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Diva Cup....

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Okay so I have the diva cup and here is my experience thus far:

Pros:

1.Saves money on tampons/pads in the long run.

2. No chemical stuff.


CONS:

1. I suck at putting it in. You are supposed to do this bend then twist thing and it is really hard for me to do. The damn thing takes forever to open up.

2. You have to get very up close and personal with your anatomy. This can result in a messy hand.

3. I teach and have to use a public restroom at school during my workday. Still haven't figured out a workable approach to washing the thing at work. I mean, what if one of my students walked in while I was washing my Diva cup in the sink.



Anyone have any super valuable insight about my cons list?

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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momnivorous
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:36 AM
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When I'm in a public restroom, I just wet a paper towel, take it in the stall, and wipe it down after I empty it. Also I find that tugging slightly while turning helps mine open up.
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justinnaimee
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:36 AM
They can stay in for 12 hours. Just put it in fresh before work and change/wash it after.
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PeaceLoveM
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

They are very comfortable! :)

Quoting twyliatepeka:

I always wanted to try those.


Quoting EAzizM:

You are just washing them and not boiling them? Seems unsanitary. I use the instead soft cups. The arent reusable but i love them. :)


shymomof4
by Kristyn on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

I don't have any info but I am very curious about these.  I had never even heard of them until another mom mentioned them on here. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM
I loved my diva cup! Can you use the teachers bathroom or maybe the handicap stall? When i had to change mine at work i would just rinse it with water , I would bring a small water bottle with me to rinse it in the stall, then wash it when I got home. Look up videos on youtube on different ways to fold it to put it in.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM


Quoting justinnaimee:

They can stay in for 12 hours. Just put it in fresh before work and change/wash it after.

Then I must not be doing it right because after about 4-5 hours it starts to leak on my pad... maybe I just need to keep trying....

twyliatepeka
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM
Me & tampons don't play well together. So that would be a big plus. Lol



Quoting PeaceLoveM:

I love Soft Cups. :) They are so comfy compared to tampons!



Quoting EAzizM:

You are just washing them and not boiling them? Seems unsanitary. I use the instead soft cups. The arent reusable but i love them. :)




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ysmeine
by Bronze Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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There are several different folds, try a different one. Meluna has a sport weight that is thicker and will pop into shape easier.  

A small pack of wipes can be brought into stall with you. Make up a discrete supply pouch like you would for pads or tampons.

You do not need to empty it at work, if so get a larger size. They can be left in for 12 hrs. If you need to empty in public get a small travel bottle, like you would put shampoo into. Fill with water before entering stall and use it to rinse.

Hope that helps.

EAzizM
by Erica on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM
Id suggest you get a few more. and when you take one out (while in public) stick it in a ziplock bag until you get home. Then stick one of the other ones in. It seems yucky to store it but it will solve your fear of having an awkward situation in the bathroom. Lol

Quoting Anonymous:

One. It was $24 and the instructions say you can just continue to wash it inbetween insertions....


Quoting EAzizM:

Oh ok. I know some that boil them to decontaminate. How many do you have?



Quoting Anonymous:




Quoting EAzizM:

You are just washing them and not boiling them? Seems unsanitary. I use the instead soft cups. The arent reusable but i love them. :)

The instructions say to wash it.... they sell a wash for it or you can use soap and water...


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raye-chan
by Raye on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM
I've been curious about trying these. Don't know if I could handle putting it in, which is why I haven't gotten one yet lol
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