If you are a 1) person who has menstrual periods and hates buying overpriced wads of cotton or 2) a person who hates landfills and can influence your friends/family who DO have periods or 3) some combination of the two, then read Allie’s review here. (Link broken! Allie’s blog has changed names, and that review no longer exists. Mysterious! Allie does give a mini-review here.)
I’ve used my Diva Cup for years now and highly recommend them to ladyfriends.
Five [Somewhat Personal] Points for Inquiring Minds:
— I hacked the entire stem off mine, it was pokey and wholly unnecessary
— Speaking of wholly unnecessary things, I’ve never bought DivaWash.
— I bought size B, recommended for woman post-vaginal childbirth or past 30. Why? Because it’s a mere two sixteenths of an inch different than size A. Why shell out twice?
— I’m not married to this brand. The Keeper/Mooncup may be cheaper/readily available in your area. The Keeper predates DivaCup AND is made in America, both good to know.
Note that the Keeper/Mooncup sizing system is opposite DivaCup’ s: Keeper says B is for pre-baby, A for after.
— Like many other women, I had FAR fewer monthly cramps once I switched from tampons. I’m a believer.
Any further questions, class? Please leave a comment below.
(Psst! If you’re shy about girl-function talk, then send your questions to rebekah (at) jauntydame (dot) com.)