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diva cup? Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
22nd Jan '13

not sure if this is in the right spot...



i keep hearing moms on here mention a diva cup.. WTH is it?????



i JUST saw a mom say she was using it to help her and her family go green. now im even more confused lol

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25111 posts
22nd Jan '13
~*Lette*~ 50 kids; Kailua, Hawaii 710 posts
22nd Jan '13

It's an alternative to pads and tampons. It's a washable cup that collects the blood. Sounds gross but I've heard lots of great reviews from girls I know that use it.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Jan '13

A cup that goes into the vagina and catches the blood instead of a tampon. You dump, rinse, reinsert, and go on about your day about two or three times a day until your period ends, then sterilize it for next month.



They're amazing. My periods are shorter, less painful, less smelly, less messy, and more hygienic now. And my vag isn't dry for a week after my period because the cup only catches. It doesn't absorb all the natural lubrication and destroy it.



Plus, noble aches or horrible absorbent chemicals in your crotch!!!



I'm never ever going back!!!!

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Jan '13

I'm about to order some knitted tampons because I'm so scared of the diva cup. Lol

Tara Howell-Straight 1 child; Frenchtown, Montana 215 posts
22nd Jan '13

I read about it, but never used one. I read if you keep it in to long or have a REALLY HEAVY flow it can cause toxic shock syndrome alot more than regular tampons.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25111 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" I'm about to order some knitted tampons because I'm so scared of the diva cup. Lol"

I am going to do this too, but I'll still be using the Diva Cup as well. I just wanna try the knitted tampons haha.

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I♡C.:</b>" I am going to do this too, but I'll still be using the Diva Cup as well. I just wanna try the knitted tampons haha."</blockquote>




I just want ti try it to say I have. Hah

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tara Howell-Straight:</b>" I read about it, but never used one. I read if you keep it in to long or have a REALLY HEAVY flow it can cause toxic shock syndrome alot more than regular tampons."</blockquote>



TSS is from the chemicals in tampons.



Can't get it from silicone.



You can get an infection if you don't change it for long periods (8-12 hours is norm. I've forgotten for 24hrs before when I accidentally fell asleep before emptying at bedtime and didn't wake til morning)

Tara Howell-Straight 1 child; Frenchtown, Montana 215 posts
22nd Jan '13

TSS can also be caused from other things not just chemicals I had a friend get it during pregancy and she wasn't using a tampon while pregant, killed the baby, and almost her so uh ya w/e

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Jan '13

And TSS is actually an infection---any foreign body can cause an infection (including an improperly cleaned cup), but you're MUCH more likely to get it from porous and non-sterile tampons ---they're not manufactured to be sterile, btw)



You can't get it from silicone itself or from your own blood. So, properly clean your cup each time and you're MUCH less likely to get TSS.

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" A cup that goes into the vagina and catches the blood instead of a tampon. You dump, rinse, reinsert, ... [snip!] ... lubrication and destroy it. Plus, noble aches or horrible absorbent chemicals in your crotch!!! I'm never ever going back!!!!"


is it easy to clean and like insert/remove? does it make a huge mess since it "collects" the blood?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
22nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Deborah B.:</b>" is it easy to clean and like insert/remove? does it make a huge mess since it "collects" the blood?"</blockquote>




It takes a little practice (2-3 days) to get the hang of it.



It's totally comfortable and I often forget I have it in til I go pee.



And it doesn't make a mess at ALL if you get a little practice. But since you only have to empty every 12 hrs, I've only had to empty it out of the house a few times. I just grab, dump, reinsert immediately when I'm in public and use TP to wipe my fingers til I can wash in the sink.



I only made a mess once---DH barged in and startled the shit out of me when I was emptying it. He was supposed to be at work and DS was napping so I wasn't listening at all and nearly had a heart attack when he came in...that was fun!

Charlie's Lovely Mommy 1 child; Granville, Massachusetts 1794 posts
22nd Jan '13

That must really, really hurt though. Like seriously, shoving that huge thing up your vagina.

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Charlie's Lovely Mommy:" That must really, really hurt though. Like seriously, shoving that huge thing up your vagina."


:lol: It's soft. Have you ever seen a silicone cupcake liner? It's like that.