Easy to use and comfortable fit for 12 hours of protection
Reusable menstrual cup which is better for you and the planet too
Health Facts: BPA-free
Care & Cleaning: Hand wash
Item Number (DPCI): 245-04-0766
Discover a new form of monthly menstrual protection with The Diva Cup Menstrual Cup. The natural form of menstrual protection, the Diva Cup provides protection for up to 12 hours. Model 1 is designed for women who are under 30 and have never given birth vaginally or by Caesarean section. This reusable menstrual cup, which is BPA-free, is comfortable and easy to use.
Let me start by saying I really wanted to try this thing out before leaving a review. I was very hesitant to even purchase and try out this product. $40?!!! “No way!” I thought. But This is my 3rd cycle using this and as I am still getting used to it, I think I’ve finally got it down.
This cup is awesome! I leave it in and don’t have to worry about it allllll day. The downfall is my heavy days, it’s usually just my first day or second day of the cycle, but this size 1 cup does not hold for up to 12 hours. I have to change it at least once through out the day to stay leak free. Which still, isn’t bad! Yes, I know there is a bigger cup to purchase but I can’t imagine having a cup bigger than this. It’s better than changing out a tampon or pad every 2-4 hrs. I’m one that absolutely HATES changing out a tampon. Pulling it out bothers me every time. Some reviewers say that the cup is absolutely painful to remove, and I can agree. It’s not painful but definitely can be uncomfortable, but I think it’s because they (like me in the beginning) weren’t breaking the suction before pulling it out. *Ding ding ding* you must break the suction before pulling this out for it to be as painless as possible. After nailing that down I really don’t feel any pain. Insertion can be a pain too, but find a fold that works for you! Hello YouTube. It’s all trial and error. I do think that I will continue to use this cup and hope to eliminate all feminine products in total soon. Good luck to anybody trying this out for the first time!
I gave it a try, after a few days of struggling with it, I tossed it. Inserting was incredibly difficult, but I did figure out if I squatted, then it was much easier. Getting it to spin to create a seal, only happened once. Getting it out, once I got a hold of it, was very painful. Even if I kept at this and figured out how to get it to work well, I would still skip the product to skip the pain. It is very stiff.
So, I have a heavy flow, and it does leak a little bit in my heaviest days, so that’s the only reason I’m giving it 4 instead of 5 stars. Other than that, I love it. I have drastically reduced the number of pads I had to use and when I get Thinx underwear/cloth pads to use in conjunction with it on the heavier days I will no longer have to use disposable pads at that point. So, for the purpose of being less wasteful (which was my original reason for purchase), it is very, very helpful!
I did not experience any odor or discomfort except when I did not release the seal on the cup, which was a very easy fix.
Furthermore, on my heavy days, it makes it extremely more tolerable for me. I can’t feel it there and even though it leaks, it makes my heaviest days feel like my lightest days did before. And the suction from the cup has even made my cramps a lot less severe!
All in all, this was a good product and I was glad to have bought it for myself. If you have a heavy flow and trying to reduce waste, I’d suggest this and Thinx panties/cloth pads completely.
I’m 40 and never had kids. The 1 fit just fine. I can say that if you’re of a heavier flow, you would have to do this about as often as you would before Ulta tampons were created. I work sports, so I’m worried to use this at work, until I get the hang of it. However, I am vacationing at a conservationist site this summer, and I’m hoping this will be just the ticket. You definitely have to boil it first. The fit creates a seal with the cup, and you have to turn it a full circle to make sure it seals. If you hate the dry cotton feel in the canal with a tampon, then you’ll appreciate this cup. When you pull it out, it feels better than that first rip of a tampon. However, it is a “cup”. It perfectly collects the uterine liquid lining, and you can tilt it back to the bowl to empty it. It only holds an ounce a day. After about six hours, I barely made a third of that, which surprised me on my first day. In a public restroom, you would have to make arrangement for your hands and cleaning.
If you've been considering making the change to the Diva Cup, don't think anymore and just do it! I bought my Diva Cup and put off using it for almost a YEAR because of how nervous I was to make the transition from tampons. I've now been using the cup for the past 5 months, and I have been raving about it to all of my girlfriends. No wet tampon string to mess with, no worrying about keeping it in for too long, no risk of TSS, no negative environmental effects, no more post-period yeast infections; the Diva Cup has completed changed my mentality around my periods. Once you get past the initial learning curve, there is no denying how fantastic this product is. Insert, remove, empty, and pop back in! Wear a panty liner to catch any leaks (especially when you're first learning how to use it) and you're good to go. I can't say enough good things about it - I am completely converted!