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.
esadimplezlowks: I love how it works but i had to stop using because my stomach would start hurting real bad :(
KatelynnDoodley: Yeah, I'm only 14 and barely use tampons. not gonna use this.....
esbeidyr1: Cant it get stuck? Thats scary what if it pushes its way up during the day
JustPeachy85: I am not bothered by a smell. It is very similar to the smell of using a pad...it doesn't smell great. It's easily rinsed and cleaned and the cup itself doesn't smell after it's been cleaned. While it's in, there is NO smell...in like using pads.
heather holt: I haven't tried it yet but am intrigued to! I would probably use a pad with it for awhile just to be safe and make sure I'm doing it right! Sounds amazing! Thank you for this review! I heard another one about how she changed her opinion because it smells awful! Is it that bad?
nayasumei: Yes, they hold more than tampons, I have a heavy flow and always leaked with the disposable stuff which I had to change often, I only have to change 2-3 times with my cup. Just make sure you get the right size and length (there are many options besides the Diva Cup) and practice mostly at home at first.
christinatulip17: Is this good for someone with a heavy flow?
WhereTheFenceIsLow: You pee from your urethra.. thats not where it goes. so no problem there.
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?
Shakti080: I started using it on a work day, and yeah, I was a little worried that I did it wrong. I checked it all the time, but it never failed! I like it so much, but I'm sure it's not for everybody.
sneakerbabeful: No, but it can be sterilized by boiling it in a small pot of water for 3 or 4 minutes.
The Effortless Naturalista: It isn't affected by urinating. Pee as much as you want!
SonnySulouff: What about when you pee?
ffets: i love my diva cup! i will never ever go back to tampons! fortunately, i don't get bad cramps so its easy to forget that i even have my period.
mandingo8923: What if you bleed alot??? Do you have to change it like every 5 minutes? Its kind of gross
MooMooMotherfucker: Oh my god, good. I was imagining you putting the bloody cup in with the dishes. Ieeeeew.
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
MooMooMotherfucker: That's disgusting.
rosestainedglass: I looooooove the reason for why you tried it. I'm pretty sure everyone who started using it, began for that reason. haha.
Brandy Labranche: I love the diva cup :3
monroe444444: One of the best inventions ever. This will save you hundreds every year plus the waste going to the landfill. Only 30 dollars at iHerb (free shipping to U.S. & Canada, 10 dollars off with code PEY561). Seriously, you will never go back to pads and tampons. (The Moon Cup is even less - but I haven't tried that one.) Make sure you order the correct size for you.
xoxstella: You'd get type 2.
xxitsmyfault: Is it dishwasher safe?
sylvieflip6: heard about his from many of my female friends. thanks for explaining it in detail!
Mary Alice Orent: oops she just said it LOL jk
Mary Alice Orent: how much was it?
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.
Natalya S: Menstrual cup can be ordered from iherb.com Looking dial diva cup I love this store for a great value for the money. $ 5 discount on the first order of $ 40 or $ 10 for orders of $ 40 with the code of XOY964
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).
jasmine McWilliams: What if u had a child and your under 30
TheKatastropheee: In boots they have something called a moon cup, which is practically the same, look at the moon cup uk website for details. Its about £21 .
naners1225: you can actually wear them for 12 hours.
naners1225: i love my diva cup. it is amazing. you hardly have to worry about your period. with tampons i felt like i constantly had to change them. i will never go back. plus when i used tampons i would get horrible headaches but now i don't get the headaches at all. i would totally recommend investing in one of these ladies!
ilovewhosline: Ok well I'm 16 and I have been using tampons for 5 years I live in the uk and I have never even seen this kind of product in boots or a pharmacy and I cant purchase online and am open to giving it a try since I have long days in school and I work so I find it hard to get time to change can anyone help me as to where I can find this sort of product???!!!!!
meemeeciicii: naaa not for me-id make such a gross mess-i'll stick to tampons
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.
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.
Patricia Marie: what is you're having a heavier flow one day? Like how would I know how often to change it?
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 side!!!
trschooling: They say on the packaging to just wipe it off with toilet paper and then wash it when you get a chance. :)
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!
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.
Slightlyinsaneisok: no. you have two separate holes
Slightlyinsaneisok: It might break it but chances are you have already broken it without noticing. Sometimes simple activities like running, horse riding or bike riding can break it.
Slightlyinsaneisok: you can just wipe it out with toilet paper then later when you get home you can wash it properly.. Its not going to hurt you by not rinsing completely because you are just putting it back where it was a few moments before
RajkumariMaahi: what if you're in a public bathroom while you have to empty and rinse your cup?
jenny07la: good point. You can also disinfect it with ethanol or isoppropyl alcohol.