DivaCup - Menstrual Cup - Feminine Hygiene - Leak-Free - BPA Free - Model 1
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About this item
- Reusable Period Cup: Say goodbye to tampons and pads with comfortable, eco-friendly protection
- Silicone Menstrual Cup: Made of 100% medical grade silicone with no chemicals, plastic or dyes
- Made For You: Ideal for women between the ages of 19 and 34, who haven't given birth vaginally
- Recognition: The DivaCup is recognized by the Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
- Covered By: The Diva International, Inc. 90 day Satisfaction Guarantee and Limited Warranty, additional terms apply, see below for details
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Challenge the period status quo.
We’ve been out here revolutionizing the period game for over 15 years. But, don’t just take our word for it, check those reviews.
You'll get the hang of it in no time.
Why switch to the DivaCup?
300 lbs. 300 bloody pounds – that’s how much waste the average person creates in a lifetime using disposable period products.
Want to save that money? The DivaCup can be used for up to a year, and sometimes longer. So, do the math and switch to the DivaCup.
Spend less time worrying about leaks and looking for bathrooms. The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours, depending on your menstrual flow.
The DivaCup is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, durable and chemical-free vaginal cup that will save you both money and time. By switching to the DivaCup, you will no longer produce 300 pounds of waste, which is about how much an average person creates in a lifetime using disposable feminine hygiene products. This also means no more spending tons of money on pads and panty liners, since these menstrual cups last up to a year. The DivaCup is soft and made from durable silicone that becomes more flexible with body heat. This menstrual cup is made with women's health in mind, so say goodbye to feminine pads and tampons. It features leak-resistant air holes under the rim to create a seal that secures the cup in place. It is simple to grip for easy removal. Once the cup becomes too old to use, the DivaCup is recyclable where facilities exist. We have also implemented our own program with the use of a very sophisticated holographic sticker so you can authenticate your cup online.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 2.6 x 1.65 x 2.6 inches; 0.51 Ounces
- Item model number : RDC10672343
- Department : Women
- Date First Available : December 7, 2003
- Manufacturer : Diva International Inc.
- ASIN : B000FAG6X0
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,602 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household)
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100% medical grade silicone, with no latex, dyes, rubber, plastic or BPA.
Model 1 - For women under 30 years old who have never delivered vaginally or by c-section.
Model 2 - For women over 30 years old and/or for women who have delivered vaginally or by c-section.
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-blood in a cup
-cleaning out a menstrual cup anywhere but home
First, insertion/removal is SO MUCH EASIER WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRICKS!
1. The instructions come with two modes of insertion. The first is the normal one you see, and the second has been my go-to. (See picture for reference.) You place your finger on the edge of the cup and push it down towards the center of the cup, this creates a triangular shape. Now, the top of the cup is the size of a tampon, and it’s far easier to insert. I also think it makes it easier for the cup to unfold correctly when placed.
2. Don't worry so much about the shape of your vagina- if you have inserted a tampon, you’ve got the idea. Same goes for relaxing your vagina muscles- I never focused on it, and it never became a problem.
3. Checking if the cup is fully expanded is hella hard for me. I twist it as much as I can, then I usually give up. You can feel when the cup expands just from the base, and this has been enough for me to tell. I haven’t had a single problem with leaks.
- Removal: now this was interesting. My first removal felt like I was giving birth to a lime sized baby. The suction truly does exist. By fear not! As soon as I figured out the right way to do it, it was smooth sailing on USS Menstrual Cup. The trick? Push it out. Literally. The first time I tried to remove the cup, I thought I had forever lost it to the seas of the female body. The moment I discovered I could push it out, the stem would beautifully present itself without any trouble. Wow! You’ll still want to pinch the cup to break the seal, but that’s the easy part. Getting the thing within pinching distance was a really simple but for whatever reason completely unintuitive thing to me *facepalm*.
-Blood in a cup sucks. You’d be amazed at how unappealing it looks. Prepare yourself. If you’re queasy, this might be a struggle for you.
- Where/when?? Every 12 hours is SOOO NICE! Trust me, you’re usually home within 12 hours. If you’re not, find a private bathroom, take it out, rinse it off, stick it back in. One reviewer mentioned she does this in the shower at night- genius.
Overall, this has been really exciting! Pads suck! Tampons turn your precious ecosystem into a desert! The diva cup isn’t perfect, but it’s the best menstrual product I have ever tried.
