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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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EAzizM
by Erica on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:39 AM
They really are!!

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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twyliatepeka
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM
Oh me too. I hate that feeling. I may get some next time. Thanks.


Quoting EAzizM:

They are awesome and quite cheap. I hate that feeling of leakage dripping on your pad when you stand up, i don't feel that with the cup.



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. :)


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K-Chan
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM
It takes some getting used to. How long have you had it? It took me a few months.

Quoting Anonymous:



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....

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ysmeine
by Bronze Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Those who boil do it after the cycle ends, not when emptying.

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...


PeaceLoveM
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:40 AM

I had the hardest time with tampons. They were unbelievably uncomfortable even in the light flow. I am so glad I found Soft Cups.

Quoting twyliatepeka:

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. :)





Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM

I thought i would try  a feminine cup not too long ago.  I had no problem with the instructions.... but after 30 min or so, I happened to sneezed really hard. well lets say the cup didn't hold up to its end of the bargain =/..... never again.  that was the worst 8$ investment i have ever had.   Also on the box it said it was safe for sex... not that i would ever want to, but i dont see how?!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM

I have used it off and on for two cycles... I think you are right that I need to keep practicing basically.

Quoting K-Chan:

It takes some getting used to. How long have you had it? It took me a few months.

Quoting Anonymous:



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....


EAzizM
by Erica on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM
It won't hurt to try them. The first few times might be a pain in the ass but once you get used to putting them in right, you will love them.

Quoting twyliatepeka:

Oh me too. I hate that feeling. I may get some next time. Thanks.




Quoting EAzizM:

They are awesome and quite cheap. I hate that feeling of leakage dripping on your pad when you stand up, i don't feel that with the cup.





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. :)


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AdellesMom
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:41 AM
Idk...the thought of Diva Cups gross me out! Bump!

Lol
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PeaceLoveM
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Ew! Me three!  Our Walmart's do not sell them. I get mine at Wallgreens.

Quoting twyliatepeka:

Oh me too. I hate that feeling. I may get some next time. Thanks.


Quoting EAzizM:

They are awesome and quite cheap. I hate that feeling of leakage dripping on your pad when you stand up, i don't feel that with the cup.



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. :)



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