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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Top 5 reasons to use a DivaCup

So, I'm officially a DivaCup aficionada. I have achieved expert insertion and extraction. I am totally sold on the DivaCup and its many wonders. Never again will I rely on anything but my MonkeyCup.

And here are my top 5 reasons why:

1. No string
2. No leaking
3. Only needs to be changed twice a day
4. No garbage
5. Period? What period?

There are a few others that didn't make the list; like no scratchy insertion and removal, you can wear it at night, etc. But there are a few that really shouldn't make even the top 100:

1. It doubles as a stylish hat for your pet squirrel
2. Add some accelerant and it makes a great rocket
3. It inspires you to dig out that Kegelcisor your husband bought you for Christmas
4. The suction is intense!
5. You're never without a cup at the drinking fountain


Anonymous said...

Hilarious. You almost make me wish I still needed one just so I could try it. Almost. :o]

anna j said...

go diva!
yet another convert!

Greenpa said...

No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment. No comment.

No comment.

April said...

I, I, I, don't know what to say. I feel violated.

Crunchy Chicken said...

april - if you and your body-function-sharing self feels violated, then I suspect rechelle will be lying in the fetal position rocking and mumbling to herself.

I still don't get it, though. Perhaps you need to watch more medical dramas?

Piddler said...

I felt the same way. I couldn't believe how quickly I loved it and knew I wouldn't go back. It is a great thing and anyone who hasn't tried it, should.

Anonymous said...

Oh Crunchy,

I think you've given Greenpa a breakdown.

P.S. I love the Diva too!

Isle Dance said...

Excellent feedback. How would you compare the DivaCup to the Softcup ?

Sara said...

Oh my goodness. Hilarious. I must run out and get a pet squirrel now. They do take a bit of practice, but I love mine too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe... I might be thinking about trying it...but I'm still kind of trepidatious...

Crunchy Chicken said...

sandy - yes, a few too many visuals may be a bit much for Greendaddy. I do think he secretly loves it all and would like to comment something funny, but he doesn't want to come off as sounding like some creepy old guy with a menstrual cup fixation. Am I right, Greenpaps?

rachel - I'll wear you down one of these days. Maybe I'll sneak one into your desk drawer when you aren't looking.

isle dance - somewhere in the DivaCup discussions people are mentioning their experience with other similar cups. I can't recall offhand if Softcup was included though...

Late Bloomer said...

There's been so much talk about it recently that I did go out and get one last month.
I have to say, it did take a little getting used to, but turned out to be very comfortable, easier to use than I first thought, and very reliable.

Greenpa said...

Hmpf! You MIGHT take note that I am the ONLY male to dare enter this conversation in ANY way! I should get credit for extreme bravery in the gender wars! :-)

The nice thing about "no comment" is that the reader is free to interpret. Interpret away!

And don't forget I have a 2 year old daughter, with an IQ somewhere around 500.

Oldnovice said...

I have two daughters and I sent in for the Diva Cup for both of them yesterday. I chose that over the others of the same principle because it was on sale for $19.95 at LuckyVitamin (or something like that) while the others cost over $30.00 each.

I'm just going to give the girls one as an option. They're grown, so whether they use it or not is none of my business, kindof like their sex lives.

Rechelle said...

Crunchy Chicken Lady - That is just messed up!

Anonymous said...

Woman, you are so darn wacky that I am in tears with laughing!

Christy said...

I used my Glad Rags for the first time this week and love them! So if anyone is looking for a reusable option that is external, Glad Rags are great!

Jess said...

Oh this is great! My sister-in-law and I bought them last month and have both been very happy. She's going to try the Moon Cup UK in addition, but I'm sticking w/ my Diva! Love the second #5 on your list!

Anonymous said...

Well, I must need some more practice, 'cause things didn't go as well as I'd hoped trying out the monkey cup at work today... I guess I should've had a few trial days at home first.

ST said...

isle dance -
The other cups we were talking about were Instead Softcups. Both a friend and I tried them, and we were very unhappy. I tried Divacup and loved it, and she recently tried it too. I got an email from here with many 'thank you!'s
Besides not being as good of a product, the other thing that got me is the instead cups are one time use only - you're throwing away PLASTIC! Gross!

Marieke said...

I'm another DC user who would NOT recommend Softcups AT ALL. They don't work well for a lot of women, and they are disposable - not friendly to the earth or my wallet.

I'd use tampons over those things and I don't ever plan on going back to tampons.

I just started using my own homemade panti-liners too!

just ducky said...

I've got an important question---what has everyone been washing their Diva Cups with? I just bought mine and will be using it for the first time in a week or so. It says in the instructions to use DivaWash or unscented soap---neither of which I have on hand. Ideas?

ST said...

Washing the Diva cup - I come to that same problem too... until I realized we had a massive stash of ivory soap. I found it worked well. It's unscented (or something like 99.99% - whatever the commercial says) and I usually rinse very well. You don't need very much anyways.

Unknown said...

I just found your blog... and just wanted to add that it's the perfect shot glass size too.. ;)

Anyways, I've been using a menstrual cup for years. I love it! I never used tampons, never wanted to and they ALWAYS felt uncomfortable for me. I tried the Instead Cups, but in addition to not being 100% re-usable everytime, they kept on falling out!

Talk about an embarrassing moment when you're playing soccer and then you feel something slip out!

The Keeper was the first one I used and I didn't bother trimming it, but after it got stolen (don't ask.. long story.. they didn't just take the Keeper), I started using the DivaCup and it is sooo much more comfortable once it's been trimmed. I often forget I even have it in!!

Anyways, I'm happy that there are so many converts happy with this Cdn product.

Happy uses!

PS: Sorry for the TMIs!

Anonymous said...

I got mine at South Coast Shopping for only $16.99 and it came one day! These guys are fast.

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