’s worth considering…
I started researching it more and more. I googled things like “I hate the Diva Cup” and “Diva Cup sucks” because when I am researching a product, I like to know why people hated it. I checked out all the reviews on Amazon.com, epinions.com and anywhere else I could think of, because I rarely trust the testimonials written on the company website. I have to be honest; I have had a very hard time finding people who didn’t like it. On top of that, the majority of the reviews I’ve read have said things like “this is the best product I’ve ever bought” or “I can’t believe I waited so long” or my favorite “I hardly notice I have a period anymore.” What the? I read lots of product reviews, and of all of them, the Diva Cup is probably getting the highest scores from its users.
So here are the results:
• It’s eco-friendly
• It’s cost effective (since 1 cup lasts up to 10 years, and you don’t need any other supplies during that time)
• It’s hypoallergenic and made of medical-grade silicone (the kind that’s used for heart valves, not boobs)
• You don’t have to change it as often as a tampon or a pad because it holds 1 oz and most women only bleed 2-3 oz the whole time
• You can’t feel it
• You can wear it swimming, running, doing yoga, kickboxing, or pretty much anything
• It’s entirely leak proof once you get it in right; no more messy strings, or ruined clothes/panties
• You can’t get toxic shock syndrome from it
• It doesn’t dry you out like a tampon does, because it doesn’t absorb all of your natural moisture. (Ew)
• It doesn’t get that disgusting “period” smell, and don’t lie, you all know what I’m talking about.
The main downfall to this thing is that you have to insert it correctly which involves putting your fingers into your vagina (some women are uncomfortable with this) and that it can be slightly tricky to install properly and then it does leak. It involves some kind of suction and you have to twist it once you get it in place, I think, and this might be what causes the problem for some women.
If you freak out easily, do not buy this product. There is no applicator, however it is completely comfortable once safely secure. So if you can’t deal with the insertion process, then stay away. But – I have to tell you with a busy schedule, the Diva Cup is great.