Friday, May 16, 2008

If You're A Guy, Skip Reading Today

Or, if you a gal with a weak stomach, you might wanna skip too.

Ok? Anyone still with me? I was reading Cosmo at lunch and came upon an Ad for "The Diva Cup."

The DivaCup™ is very sanitary, comfortable, reliable and convenient. It holds one full ounce (30 ml). Since the entire cycle is an average of 30-40 ml*, most women find that the cup is not even half full after 12 hours.

Depending on your flow empty the cup 2-3 times per 24 hour day, wash and reinsert. It can be worn up to 12 hours, even overnight. The DivaCup™ is ideal for all activities including swimming, camping, backpacking, and travelling. It is suitable for all menstruating women of all ages.

So, um, you have to wash it out? In the sink? The same place you brush your teeth?
I read some of the testimonials, and they RAVE about this. I don't know. Washing it out, yeah, kinda grosses me out. But women used to do this anyway, before tampons, right? I mean, wash and reuse. ugh

And they are only sold at health food places, like Whole Foods. Hmmm.

Does anyone use this?


Anonymous said...

Gah can't manage to email you so here goes an awkward comment. The diva cup is the best thing ever, not nearly as gross as it sounds, I find it cleaner than tampons and pads. Part of the reason it is only sold in health food like places is the company is small and doesn't spend much on marketing and big retailers haven't picked it up. But is is easy (once you get past the steep learning curve), clean, less awkward in many situations, doesn't expose your body to tons of bleach and whatever else goes in tampons, and saves money. Although when I first heardabout it I was also grossed out.

Also, really enjoy your blog, and I'm glad your bridesmaid apologized. I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I so wanted to like this product - but I just couldn't get the hang of it. Didn't like it......

April said...

Uumm, Yuck? It seems like it would be a little inconvenient in a public restroom. Unless you carry a spare? Or is the twelve hours supposed to ensure that you won't have to do it in a public restroom? Yeah, I think I'll pass and stick with my tampax multipack. I'm all for going green, but I have my limits. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure using tampons isn't 100% safe for you, but I really can't imagine using any alternative. They're clean, easy to use and I have since, what, middle school? The cup idea just skeeves me out.

Anonymous said...

how do you insert it?

Anonymous said...

oh ladies please DO try this!! it is amazing! eco friendly, dollar friendly, and so kind to your body! doesn't leak like tampons can, no harder to use thatn a diaphram or non applicator tampons, takes a couple of goes to get used to inserting and removing so practive before you're due on, but DO try it! i love it, i know hndereds of other ladies who love it! you will be amazed! xxx