*I would not recommend this product to someone who isn’t ready to go digging in their vagina quite yet.
Okay, so nearly everyone with a period will tell you NO UNDERWEAR IS SAFE. No matter what you use, no matter what color the underwear is, the blood will find a way to destroy it... UNTIL TODAY.
I wore PRISTINE WHITE AS LILIES PANTIES the other day. And as I was getting ready in the morning I was like "Wait, I'm going to get my period soon. Better cup up to be safe."
I went through my day living my life with no hint or indication that I was bleeding from below, that is until I emptied my cup.
THAT MOTHER WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM. Apparently I had not only gotten my period but the entirety of a Quentin Tarantino film had taken place under my skirt. I'm talking elevator-of-blood-from-horror-masterpiece-The-Shining levels here.
And my snow white panties? NOT A DROP ON THEM. You would have never known my vagina was the battle ground for Freddy Vs. Jason. Needless to say this is the BEST THING for people with periods to avoid holding another mourning session for their favorite pair of undergarments.
Never using pads or tampons again. THANKS DIVACUP!
2) you must be comfortable getting a bit messy
3) have a sink nearby
If you are dry it can be a bit of a pain to get situated. There are a few ways to fold the cup to get it in and have it pop open but not all will work every time. I have had to insert and reinsert this a few times because the cup wouldn't open.
I will push my vaginal walls out with my fingers in hopes to open space up enough for the cup to pop open - this works about 50% of the time.
I will spin the cup to make sure nothing is pinched in still - this will cause leakage, and spinning helps prevent a vacuum seal which will make removal difficult.
I insert and remove at home - where I have a squatty potty. This, I have found, helps everything immensely! I have tired to insert in the tub while squatting, sitting on a regular toilet in a public bathroom, and while standing with a foot up. Using the squatty potty is the easiest, followed by the tub.
Public bathroom is the worst due to fear of germs, dropping it, getting to a sink etc. This should not discourage anyone tho! I have had years and years of practice with tampons and have been using this for not even a year! Learning curve is there, but once you know how to get it in and get that down it just becomes practice.
Tips: you should NOT leak, if you are leaking it is not in right or you have the wrong size in. I am 32 with no children and use Cup 1 - I have purchased cup 2 to see what the difference should be. There are also different brands - if Diva doesn't work another style may help based on the depth of your cervix.
These cups wont be too big - the vagina is like an umbrella and will open to accommodate the 'girth'. You should not feel this at all (unless you kegel). Tampons you can sometimes feel - they are long, or are poking something in an odd angle, and they dry you out - this, you should not feel at all as the vagina itself has no nerve endings. However, if you are uncomfortable the stem could be to long, you could have a shallow cervix, or it is in at an odd angle and poking at the wrong angle. If so, take it out and re-insert.
You must fold this to insert it!
Tip 2: Before you insert clean yourself up, insert it, and clean yourself up again. This will help you figure out if you are leaking truely or it is just blood caught around the cup after insertion.
Tip 3: know your flow! I have overflowed this cup once - I noticed leaking and removed the cup; it was full!
If you have mucousy flow it will 'fall out' as you remove the cup. Be prepared!
Sanitize in boiling water after your cycle. This should last you YEARS!
I purchased DivaCup Size 1 as my first menstrual cup. My cat has a rubber and now silicone fetish and proceeded to run off with it after I rinsed and put it on the sink before insertion.
Figured I would buy some of the 'generic' or less expensive options, try them out and compare since DivaCup is on the pricer side.
DivaCup $28 ish
Anigan EvaCup 2/$35 dual pack
I chose the LARGE or Size 2 for each cup except my original Diva
To start all cups are the same in height - about 2.5" high - you can see in the image with the yard stick
I used each cup for a few days of my cycle, both light and heavier/mucusy flow. All worked perfectly, there were zero leaks
DivaCup Size 1 is for prebirth/under 30. Size 2 is postbirth/over 30. The difference is the overall width through the entire cup, the difference is slight.
DivaCup is by far my favorite except that the stem is open - that collects blood/fluid and it is difficult to clean. The wider stem does help it with removal but not all the time. It also only comes in clear, it will eventually discolor since blood stains.
DivaCup has a moderate firmness and a thin edge. It is easy to fold and insert and opening is not an issue most of the time (suction is to blame the times it is difficult)
Blossom Cup is my second favorite. It is visually similar to Diva, comes in funky colors which is a bonus for the staining. I got Red which is really a salmon color, should have chosen lime green. It has a thin edge just like Diva and is moderate in firmness. Easy to fold and insert, opening is not an issue. The body is slightly softer than Diva which may make removal difficult. I tend to grab the base just above the stem to remove.
