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DivaCup Review!

See, I said I would have a giveaway for something that wasn't baby related, and I came through!

Great things about this giveaway:

This product is awesome!
It is relevant to a wider variety of people
It is open to Canadian residents
Alright, review time!

The DivaCup is awesome! It took me a ridiculously long time to be able to do this review and giveaway because I had a 99 day cycle right after getting the cup in the mail (for free, but this doesn't change my opinion!). So I had to wait awhile to try it out.

Reusable menstrual cups sound gross, just like mama cloth, but they are actually great! They actually cover that on their website saying - "A common response we hear when we tell women (and men) about our product is “Ewww! That’s gross!”. With our culture’s fascination with disposables it’s no wonder this response prevails. However, once you take the time to learn about The DivaCup, and actually try it for yourself, you will be surprised at how clean and comfortable it really is. Plus, unlike tampons and pads, by catching your menstrual flow in its unique bell-shape, The DivaCup gives you the opportunity to learn about your monthly flow, educating and empowering you about your body and your health." As someone that is infertile, and therefore does disgusting things like checking my cervical position, I was not really to worried about the gross factor.
The bag is for storing the cup for when it isn't being used.

Any of your initial questions can probably be answered on their website's Your First Questions page.

The first time I put it in I didn't actually like it very well. It was a bit uncomfortable, and I felt like it was giving me cramps. I am pretty sure this was do to user error though, because I was putting it up to high, and not letting it unfold until it was all the way "up in there". After a couple days of using it though, I got a little better at it and loved it. This cycle that I just finished I didn't actually use it much, because my flow was really light so I just went with the mama cloth.

The first cycle that I used it, the stem kept poking me, which was unpleasant, but I couldn't bring myself to cut it off, even though you can. I am glad I didn't though, because this cycle it didn't bother me at all.

I am pretty disgusting, and found it really interesting to be able to see the "flow", and see how much I was actually bleeding. I could go into more gross detail, but for now I will spare you.

Other than for swimming, I don't really think I will be purchasing any more disposable feminine hygiene products anymore.  You CAN wear the DivaCup for swimming, I am just terrified of what would happen if it sprung a leak in the pool.  If you are a more reasonable person than I am, feel free to wearing it swimming!  The reusable ones are better for me and for the environment. Plus for some reason when I am using the DivaCup and mama cloth, I look forward to my period a little bit. But I am probably just weird.

You can buy them at various online retailers, which are listed here. You can also find a local store here. They are generally priced at around $30.
Model 1 is for women that have not given birth and are under 30.
Model 2 is for women that have given birth or are over 30.




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