Every month my body goes through an unwelcome cycle.
Yes, ladies and gents, it is the menstrual cycle to which I am referring.
No I am not currently surfing the crimson wave, but I know that it is coming and in order to be prepared I made an important purchase today.
I have purchased a DivaCup, and it should be in the mail soon.
What is a divacup you ask?
Well it is a silicone cup that you stick up your…ahhmmm….in lieu of a tampon. During the day you dump out the DivaCup, wash it, and then reuse it. When inserted correctly it should avoid spillage, can be used for up to 12 hours, is a great way to measure your menstrual flow, and is perfect for overnight use. According to the website that is.
I have been seriously considering purchasing one for a while, and since I just got paid I figure it was as good a time as any to get one.
1–spillage when flow changes and you mis-judge the time you need to change your tampon
2–cost of buying tampons each period
3–hassle of not flushing tampons
4–compact, reusable, does not add to waste
5–mess of pulling tampon out with the string
6–TSS is not associated with the Divacup
7–the secretions that the vagina naturally produces to cleanse itself get soaked up into a tampon, but they do not get removed by the Divacup
I have heard that some people love them and some people hate them, but if I were to love it the cost ($23 on amazon.com) would be paid off after a couple months of not buying tampons.
They come in 2 sizes–Size one is for women under 30 who have not given birth.
Size 2 is for women over 30 or women who have given birth.
You fold them in half twice, insert them, and then they unfold inside.
I am extremely excited, and dare I say….I can’t wait for my monthly visitor to come so I can try it out!
So I will post a follow up review, but for now I am excited to try a greener, cleaner period.