Friday, May 18, 2012

DivaCup Review and Giveaway



Hey girls - I've got a cool product to share with you. It is called the Diva Cup. This post could go under the category of TMI for some. So if that's the case - sorry.

But if you want to read on about this product - which is a menstrual cup, then I hope you find this post informative.



First here is some information from their website:


The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly.
The DivaCup is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. No need to touch the flow. It is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess!
The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose.
The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows.  Perfect for overnight use.
The DivaCup’s expert, proprietary, patent-pending features make it comfortable and assures ease of use and reliability. Perfect for traveling, running, biking, hiking, dancing, camping, swimming, diving, scuba, yoga, extreme sports and more...

  • Latex-free, BPA-free, plastic-free
  • No dyes, colors or additives
  • Comfortable, reliable
  • Clean, convenient, easy-to-use
  • Worn for up to 12 hours at a time


My thoughts on product:

 I contacted Diva Cup in hopes they would approve me to do a review/giveaway for them. And was happy when they did. I received the Diva Cup actually a week after I had just finished my period. So had to wait another cycle.

I just successfully finished my menstrual cycle using the Diva Cup. Here is a breakdown of my experience.

Day 1 - after reading the instructions a few times and getting over my initial reservations, I decided to go ahead and give the Diva Cup a try. the first day is still somewhat of a light day, so I noticed I only had to change about every 5 hrs.


Day 2 -  the second day is my "heavy day." I had to change the Diva cup probably every hour. There was about a a 5-8 hr time span where I was changing it every hour.


Day 3 - I was able to go for about 5-6 hrs without changing the Diva Cup.


Pros:

  1. stopped using tampons - didn't use one the whole time.
  2. great for the environment
  3. save money
  4. no toxins
  5. easy to use
Cons: 
  1.  had to change as frequently as a tampon
  2. still had to use a pad - but mostly only a pantyliner 


Final thoughts: 


I waited for that ah-ah moment - like when you could keep the Diva Cup in for 12 hrs and not worry about it, but that didn't seem to happen - for me anyway. I think my period is too heavy at one point for that. But I would have to do that with tampons anyway, and just think of the toxins I saved & the environmental consequences I saved not using tampons. I will continue to try this, and as I have read - like with anything - there is a learning curve with the Diva Cup, so maybe after a few more months I will get the hang of this. 


One more side note: I didn't read anything on this, but I feel like the Diva cup may have shortened my period. I have not seen anything on their website mentioning this, I may have seen one other review mentioning this, but I feel like maybe that could be true? One thing to consider & be happy about!


As always please visit sponsors  website to get more specific information and to read all instructions carefully before using for yourself. 


Buy It: Please visit these links to see where you can purchase your own Diva Cup:  Store Finder and Buy Now pages.


Win it: One lucky reader will win a Diva Cup of their own - in size of their choice (see website for size determination) Open to US & Canadian Residents. Use Rafflecopter below.


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Disclosure: I received the above product for the sole purpose of a review/giveaway. No other compensation was given. My opinions are my own & yours may vary. 
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