So maybe you’re into my rantings about using reusable cloth pads, but you just can’t bear the idea of switching to pads? Did you know there is a REUSABLE TAMPON?! Well, kind of… it’s actually not a tampon, but it is a reusable internal period catcher, a silicone cup. I have been too chicken to try one out, so I had one of my loyal followers give us the low-down on what it’s like to try the DivaCup for the first time. She might just convert me!
Since my fourth son was born in 2008, I felt this need to do whatever I could to help our planet. I realized I couldn’t do much just by myself, but I decided to try using cloth diapers. As I was researching which brands were the best, I discovered the DivaCup. To be honest, when I first found it, I thought it was absolutely disgusting.
Years went by and I was discussing my monthly period with my sister-in-law, who is from England. I have extremely heavy periods. We are talking like the first two days I can’t go anywhere because I’m running to the bathroom every 45 minutes – and they have only gotten worse the more children I have had. She then told me I needed to try the “moon cup,” which is similar to the DivaCup.
A few months went by, and after one particularly grueling period, I decided I had had enough and was going to try it. Can I just say: I absolutely love it! No nasty tampons that gush when they leak! I still have to wear a back-up pad on my heavy days, but I can last about two hours, versus 45 minutes with a regular tampon. You don’t feel it at all, and when it’s full you take it out, wash it, and put it back in.
The best part is you can leave it in for up to twelve hours. No more worrying about leaving it in too long on your lighter days and risking getting TSS. You can also put it in before your period, if you think you’re getting ready to start, and not have to worry.
And not to be graphic, but it is fantastic at catching the “leftovers” after sex. My sister-in-law and I are on a mission to convert as many women as we can to using the DivaCup. Best invention ever!
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What do you think? Would you ever consider reusable pads or the DivaCup? Why or why not? I’m curious! I am happy to answer any questions you have!
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8 thoughts on “[Girls Only Please] Jenn Learns to Use a DivaCup, A Reusable “Tampon””
It took me years to finally try the Diva Cup, now I don’t know what I did w/o it, Oh yeah, I remember, lots and lots of changing pads, washing them and still a little leaking on the heavy days. It has truly changed my life! I can actually go out of the house on those first days!
This is totally anecdotal but I swear the months I use it my cramps a little less.
If you haven’t tried it you simply MUST!
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Thanks so much for sharing! I might almost be ready to try… almost!
I used it years ago; it wasn’t for me, but thanks for the reminder. My daughter might dig it. 🙂
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It’s probably not for me, either, haha! But I am determined to spread the word!
OK…so…how is it when you take it out to wash it? I just have visions of it gooshing all over the place and being a big nasty mess. Maybe I’m not coordinated enough…I think I’d rather use tampons. LOL.
I will ask Jenn! I don’t know the answer either.
I can see why that would be a cause for concern. But actually, if you pull it out slowly and keep it upright it doesn’t spill, usually. It is really hard to pull out fast though. Also, you’re usually sitting on the toilet when taking it out so any spill will just go into the toilet. Honestly, it hasn’t been an issue for me though. Good luck!
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Thanks so much for the answer, Jenn!