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By Rachel Longo-Tosoian
I bet a lot of you reading this have never heard of The Diva Cup, but don’t worry; I was in your shoes about two years ago.
The Diva Cup is not like pads or tampons; it stands in a league of its own. It is a small, soft medical grade silicone cup (100% hypoallergenic) that is inserted during menstruation, similar to a tampon, only better. There is no mess, no leaking, and most important, you can’t even feel it.
A great aspect of The Diva Cup is, unlike tampons, you can comfortably wear the cup while participating in active sports, and swimming, but also at night while you are sleeping without worrying about getting up and emptying it, or losing sleep for fear that you may experience some leaking. Another perk about the cup is that it only needs to be emptied 2-3 times a day. Now, how many times a day would you have to change a pad or tampon? Exactly.
My friend Dara was ranting and raving about The Diva Cup after her sister recommended she give it a try after a very successful trial run. Dara loved it and wanted me to make the change as well. At first, I was very apprehensive about switching from tampons to something completely different, and it took me about a year before I made the switch.
Financially it was a great decision. Just think of how much money you spend monthly on pads or tampons. A lot. The Diva Cup is reasonably priced, and it pays for itself in only a few months. Just the thought of never having to waste money on a disposable product was music to my ears and my wallet.
Using the cup for the first time took a couple of tries to get everything right and sitting it the proper spot, but by the end of my cycle, I was a Diva Cup pro. Putting the cup in and taking it out was hassle free, as I was expecting the worst. There was no mess whatsoever.
When you take out the cup to be emptied, all you have to do is wash it with warm water and soap. That’s it! And when you’re not using and loving it, you can store it in its cute, yet stylish Diva Cup bag.
Now, every chance I get, I tell other women about this fantastic invention, and like my friend Dara, I can’t stop raving about it. Just think, you won’t have to be awkwardly carrying around pads and tampons to the bathroom. You won’t be wasting any more money just to throw things away. And you won’t be contributing to landfills by using pads and tampons that have wrappers and applicators.
Additional information about The Diva Cup can be found on the official website, www.divacup.com, and the best parts are that all your questions are answered, and you can find a retailer that sells the cup close to where you live.
Have you heard about or used the Diva Cup? Comments, questions?