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.
- 12 hour leak-free protection
- Made from the highest quality healthcare grade silicone to assure comfort and durability
- No latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer, polyethylene and free of colors and dyes
- Reusable and earth-friendly
- Extra grip ridges for easier removal
Size 1 - Recommended for women under 30 who have not delivered vaginally or via C-section
Size 2 - Recommended for women under 30 who have delivered vaginally or via C-section and for all women over the age of 30
I am glad I waited 3 years to review this product. When I first used this product, it leaked horribly. I thought it was a total waste. I thought that perhaps my severely tipped uterus (completely retroverted - can't get any more tipped than me, lol) and my 4 kids just made the cup not sit properly or stay in the right position. I decided earlier this year to try again and do some research and see if maybe a larger cup would work better. I found a website www.menstrualcups.org. It is just a forum where people can discuss products - they don't sell anything. Well, after reading their archives and trying things out a bit I discovered that there was some (ok, a lot) user error, my cup was simply not "popping open" when I used it. I have gone back to using my Diva - and I love it. I just empty it in the shower in the morning and at night before bed - no mess at all. Some tips I would offer - fold the cup into a U shape to insert - and insert the u-curve side facing forward towards your bladder. The cup pops open MUCH easier towards the back that way in my experience. After you have it in, pull it back down a little to make sure it has opened completely, then push it back into a comfortable position. I am not sure why, but this seems to create a good "seal" for me. Some women (they say) might need to trim off the stem of the cup, because it pokes down too low and they can feel it constantly. If you are having problems - I really encourage you to check out that forum - even if the Diva isn't for you - they have a comparison table of all cups out there and A LOT of great information.
I've used a Diva for about 2 years now and I'll NEVER ever ever go back to disposable pads or tampons. It's comfortable, has NEVER leaked on me, and saves my family so much money. And I just wanted to add - there are people who rate these as very low because of various anatomical reasons in their own body - that does not mean that this is not a great product. It may not work for every single woman out there, but that doesn't mean it's a bad product.
I really wanted to like this product. But it hurt. hurt. hurt! And yes I was putting it in right. Even took the darn thing to my Midwife and she said that since I have a tipped uterus (a very common thing) that there was no way to wear it without hurting, and leaking. So I just stick with cloth pads which is fine for me.
Excellent product. Works great if used properly. I've had mine for about a year, still works like when I first got it. Now that I know Cotton Babies sells it, I will buy my next one here; love your customer service and free shipping!
Seriously amazing product. It took me a couple of months to really figure it out but once I did, it made my period sooo much more bearable. And no, I didn't just "get used to it". Once I learned how to use it correctly, I didn't feel it at all. I have a VERY heavy flow so I have to empty it quite often and still, I never have any leaks or discomfort. Fabulous!