The Diva Cup review and Giveaway!10:48 AM
I know I've had some readers patiently waiting for this review and I'm really sorry it's taken me so long to get it posted. I had big ideas for it but things didn't work out so I figured I'd better get this up anyway!
What is the diva cup?
- It is latex-free, BPA-free and plastic free
- It has zero dyes, colours or additives
- It is comfortable and reliable
- Clean, convenient, and easy to use
Make sure you check out their website for TONS more information about what the Diva cup is, how to use it, where to buy it, etc.
Why I use the Diva Cup
I started looking for alternatives to pads and tampons many years ago when I was so fed up with the painful itchiness, rashes, and inflammation I had each time I had my period and had to use pads/tampons.
I knew there had to be something different but I couldn't find it. When I did find the Diva cup, no one knew much about it and I was intimidated by it. I felt I might be "weird" if I used it, no one I knew used one so I didn't have anyone to talk to about it, so ultimately I left it on the shelf. Right after I had Ev, I just couldn't HANDLE the uncomfortable week once a month any longer, I had to find something different. I went to a local store and found what I was looking for. I picked it up off the shelf and was immediately approached by the lady that worked there. She told me if I had any questions to ask. Okay, that's a good start....."Do you know much about this product?" I asked her. "Oh yes!" That's all I had to say to get the conversation started. That's all I had to say to get the passion radiating from the sales lady about how she LOVED the Diva cup!
I was sold! I bought it right then and there and HAVEN'T turned back!
My Initial reaction - 3 months ago (3 cycles)
The first cycle was the hardest, if that's even the right word because it wasn't really hard. I was just unsure of exact placement when inserting the Diva cup and did have a few leaks. I made sure to have a panty liner on for this exact reason. Once I figured out the proper way to insert the cup it was good from then on.
I was a bit concerned at first because I have had two children and was worried that because I did have some tearing delivering both of them the cup would fall out. Because of this I opted for Size 2 (sizing here). During my first cycle, I could feel the cup and sometimes felt like the cup was going to fall out (it never did). I did some looking around online and found that others had complained of the same thing and they trimmed the tip of the cup down a bit. I decided I would trim the tip too and found that this really help with that protruding feeling. I no longer feel the cup at all!
What I love about the Diva Cup
I LOVE that they are a Canadian company (actually they are a local company to me which is even more exciting)!
I LOVE that I am no longer dealing with the pain, itchiness, rash, inflamed soreness I had each time I was menstruating before using the Diva Cup.
I LOVE that I am helping to save the planet and being conscious of our environment! I am no longer helping throw away the 12 billion sanitary pads and 7 billion tampons into our North American landfills.
I LOVE that I am no longer putting dangerous additives near or inside my body. Did you know, most pads and tampons contain dioxin, a known carcinogen. It's a by-product of the bleaching process and obviously nothing we should have INSIDE our bodies!
And although menstrual cups have never been associated with TSS, I can't make any claims to this nature. I personally feel I am protecting myself against the risk of it*. To find out more information about Tampon related TSS please go to You ARE love.org and read Amy's story, she lost her life because of TSS at the age of 20!
So if you're interested in using the Diva Cup, my first thought would be to send you to the FAQ page on their website. Read about the Diva Cup make sure it's something you want to commit to. It's totally worth it and trust me, you will feel 100% different about your period.
I have found I have less cramping, less clotting (I know its kind of gross to talk about this right?). And just a much happier period (wait isn't that the slogan for Always??) Anyway it's true, I am a total convert I LOVE feeling free of itchy, painful pads and tampons! It really is freeing!
The Diva cup is definitely becoming more popular on store shelves! Yippee! So check out the store finder to find a retailer near you or you can buy online here!
Of course, I wouldn't let my readers down...be sure to enter using Rafflecopter to win a Diva Cup of your very own! :)
*This is 100% MY opinion and has no scientific research behind it as of yet!