Saturday, May 26, 2012

Diva Cup Review & Giveaway

*This post will be talking about a woman's menstrual cycle so if you are uncomfortable reading about the subject then I would not read this post.


I have never been a big fan of menstrual pads or tampon products for my menstrual cycles. Pads always caused me to break out in rashes no matter which brand I used and tampons just weirded me out because I really had no idea what I was inserting into myself. I am sure that I am not the only woman weirded out by tampons either. Since I have been trying to go greener with my family I decided I needed to find something else to use for my menstrual cycle other then menstrual pads or tampons. I thought about cloth pads but wasn't to wild about the thought of throwing them in my washer. I was excited when I started to see some of my fellow blogging friends writing about the DivaCup and I was instantly curious about it.
 
Have you ever…
  • co-opted toilet paper from a public washroom as a temporary measure
  • planned a vacation around your period
  • avoided white pants for that one 'special' week of the month
  • done a supplies hand-off with a girlfriend while the dates weren't looking
  • cautiously tucked the telltale string into your bikini
  • accidentally pulled a mystery object from your purse in front of a curious male audience
  • scuttled to the washroom to survey the leak damage after a sudden 'surge'
  • clogged your toilet with "flushable" feminine products
  • left a party with a jacket tied around your waist...?
I know that I can personally answer YES to almost all the questions listed above how about you? Well I am so happy that I no longer worry about any of the questions above thanks to the DivaCup. The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects the menstrual flow. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly. When I first inserted the DivaCup I was worried that it would slip out or that I would feel it and neither happened. I really like that the DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use so no worrying about leaking and having to change your bed sheets. I also like that the DivaCup is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. There is No need to touch the flow. It is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove, and there is No mess!
 Do you play sports and are always worried when it's time for your menstrual cycle? The DivaCup ends the hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving you true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose. The DivaCup’s expert, proprietary, patent-pending features make it comfortable and assures ease of use and reliability. Perfect for traveling, running, biking, hiking, dancing, camping, swimming, diving, scuba, yoga, extreme sports and more...
The DivaCup is also: 
Latex-free, BPA-free, plastic-free
No dyes, colors or additives used
Comfortable, reliable
Clean, convenient, easy-to-use 
Worn for up to 12 hours at a time 
I must say that I rave about the DivaCup to all my friends now that do not know about it! I will not go back to pads or tampons now for my menstrual cycles. I love the freedom the DivaCup has given me from my worrying about my menstrual cycle. I really do recommend this product for any woman who dreads her menstrual cycle coming and all the worrying that comes along with it. Wondering where you can Buy a DivaCup check out their BUY NOW section on their blog to locate a local store by you. Make sure you use their sizing guide to make sure you get the correct size of DivaCup for yourself as well. They offer two sizes for women!



The people at DivaCup have been gracious enough to offer one of my lovely lady followers a DivaCup.

This Giveaway is Open to the US & Canada!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
















49 comments:

  1. I have never tried one, I think it would be a great opportunity to see if I like it.

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  2. I have been wanting the Diva Cup for a few months. I started with the changed to Cloth Menstrual pads and LOVED IT. Now that its summer though I want to be more comfortable with the Diva Cup! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. It sounds really convenient and comfortable, and I would love to try one!

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  4. I'd love to get away from using tampons. This would be great!

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  5. I would love to try one of these! I've been planning on cloth pads after this baby is born, but I have to admit the idea weirds me out a little too!

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  6. Id love to have a diva cup because they are easy to use and better for the environment :D
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  7. I am making the switch to mama cloth after my baby is born and think a diva cup would be great to use in combo with them.

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  8. I hate basically throwing away our money on disposable pads and tampons so I have been looking for a better solution.

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  9. I'm not using tampons anymore and I NEED a diva cup!

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  10. I'd like to try it because I'm allergic to tampons

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  11. I would like to try it and see if I can stop buying tampons

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  12. I figured "why not"... and see if this was better than the alternative... :)

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  13. I just got my first pp period and would love to switch to reusable products

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  14. My flow has increased since getting an IUD put in and I'd prefer not to have to keep wasting money on tampons!!

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  15. because tampons are gross to me now that I've used cloth on my babies!

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  16. I'd like to try it so I can stop buying tampons!

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  17. I'd love to have an extra to give to a friend.

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  18. I'd love to have one because I cannot use tampons

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  19. I"m tired of throwaway products.
    vrclay30 at yahoo dot com

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  20. i would love to try a diva cup so that i can sleep for more than 8 hours without worrying!
    quietct at gmail dot com

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  21. because I have been using instead, but they leak. I think it is because the mouth is so wide, and with the diva cup it will fit the cervix better!
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  22. I've been wanting to try one for health and environmental reasons - I'd love to eliminate the chemical exposure for myself and eliminate the waste of tossing disposable products.

    Also - I tried to like DivaCup on FB, but I'm at my FB "like" limit....I had already clicked enter for the rafflecopter -please delete that entry for me, if possible!

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  23. i'd like to try one - i dislike disposable products and am allergic to them

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  24. I have a size 1, but I have a baby now, and another one on the way. Seriously, time for size 2.

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  25. I'm 15 and I want to go to high school without mapping out all my classes and the nearest bathrooms!

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  26. I am working on switching to mama cloth, and the next step is a cup.. but I just haven't brought myself to get one yet. This would be a great opportunity to try out.

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  27. I am so done with the sudden "surge"! This would be great it I won it.

    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

    heather abbe

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  28. I would really love to try a cup as a more natural alternative to tampons. We use cloth diapers but cloth pads gross me out (I don't like pads in the first place)

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  29. I would really love to try a cup as a more natural alternative to tampons. We use cloth diapers but cloth pads gross me out (I don't like pads in the first place)

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  30. We try to go all natural and homemade with most of our everyday stuff. This is something I have been interested in for a while. It would be great to try.

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  31. I'm very curious about this product but am afraid to spend the money if I hate it

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  32. I'd love to have a more ecofriendly option for that time of the month.

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  33. My teen daughter wants it - she tried one before and loved how it didn't interfere with her day.

    Dawn
    www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

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  34. I really need to stop using tampons...

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  35. Still haven't had my period since the birth of my daughter, but now that I am cloth diapering, I just feel like this is next extension of switching to natural methods for myself!

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  36. I have sensitive skin and tampons irritate it as do pads.

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  37. The price of feminine products is ridiculous. After my csection on 2 July I plan on getting the mirena.

    I am also not a fan of pads as they always slip around and I feel gross wearing them. I would also like to not clog up the septic tank with disposable tampons.

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  38. This sounds so much better than tampons or pads. I would love to try it.

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  39. I would like to have the diva cup because i often get irritated by the string that hangs off of tampons. I find it to be itchy (with all brands i've tried). I think the diva cup would be an amazing alternative!

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  40. I am a religious Diva user but I got pregnant obviously didn't need to use one! In that time the 1 year mark passed and I had to throw it away so now I need a new one!

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  41. Have been wanting to try this for awhile! Would like to get away from having to use pads and tampons.

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  42. ive never thought I could do it-but am re-thinking after these reviews. I would try it!

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  43. i've been wanting to try one in my efforts to live greener.

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  44. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    I'd like one because I've heard great things about them!

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  45. Convenience and no chemicals

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  46. I would like to try the Diva Cup. After I had my children I started having bad reactions to pads and tampons. I had not thought I really had another option. I just dread my menstrual cycle.

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  47. I have wanted to try one for a while now

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