Monday, August 10, 2009

Adding my voice to the awesomeness of the Diva Cup

Yeah, this is a period post, and certainly can fall into the TMI category. Male readership, I'll give you a free pass on this one, but I still issue the challenge to stay, since I'm all about normalizing the natural process that is the female menstrual cycle.

I had heard about the Diva Cup before, but wasn't that curious about it. It wasn't until this post, which I found via Shakesville that I found myself reading more about it. In fact, after only an hour of posting my comment at Jump off the Bridge, I located a store that carried the Diva Cup, and rushed off to purchase one. And then the impossible happened--I couldn't wait for my period to start so that I could try it out.

It has been such a relief, especially since my period started while I was on my vacation. I was thrilled not having to pack extra tampons, or having to count out the day's rations before going somewhere. The cup is ten times more comfortable than tampons, and is actually pretty simple to get in place. I don't know about anyone else, but after a week of using tampons, my lady parts are a little less than happy. And of course there's that good feeling that I'm reducing waste by using a reusable product. So now I'm saving money, I don't have to worry about running out of tampons, I have no worries about leaks, and I'm using a product that is not the least uncomfortable. I'm going to call that a win.

My only regret is not buying this miracle product sooner.

Now, if only I didn't have to take a handful of ibuprofen to get rid of these cramps, it'd be like my period was nonexistent!


sally said...

See, I'm telling you, Diva Cups really lead to happier periods! I agree that the cramps are still not so much fun, but still. I just started my period today and can't find my Diva Cup -- I think the menstruation goddess is playing tricks on me...

stufflikemikans said...

I actually want to try this. However, I'm pretty sure they don't carry them in Japan.

That reminds me of an experience of buying tampons here. The ladies at the register gave me kind of an embarrassed look. They put the tampon box in a plastic bag, then they put it in a paper bag and sealed it with tape. Yeah...nice and discreet. They do the exact same thing if you buy porn here!

FilthyGrandeur said...

@ frau sally benz--
darn that menstruation goddess!

@ stufflikemikans
if i had the extra money, i'd totally send you one! but alas, i am broke (but i will send you the other thing i promised, but that's a surprise!) i miss you!!