The lovely folks at Diva Cup recently sent me a Diva Cup to try out and review on LLYOV. Many of our blogging and traveler friends had been raving about how the Diva Cup has completely changed their outlook on having a period while on the road, so I was super excited to try it out. I must admit I was a little scared at first to try the cup and was concerned about caring for the cup and it fitting properly. After a few attempts and a couple days into using the Diva Cup I was a pro!
Here’s how it works:
“The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly.
The DivaCup is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. No need to touch the flow. It is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess!
The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose.
The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use.”
Best part of this: you never have to buy tampons again! This was totally the biggest selling point for me. Tampons are horrible for the planet and create a ton of unnecessary waste, not mention$ spent each month. Clear those tampons out of your suitcase and you have room for another pair of pumps! Did I mentione the Diva Cup can last up to two years?!
Luckily the website and written material that comes with the Diva Cup is very helpful so you won’t have any troubles understanding how to use the cup. It did take me a couple of days to get into the swing of it and figure out how to insert it properly. Once I was comfortable with it I couldn’t even feel it’s presence. ALSO it never leaked! Pro Tip: Don’t trim the grip tip till you’ve figured out proper placement on the cup otherwise you may cut the tip a little too short
Their site sells a wash for the cup, but I just keep a small bottle of Cetaphyl for cleansing my Diva Cup. You wont need to change the Diva Cup as often as you would a tampon or pad so you can go most of your day without having to worry about finding a place to clean it out.
So far the cup has been a huge success with my dear Aunt Flo. Looking forward to bringing the Diva Cup on my upcoming adventures!
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