Diva Cup Review

By September 11, 2018Beauty, Lifestyle
Diva Cup Review

A Better Period Experience

Like every woman, when that time of the month comes around, we switch into full Xena Princess Warrior mode. From mood swings, back cramps, sweet cravings and bloating the menstrual cycle is not to be underestimated. Though the previous afflictions matter, nothing hinders the woman more than finding the right tampon to fit her monthly visitor. There have been times where I’ve totally forgotten to buy tampons and every month I’d succumb to the dramatic “I don’t have a tampon freak out” moment at work, school or wherever. It never fails. Thus, began the whole awkward find another woman and discretely ask for some lady products spill. Oftentimes, I’d browse the feminine care aisle in hopes of finding the right fit, but of course, my monthly is either too heavy or too short. I could never get that perfect size that the woman in the “oh so perfect about getting her cycle while frolicking in a field of daisies” commercials. 

So my sister recommended me to try DivaCup, a new is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing your menstrual flow. The menstrual cup is designed to be a better and healthier alternative for women who did not like the hassle of dealing with tampon complications such as odor, adequately changing the tampons at a reasonable time before Toxic Shock Syndrome sets in, and finding size for cycle amount. After reading reviews and watching YouTube videos, I finally took the plunge and decided to give it a try. The DivaCup comes in two models. Model 1 is for women under 30 years old and pre-childbirth. Model 2 is for women 30 years old and other and/or who has had a child.  

Stop Period Paranoia

Substantial & Easy to use

Initially, I thought how can this silicon cup hold me and my visitor down? 

How? Well, hold your wigs ladies!  

This cup is a game changer. I was able to keep this in for a full 12 hours! I didn’t have to change it until I took my shower at night. It was full too. Now, I did still use a panty liner because I just didn’t want to go truly bare until I knew for sure. I even tested it out at night and there was no leakage.  

Yay! 

Now, though it hit a great mark on taking care of my cycle, one of the cons to this is the difficulty I found when trying to insert the cup. You simply have to fold the cup like a taco and insert it. 

Easy right?  

Wrong! 

If you don’t like the sight of blood or getting up close and personal with your vagina, then the cup may not be an option for you. Keeping that in mind, finding the perfect insertion will take trial and error. I’ve found that a good low squat does the trick, but I’m still trying to perfect it. I also find that I love changing my cup in the shower as it can get messy during removal and insertion. Before and after insertion you should be cleaning yourself and your hands. Knowing your cycle will help in establishing if you will overflow the cup. Don’t fret if it happens, just prepare for next time. Lastly, make sure you are sanitizing your cup after every use by boiling it in water.  

Though I had some hiccups with the cup, I must say the benefits out weight my small issues with it. Now, there are other menstrual cups out there and I suggest you find the one that works best for you and your cycle needs.  

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