The DivaCup 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. Menstrual cups have existed since the 1930s when women were searching for an alternative to the choices of the time. Yet, its breakthrough into the feminine hygiene industry is much more recent.
Many women feel uneasy about changing their menstrual care routine. Years of dealing with the sights and odors of disposable tampons and pads cause the familiar reaction: “ick!”. The DivaCup empowers women to connect with their bodies and menstrual cycles like never before. Perfect for all activities (on air, land or sea), its easy care and use make for a better period experience. Wear The DivaCup for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry.
The DivaCup Features:
- 12 hour leak-free protection!
- Made from the highest quality healthcare grade silicone to assure comfort and durability.
- Does not contain any of the following: latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer, polyethylene, and free of colors and dyes.
- Reusable and eco-friendly – no waste, no chemicals.
- Features extra grip ridges for easier removal.
- Cleared for marketing by the US FDA and the Australian TGA and the only reusable menstrual cup allowed to be sold in Canada by Health Canada.
- Diva International Inc. is the only ISO 13485:2003 certified menstrual cup manufacturer and head office in the world!
The DivaCup is available in two sizes, Model 1 and Model 2. Your cup size is stamped on the inside rim of the cup. There is a small difference between the two sizes (Model 1 is 1/8″ (~0.3 cm) smaller), but it is important to use the recommended sizing to prevent leakage.
Model 1:Recommended for women under 30 years old who have never delivered vaginally or by caesarean section.
Model 2: Recommended for women over 30 years old and/or for women who have delivered vaginally or by caesarean section.
When to Empty?
The DivaCup must be emptied, washed and reinserted at least 2 times a day (twice in a 24 hour period) and can be worn overnight without concern of leaking. Most women need only to empty it in the morning and again in the evening.
By monitoring the fullness of the cup over a couple of cycles, you will quickly learn how often to empty it according to your specific needs. Most women find that the cup is not even half full after 12 hours. For those with heavier flows, the cup is simply emptied more often.
Still have questions?
The Diva Cup website did a wonderful job at answering so many of our questions regarding the Diva Cup . Make sure to check it out and learn some cool facts!
I have to admit, I was curious and skeptical at the same time when I first came across the Diva Cup. I have had the same care routine for years now and the thought of changing it was intimidating, but boy am I glad I did! Diva Cup has allowed me to continue my morning exercise routine without worries of leakage. I love that I don't have to worry about it at all and that it's super comfortable. I have not experienced any leaks. Actually, If I didn't know it was that time of the month- I would totally forget. it's really that comfortable!
I love that it's great for women of all ages. I have many years before I have to worry about my duaghter having her first cycle, but I plan to be prepared with the option of a Diva Cup when she does.
With an SRP of $39.99, the Diva Cup can be expensive for some, but honestly it pays for itself over time- saving me hundreds of dollars along the way. Even with coupons, tampons and pads can be expensive and we just toss them out afterwards. I'd much rather use something that is more eco-friendly and in the end - cost friendly as well.
Ok I know what you are all thinking.. It's going to create a mess when you empty it. Trust me, I thought it as well and was very surprised how easy and clean it is. It's really no different that the mess that a tampon can create. Plus, I get to learn about my body and my cycle in the process.
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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product at no cost to me for review purposes only. The information above was provided to me by the Diva Cup website. All opinions remain my own.