My least favorites are a tie between EvaCup and Athena Cup for different reasons.
Athena Cup is SOFT - very flimsy, the edge and body squeeze too easily and they just feel inadequate. The softness of the cup makes it hard to have the edges pop open inside you. These cups were the ones I had the most difficulty with.
I just could not get these to open without a lot of internal manipulation (pushing the vaginal walls out to give the cup room to expand). I also had a tough time removing the cups - because they are so soft when you grab the body of the cup it squishes, I couldn't get a good grip. They do come in funky colors and I love the black and teal.
EvaCup has the exact opposite problem, they are FIRM. The edge of Eva is thicker than Diva and the rest, not in width but in length down the cup. This edge is very firm, much firmer than the body which is firmer than Diva by far. This makes folding the cup much more difficult and insertion harder. It does help with popping the cup open but I found if I didn't have a really good firm grip on the cup it opened before I had it high enough. I could feel the cup and had to remove and reinsert a few times before it was high enough and in the right spot to do its job. Eva also comes in some funky colors - the two that came in the dual pack were pink and purple.
Any of these will work, the best is to pick one and figure out what you like/dislike. Too firm, not firm enough, hard to remove?
Firmer go with Eva, softer go with Athena, somewhere in the middle Diva or Blossom
Colors - go with anything but Diva
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Last week I realised my period was going to coincide with my holiday to Spain and the month before that was at a festival (nightmare) so I decided to go for it.
I am 34 and had 2 c-sections but I decided to go for the smaller size to see how it goes because when I have smear tests etc. they always have to use the smaller size.
Upon unboxing I was surprised to find it was bigger than I imagined and I struggled with getting it in place at first. I could still slightly feel that better stem but it wasn't uncomfortable as such. I found laying down to put it in for the first time helped.
Removing it is a strange sensation. It's not painful but a little bit uncomfortable but it's only 2-3 times a day so it's fine.
Not having to bring tampons on towels on holiday has been fantastic and as I am in Spain (can't flush things down loo) and staying with family I haven't had to worry about disposing of such items either. I've been swimming every day and sleeping in pure white sheets and not had a single leak. The first 2 days I was removing it every few hours as I was paranoid about leaking but once I got familiar with the amount of liquid I realised I only really needed to do it morning and evening (may be different for some women).
My period has been shorter and less painful and just less hassle and I will never be going back to disposable sanitary products again.
As others have mentioned it really helps with cramps, there are no nasty smells, no waste to throw away (or try and find a bin for), and you feel SO clean and free!
It's quite hands on and a tad messy on day one, which can seem unpleasant to some, but just embrace it and it will give you a new respect and understanding for your body. I found inserting this really simple and comfortable, and couldn't feel it at all once it was in. Removing it the first time was a bit scary as I was surprised just how far up it goes, but this makes it really comfy once in. Just relax, get into the right position and have faith that it can't go anywhere and it will come out with ease after a couple of tries.
I've heard that some sanitary products contain ingredients that make your cycle last a little longer to use more of their products - now I don't know if that is true, but one of the other bonuses for me with the Diva Cup is that it has knocked two days of my usual cycle time, so maybe there is some truth to it!
If you're hesitant to get one of these just jump in, give it a try and find the right cup for you.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2020
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2018
These are the only brand I've tried so I can't really compare them - I originally got the small size as I'm a small build who hasn't had kids, but then it kept leaking so I faced reality and my advancing age, and bought the large size. I did find I had to enlarge the holes around the rim for it to stop leaking. I'm not sure if this was a sanitary thing to do, but it definitely means they don't get clogged and lose their seal any more. I also have a low cervix and find that the tail on these can be a little uncomfortable when I foray put them in - I'm not sure if other brands do this too, but to me it's an ok price to pay for the large capacity.
I have a crazy heavy flow as I have inoperable fibroids and don't fancy a hysterectomy, so these still get emptied every few hours on my heaviest days, but that beats every 30 minutes changing tampons. They can be emptied over a toilet with a bottle of water or wipe with loo roll, though it's much better to wash them in a sink if possible. After owning one for about 6 months I'm buying a backup now , as I can't imagine losing it and having to go back to tampons and towels.
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