May 30, 2016

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE DIVA CUP


I had been wanting to try out the Diva Cup for a while and had never gotten around to do it. I had watched videos, read some blog posts about it and I knew I wanted to try it eventually. I just needed the push to actually get on with it. That push happened last week.


DAY ONE

I got my period and I decided that I suddenly got really annoyed by tampons and pads. I didn't want anything to do with them. So that night I went and got myself The Diva Cup. I decided to get the soap along with it because why not? It took me a few times to get the hang of actually inserting it. There are two kinds of folds recommended on the little pamphlet that comes in the box. The U shape and the Push-Down fold. The U shape was a definite no for me so I tackled the Push-Down fold. There are other folds you can check out here. 

What I learned today:
1. Relax and listen to your body
2. You probably won't get it right on the first try and it's ok
3. Trust The Diva Cup

Relaxing is obviously a must when inserting the cup since it is fairly larger than your average tampon. When you insert it you need to ensure that it has fully opened so you need to insert a finger or two inside yourself to feel the outside of the cup and twist it in a 360 to make sure it will not leak. It took me a handful of tries to get it right and I would say the shower is a perfect place to test it out since you're relaxed under hot water and have enough space to find a good position. 



DAY TWO

I successfully slept through the night with no leaks and I feel great. The cup didn't bother me while I was sleeping but it definitely took some getting used to the feeling of it. Taking it out to clean it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Your pelvic floor muscles are very helpful when it comes to removing the cup so do those kegel exercises! 

What I learned today:
1. Removing the cup isn't as scary as it seems
2. You don't bleed as much as you think
3. It isn't gross at all

Removing the cup was really easy for me. All you need to do is pinch the base of the cup with two fingers and carefully pull it out. My fingers didn't get all bloody or anything, the outside of the cup was really clean. I carefully dumped the blood in the toilet and washed the cup (and my hands) before using it again. Inserting it was a lot easier this time. I'm still loving it!! 



DAY THREE

I feel great! I can't feel the cup or anything. I change it maybe twice a day and I would consider myself as someone who has a heavier flow. I was surprised at the amount of blood I would find after wearing it for 12 hours; less than half the cup would be filled. It might be the placebo effect but I haven't experienced any cramps, which is a big success for me. I usually get really bad cramps in my lower stomach and thighs. 

I have been watching more videos on Youtube of girls talking about their personal experiences with The Diva Cup. Some of them were talking about how the stem of the cup didn't bother them at all, while other had cut it off. That night I decided to cut the stem of mine since I found it was what was bothering me. Once I cut it, I found myself not feeling the cup or any sort of discomfort at all. 


My cycle is now over and I'm really happy I decided to test out the cup. I definitely won't be using anything else but this for the rest of my life. It's friendly to the environment, friendly to your body, and all around a super clean and safe way to take care of your period. I've been recommending it to my friends and I really hope you're inspired to give it a try if you haven't already! 

Let me know your thoughts on the Diva Cup and if you would give it a go! 


Daphne
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3 comments

  1. thanks so much for this review, I've been curious about the diva cup for a while now!

    Rachel @ lawandluxuryblog.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed!
      I hope you try it out :)

      Daphne

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    2. Anonymous8/21/2016

      Tried it for the first time yesterday. Filled it in less than an hour each time, and I do mean filled. While it did not leak like a tampon would have, removal left the bathroom floor much like a crime scene, without spilling the cup. Sore from the constant changes but not giving up yet. I do find removal a little difficult still.

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