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Diva Cup Review

Alright ladies! It’s time to talk periods. Most of us get them but it still seems to be a taboo thing to talk about, which is something that should change. There are a plethora of options when it comes to period products. So, I’d like to review my new favorite device, the Diva Cup, and the pros and cons that come with it.

Reminder: This is just my opinion, and what works for me might not work for someone else. I believe everyone should try different options to know what works best for them. And if it doesn’t work for you, don’t sweat it, because there are more ways than one. I'm also not sponsered by Diva Cup, so you can trust that there is no baises here.

First, what I like about the cup. The best part for me is the time limit. Unlike tampons that must be changed every four hours; the cup can be worn up to twelve hours before removal. For me the reality is, when I wake up in the morning and before I go to bed are the only times I have to deal with it. So the “midday change” of trying to find time to go to the bathroom or find my stash of tampons is no longer an issue. And a bonus is that, I can do it in the comfort of my own home.

Another plus for me is the safety of the cup. The cup is made out of 100% silicon which is safer for the body than the unknown ingredients of a tampon. So, you don’t have to worry about toxic shock syndrome.

As a college student, price is another factor. Even though a cup is more expensive than a box of tampons it can last for years to come. If you’re willing to pay a little extra up front it will save you in the long run. Also, it does cut down on the waste created, which in turn is better for the environment.

Now to what I don’t love about the cup. The mess could be a problem. If you don’t take it out quite right or if it’s a heavier flow day it can be traumatic. With a tampon since it soaks up the blood it’s not so bad. And you can just throw it away, not having to deal with it. But with a cup it’s a different story. I haven’t had too many problems with it but if you don’t do well with that sort of thing I would maybe not recommend this product.

It also takes some work and maintenance. Just like using a tampon for the first time, it can be intimidating. You might not get it just right but the more you practice the better you get at it. Maintenance is, cleaning it after each removal and sanitizing it after each cycle, which can be a hassle.

Overall, I love the Diva Cup. It works best for my lifestyle and the pros outweigh the cons. I would love for women to try different products. Just because most people use tampons, doesn’t mean that’s the only option.