The Diva Cup: A New Alternative

Although Diva Cups are considered to be easy, eco-friendly, and overall a viable alternative to tampons and pads, they can be a little tricky. Which is why I’ve created a short list of pros and cons for the Diva Cup:

 

  1. They are better for the environment.

    With the amount of tampons and pads used by women around the globe, there is plenty of waste. With the Diva Cup being reusable, there is close to zero waste with using it regularly.

  2. They last longer than tampons and pads.

    You can wear your Diva Cup up to 12 hours before needing to change it, even with a heavy flow. While most pads and tampons only last about 2-4 hours depending on flow.

  3. They can be a little tricky to get used to inserting and taking out.

    It’s not exactly like putting a tampon in, something a lot of women have been doing for years. The Diva Cup can be a little tricky to figure out what feels most comfortable for you and your body. There will be some shifting and moving at first, but as you use it more, it will get easier! The same is with removing it, it will take some time to get used to and find the “stem”.

  4. They may seem “pricey”

    I always thought that Diva Cups were too expensive but if thinking about how many times you can reuse your cup (as long as you take care of it and sanitize properly), in the long run the cup will be far cheaper than purchasing boxes tampons and pads.

  5. Clean up and sanitization can be a hassle.

    Unlike tampons and pads, to reuse the Diva Cup you must clean and sanitize it between reinserting it and using it multiple times. This may be a quick wash with soap or completely boiling the cup (but be careful not to melt or burn it).

 

The Diva Cup may seem like a foreign idea to those who are tried and true tampon or pad girls, but it is honestly worth a shot to try it and see if it could change your life for that week of every month!