The Diva Cup Reviewed By Felicity:
Diva Cup – This post is for women, particularly people who like to go nude! Guys, if period-discussion makes you uncomfortable, then keep reading 😉
Well I came across a little menstruation (Yeah it’s like 6th grade health class all over again) product awhile back called the Diva Cup. I was definitely intrigued to try it, and when I saw it on the shelf in my own local health food store, I snatched it up! The Diva Cup is a silicone-based menstrual cup that is inserted into the vagina just like a tampon. Nonetheless, rather than absorbing everything, it is all rolled up in the cup. You are able to wear it for up to 12 hours at a time (as opposed to altering a tampon every few hours), and it doesn’t leak! (Given it’s properly inserted, and it might take some practice.)
Diva Cup and its carrying case
Would you fear the “crimson wave” crashing your nakation? I know many girls do, especially those new to nudism. Well I was excited to review this on my site because that is great for nudist women! It is so distinct, you no longer need to concern yourself with an awkward, observable tampon cord. Women, this really is a better way to appreciate going totally naked during your period and be more relaxed and comfortable doing so. It took me a few days to get used to it, but the cup is actually quite easy to use. I remember hearing about this kind of merchandise quite a while past, thinking it seemed dirty and a little gross, but it is not. Plus it is so much more suitable than tampons. (Ever been to Sandy Hook naked beach and had to trip back and forth to the toilet a mile away?) It also might take a little exercise, but it really won’t leak when it’s properly fit.
The other advantages of using the Diva Cup instead of tampons and pads are that it’s eco-friendly and saves a lot of money. The Diva Cup folks did some computations, estimating that the average woman will use 10,000 tampons and pads in her life. That is lots of resulting waste and cash. They also quote some research: “More than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999.” There’s so much plastic and garbage that washes up on shores, and I’d prefer never to add my dropped tampon applicators to it. Ick! If properly cared for, the Diva Cup will survive for 1 year and prices around $30 to $40, making it more cost effective than tampons/pads purchased in per year. (I found mine for http://shockintown.com/post/this-was-from-age-16-to-18/ .)
The drawbacks? For one, I was disturbed by the long list of soaps which you shouldn’t use to clean it, aka every kind of soap I had at home. But truly any light, unscented soap should be good, or it is possible to get the Diva Wash, especially made for this. Another problem is if you wind up attempting to take it out and wash it privately in a public bathroom. Nobody wants to take that up to the sink. The alternative is simple though: empty it into the bathroom, clean it away with some tissue, and good to go until you get home.
For additional questions or concerns I recommend heading over to the Diva Cup FAQ page.
And I liked it so much, I’m doing my first giveaway! Enter to win your very own Diva Cup, of either size, before midnight on Monday, April 9th.
UPDATE!! The Giveaway has finished! Thanks everyone for entering, and congrats to Kristi, victor of my DivaCup giveaway! 🙂 To purchase one see links below or get it here on Amazon: Model 1 or Version 2
The way to Enter (Each earns you 1 entry):
1.Leave a comment saying why you’d like to win it. I’d also love answers to this question: Ladies, does your interval ever prevent you from going unclothed or going to naturist areas?
2.Blog about my giveaway, and comment here with a link.
3.Tweet about my giveaway with a link, @FelicitysBlog
4.Reblog my post on Tumblr
5.Find my post on my Facebook page about the giveaway and click “Share” to share my post
6.Share my post from my Google page
Good luck ladies! 🙂 (Or men, who are so comfortable with periods which they’ve read this whole thing and need to win a menstrual cup for their partner 😉
Need more? It is possible to follow the DC on Facebook and Twitter. To buy it, check out the local health food store, use their store finder or get it online.
(Disclaimer: These are my private opinions, and I had not been paid for this review or sanction.)
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The Diva Cup Reviewed By Felicity: