ambraaaa: what happens if you lie down or do a hand stand... where does the blood
Ellie Taylor: do they do diva cups in the UK?
xxitsmyfault: HAHAHAHAH I KNOW! me and my roommate were joking around and decided to ask
that. It's kind of more of a joke than anything.. but I really was halfway
curious though I wouldn't wash the thing WITH dishes. haha
boddahveryape: @BriannasPlanet Yes you can cut the stem a little. It shouldn't be sticking
out of your vagina.
tralalalala666: Great review. :) I am getting one now.
fuzztanks: @Margar02 yep.
guydecervens: This was invented on an idea from a customs officer who pulled a packet of
cocaine from a woman's vagina in Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. It
really was the wrong time of the month for her.
ItsMichelle: @liyisa pads are disgusting!! if you cant change it for awhile your sitting
in that blood...and it smells funny!.....EW
Brandy Labranche: I love the diva cup :3
JustPeachy85: continued... If by your question you mean how would you know to change it
if your flow is heavy or heavier than usual on a particular day then it's
by pretty much by trail and error.If you feel like you're unsure how full
it is, go check...after a while,you'll know how much it fills up on your
heaviest days and you won't feel the need to check it.For example,on my
heaviest days,I know I'm safe to go all day.But if I'm lazy in the morning
and don't dump it by noon,I might run into some leakage.
teinaknowles1: hi im 18 and im a virgin im not having sex until im married so will it make
my vagina widen i really dont wanna break my hymen or watever they call it
by using this thing please help
Margaret Gardner: @MrsAngelAlamo They don't say you MUST replace it every year, they suggest
replacing it every year. I have heard first-hand of women who have theirs
for up to 8 years. It's medical grade silicone, which is used in permanent
procedures in which it stays in your body for decades. Of course the
company wants you to buy a few, so they "recommend" you replace it yearly,
but hey- can't blame them for wanting to make some $ :)
meemeeciicii: naaa not for me-id make such a gross mess-i'll stick to tampons
Jessie A: I love how it works but i had to stop using because my stomach would start
hurting real bad :(
WendIaBergman: @JustPeachy85 I'm sorry I just need to say but your hymen is actually right
at the opening of the vagina not inside,either way it shouldn't mater some
women don't even have hymens!
MenstrualCupInfo: Great review!
galbadiabearsfan: Whatever you do! Don't cut the stem! I cut mine and it caused a sort of
vacuum-like suction to happen and it made me unable to remove it. It only
came out when my boyfriend stuck his doinker in and broke the suction.
Jasmine Stallworth: ha! every three months? i go through a box of tampons every cycle. so glad
i have my diva cup now. :) its awesome ladies. come on over to the other
XOXOhollymarieXOXO: @JustPeachy85 Awesome! Also, I've noticed I have a slight twinge of pain
whenever I take tampons out, have you had any problems like this with the
sneakerbabeful: No, but it can be sterilized by boiling it in a small pot of water for 3 or
camie89: I just looked at the website and it says that the cup should be replaced
once a year. It DOES NOT LAST 10 YEARS
Christine: I am so glad that more and more people are finding out about cups! I own
two. I DivaCup and a Lunette. Both are pretty darn awesome!
esbeidyr1: Cant it get stuck? Thats scary what if it pushes its way up during the day
JustPeachy85: @liyisa Well to answer you question, yes I would use it for 10 years if it
still functions at that point. I boil mine in water for 10 minutes to
disinfect it at the end of my monthly cycle and use the Dive Cup wash each
day that it's in use. I've used the same Diva Cup for over 2 years now and
I have no need to replace it. I know that I am cleaning it very well, and
that it's disinfected so why would I need to replace something that isn't
broken. That's just wasteful.
Waterlily716: all the reviews for menstrual cups on here are positive. :) nice review
SheLUVSPearls: I'm a virgin, so if I use this, will it poke/break my hymen ?
Margaret Gardner: @Nieceboo95 You have to empty it at least once every 12 hours. So twice a
day. Many women empty it in the morning when they get up, then they don't
have to mess with it again until they get home in the evening! Once your
period is over, you clean it and store it in its bag until your next period
Sarah Carnachan: do you dry it off before you re insert it?
AndallthatRush: @JustPeachy85 if your doing a sexy crazy dance.. on floors and
stuff...would it be possible for it to fall out? kinda a disturbing
question lol sorry
JustPeachy85: @liyisa Personally, I do not enjoy the feeling of wearing bulky pads (or
even the thin ones) and defiantly do not enjoy the feeling of being wet for
the entire time. It just feels dirty to me. But everyone is different so
it's a matter of personal opinion. I hope this addresses your concerns.
xoxstella: You'd get type 2.
JustPeachy85: The stem does stick out quite a bit. They recommend not trimming it all the
way down since they claim it's hard to remove when the time comes to empty
it but for me, I trimmed it down all the way and have no issues with
removal. I trimmed both of my menstrual cups (from different brands) and
have not run into any problems. Try it with the stem, if it irritates you,
trim it with cuticle clippers. It makes the edges smoother than if you'd
naners1225: you can actually wear them for 12 hours.
jasmine McWilliams: What if u had a child and your under 30
Heyitsaisha: Thank you for this! I've had my period for a LONG time and I can't believe
I've walked past this so many times without stopping to check it out!
JustPeachy85: @1DawnMarie1 When I first read about it I actually laughed at the concept
but once you get past the weird idea of it, it really is a great solution.
At first I thought it was going to be gross and messy but it's not at all.
Definitely worth a try!
Mallory Schloss: Im on birth control right now and my period always comes in the middle of
the week. Would you think it would be a bad idea to try it for the first
time when a school day would be in the picture?
Eredrim1: Hi!! The difference in size is small, so if you're unsure I recommend you
to get the bigger one, specially if you had your child naturally (not by
cesarean). Best wishes!!
Andy R: @missamericanpie1 some
BeLlaFuXia: Thanks for this!
jenny07la: good point. You can also disinfect it with ethanol or isoppropyl alcohol.
WhereTheFenceIsLow: while rinsing it out, I'd be worried about public rest rooms and grossing
out people who could possibly see it. Is it easy to hide? Have you ever had
an issue with this?
RCInspireGirl: I remember when I used U by Kotex ones....Gah, I'd have to get another box
after every 2 periods. I'm switching to the Divacup this cycle, and I hope
for the best. And if anyone else says it's unsanitary, go tell my dentist
that a retainer or mouth guard is unsanitary. Same concept.
Nieceboo95: Okay, I'm kind of confused. Do you take it out every time you're done with
your period or do you keep it in for the whole time or what? And how would
you take it out?
Christina Cain: Is this good for someone with a heavy flow?
Rachyd6411: If you've had a baby either vaginally OR c-section you should get a size 2.
Just so nobody is confused. Thanks for the review! Can't wait to get mine
in the mail.
Dawn Torres: I have to say this seems a little strange but I actually do want to try it
liyisa: @JustPeachy85 Very nice and politically correct answer...so what can I say,
good for you then ! Good luck !
JustPeachy85: Most women only need to change it once a day since normal flow doesn't fill
it up all the way. So if you have an above average flow, you'd most likely
need to change it twice a day. You can know how heavy your flow is by how
many times you are currently changing your pads or tampons. If you have to
change them frequently (like every 30 min-1hr) you have a heavy flow.
Christine: Oh and I haven't seen anyone else comment on this but you can leave it in
for 12 HOURS, not 8. That means I put mine in first thing in the morning
and take it out right before I go to bed!