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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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Meghan6391
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM
I am so trying these when i get a normal period back im allergic to pads and tampons hurt me.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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The government should give women feminine products for free. Even Diva cups! Its not OUR fault we bleed.

EAzizM
by Erica on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM
Makes sense. :)

Quoting ysmeine:

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...


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K-Chan
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:45 AM
I had really gotten the hand of it then found out I was pregnant. I had mine for about six months and had finally got the timing of when to change , I would always change it too soon when there wasn't much in the cup.

Quoting Anonymous:

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....


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PeaceLoveM
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:45 AM

I wish!!! :)

Quoting Anonymous:

The government should give women feminine products for free. Even Diva cups! Its not OUR fault we bleed.


nicndetsmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:45 AM
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Ugh me too! Blood just sloshing around and stuff! And I would spill all over.

Quoting AdellesMom:

Idk...the thought of Diva Cups gross me out! Bump!



Lol
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PeaceLoveM
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:46 AM

You should try SoftCups. I find them just as comfortable and less tricky.

Quoting Meghan6391:

I am so trying these when i get a normal period back im allergic to pads and tampons hurt me.


AdellesMom
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:46 AM
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Me too.

Ick! lol


Quoting nicndetsmom:

Ugh me too! Blood just sloshing around and stuff! And I would spill all over.



Quoting AdellesMom:

Idk...the thought of Diva Cups gross me out! Bump!





Lol
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Meghan6391
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM
What are they made of, im very allergic to latex so i was wanting this brand because they aren't latex lol


Quoting PeaceLoveM:

You should try SoftCups. I find them just as comfortable and less tricky.


Quoting Meghan6391:

I am so trying these when i get a normal period back im allergic to pads and tampons hurt me.



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RLT2
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Bump, Idk , I used to use Insteads-haven't seen those around for awhile

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