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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 8:51:36 AM PST
It is a brand of menstrual cup and it comes in two models Diva Cup Diva Cup 1 Pre Childbirth and The DivaCup Model 2 Menstrual Cup

Both can be purchased through Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 9:26:45 AM PST
ecomommy1221 says:
you said you have been using the Diva cup for 8 years. How many times have you needed to replace it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 6:20:23 PM PST
I love to use cloth pads, I know that's not an option for everyone but they are wonderful and like the cup, no running out, no trash and no toxins! Party in my pants is my fav!

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 1:41:42 PM PST
Can you do vigorous exercise while on the cup? Running and cycling, etc? Thanks

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 1:53:08 PM PST
Yes, absolutely. I've not tried swimming, yet, but I imagine it would be especially well-suited for that, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2012 11:58:14 PM PST
Joy1991 says:
You are allowed with the Diva Cup at least (I can't speak to the others) to go to the bathroom without taking it out... which seemed super weird to me at first but now I'm all about it! I would suggest looking for a cup with a higher capacity. I personally use the Diva Cup and haven't had any problems despite having a generally heavy flow for the first few days of my period.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 1:34:05 AM PST
Scarlet says:
I adore my MoonCup, it's much more comfortable than tampons, less drying, and no irritating string poking out. It's allowed me to travel without worrying about sanitary provisions, and I don't have to feel responsible for a lifetime's worth of tampons washing around. I cut the stem off straight away, though, as it was pretty uncomfortable!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 11:58:59 AM PST
Kendra Boone says:
Hey, I use a moon cup and I recommend them to every single woman. My husband even recommends them to women [when it comes up]. Everyone has to help spread the word haha, but the fact is it is more sanitary and better for your body. I would just read reviews of cups and see what works for you. There are two sizes- you've had a baby size, or you haven't had a baby size. This is due to the anatomy of the cervix and how it changes after a vaginal birth. Whether or not you are a virgin has no relevance. I wouldn't say you need any tips. This is going to improve your health and your life just by using it.

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Posted on Apr 25, 2012 2:13:32 PM PDT
Soda Pop says:
Get a Meluna! I have two and they're great, they're the perfect size & shape for me. You can order straight from their website (they're based in Germany) and it takes about two weeks to get it. I will never go back to tampons and pads now that I have them.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 2:51:40 PM PDT
Helen says:
I have a mooncup - brilliant! Would never go back to smelly tampons. Takes a while to find the right method of folding/insertion for you, but you'll never look back once you've sorted it. Emptying is easy - tip onto some paper in the loo, wipe with some more paper and then rinse. Slightly more messy than a tampon but worth it in every way!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 8:32:10 PM PDT
Jeneen Burns says:
They hold so much that many women will empty in the morning and then before bed. I have very heavy periods that require more frequent emptying and find that going by the clock every few hours is fine. If it is completely full it might start to slide down but I am not expecting that to happen to the average person. You will get no more blood on your hands then if you used a tampon. A few pats of tissue on the bottom will be all that is needed. You just empty it into the toilet as you are sitting there. At home I rinse it in the sink but out and about I use some wipes to clean it. Once you get the hang of it you will not need a pad but if you have very heavy periods and are used to using a super pad and super tampon at the same time then you might want to have a pad on with the cup.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 11:26:43 PM PDT
jens says:
I have had the same problem--with the leaking and the Insteads--did you ever find anything that worked better--I really want to find one that works!

Posted on May 19, 2012 6:54:48 AM PDT
P. Ousley says:
I'm 21 and have used the Diva Cup since I was 16. I only replaced it once because I lost it, but otherwise there is no need to. It has changed my life. The only thing is, I cut the stem off the cup (you don't need it, to get it out you just bear down a bit and grab it) because I found it to be irritating. Don't be afraid to cut off the stem! The Keeper has a longer stem which I found to be less irritating when I tried it, but I prefer a stemless experience. Since the silicone is nonporous, it's even possible to wipe the cup with toilet paper to clean it if you are in a situation without clean water. It did take me a little while to get the hang of back when I was 16, but it was so worth the effort! Some digital sex is possible with the cup in, but probably not sex with anything too large.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 3:05:45 PM PDT
Mindee says:
I was wondering, if I'm raveling for work and have to change it at the airport, what do I do? I can't imagine washing out at the public sink. Should I bu two and keep the dirty one in a baggie until I can get to the privacy of my hotel room?

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 3:24:27 PM PDT
River says:
Don't do that! I love Dr. Bronners for everything, but you need to follow the instructions for cleaning, sapponified oils will actually break down the silicone in most of these!

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 6:06:18 PM PDT
Would a diva cup make a good gift for a coworker or is that too forward?

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 5:54:53 AM PDT
Chelsea says:
I have Diva as well. I would really like it but I just can't get used to the feeling... especially the little "handle" part. I have tried everything with it... I just am not comfortable wearing it. I really really really wish I could overcome this obstacle with it.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 6:50:09 AM PDT
Terri says:
I've used the diva cup and the Instead Softcups. If you are comfortable with your own body I would highly recommend both. I love the diva cup because it's reusable and convenient when traveling. Not to mention you get a good idea of your flow when you take it out, if you are into that sort of thing. I loved the instead softcup for other reasons. The main reason is that it can be used during sex. You're partner may or may not feel it but I haven't had any complaints ;) Both take some practice and patience to get used to but are well worth it as you don't have to change/empty them for 12 hours. They are wonderful for those us with heavy flows.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:52:19 AM PDT
Terri says:
You can simply empty it into the toilet and wipe it with toilet paper and reinsert. Missing one washing won't hurt you. Just make sure to wash it well the next time you empty it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:55:01 AM PDT
Terri says:
Yes, yes, and yes!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:58:11 AM PDT
Oh! You cut the whole stem off -- I have been afraid to do that and that is the only thing that bothers me about mine. So you can just pinch it to get it out? I'm worried that I won't be able to pull it out easily -- any advice?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 8:52:58 AM PDT
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