This is my experience using the Diva Cup which is a Menstrual Cup. Menstrual cups have been around for 80 years. I seen it talked about mostly online and have noticed it once in a health store. The truth is the first time I heard about it I thought it was such a weird idea, but reading further made me want to try it out myself. 1 because after years of using tampons and sanitary pads I was looking for something different. 2 because it’s reusable. So, I got a chance to try it out for myself and I don’t think I’ll be going back to the disposable products anytime soon. I was tired of feeling dried out from tampons and sanity pads can be icky and leave you feeling like your in a diaper. I think if more people were made aware and had the correct facts about Menstrual cups they would be more accepted as a normal option.
How Does it Work? The Diva Cup is made of a medical grade silicone that is flexible to allow for easy insertion and to form to your unique shape. The Diva Cup sits low in your vaginal canal to collect menstrual fluids and no it will not fall out or get lost. I know many would think “Ewww” for when it’s time to remove the cup, but really it’s not that bad. Tampons and pads can also be icky at times. Once you get a hang of it, it’s a breeze.
What Size Should I Get? They offer 2 sizes to choose from. Model 1 being for women under 30 years old who have never had a child. Model 2 is slightly larger and for women who have had children or are over 30 years old. It can hold up to 30mL = 1 Ounce.
My Experience: The Diva Cup is the first menstrual cup that I’ve used and one of the first brands that I heard of. Since having my children my flow has gotten heavier so, I wanted to see how it would hold up. I was excited to try it and put it to the test. The instructions say that it should easily spin when in correctly, but I couldn’t get it to. I really wanted to get it right and like it. So, I had to try a few times to get it right. I also had to try a few different folds for inserting. I ended liking the “push down” fold. It was the easiest one for me and it seemed like it popped open the easiest. Once I got it in place it was actually easy to spin. Like anything new you need to get use to it and you get better with more practice. I was surprised that it held up pretty good even on my heaviest days. The Diva Cup has little measurement lines on the side to see how much is in the cup. It really helps you get in touch with your flow and see what is actually going on. I didn’t notice any discomfort or cramps. I also didn’t get all dried out like what can happen when using super plus tampons. I would recommend the Diva Cup to other women who want to try something new or switch to a more eco friendly product.
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Where Can I Get One? The Diva Cup can be purchased for $39.99 at your local retail stores. You can use the Store Finder to see what location is closest to you. You also have an option of buying online.
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One reader of Uh Oh Mom! Will win a Diva Cup of their own. The Giveaway is open to residents of Canada & USA. The Giveaway will run from October 18th until November 1st.
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