Review: The Diva Cup — It’s Not Just for Hippies

diva cup reviewMy FIRST experience with a menstrual cup was about five years ago when I was in the camping section at REI. I saw it and was immediately grossed out! Who would ever use this!? I figured it was something for hippies who lived in the woods and only ate carrots. (I know, super judgmental.)

My SECOND experience with a menstrual cup was after discovering that I was way too dried out after having a baby to use a tampon. I didn’t want to use pads, so I decided it was time to look into this menstrual cup thing. Turns out, it’s one of the most amazing inventions in the entire world! During my period, I feel cleaner, there is no smell and I’m far less inconvenienced.

Why Diva Cup:

I chose the Diva Cup because it is what most of my friends had used and after doing some research, it had the best reviews. It was also really easy to find with both REI and CVS carrying it.

What it is and how it’s used:

A menstrual cup is a reusable, silicon cup that is inserted into the vagina during your period. Rather than absorbing your blood like a tampon, it merely catches it so you can pour it away, wash, and reuse. Because it’s basically just a basin, you don’t have to worry about toxic shock syndrome. In fact, you can keep the cup in for up to 12 hours! I’m able to change it once in the morning and once when I get home from work. Like I said, amazing.

My experience:

No two periods are the same. I highly recommend researching further before making a decision. Below are my two favorite resources that I checked out before diving in.


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