My first thought when I heard about such a thing as the menstrual cup was quite literally is this another money-making scam people participate in to save the earth, i mean, what more do we have to do?! There were other thoughts, but it’s best to keep them just that; thoughts. This happened almost a year before I purchased my own so in the meantime between finding out about them and trying one for myself, I got extremely annoyed at the constant chore of purchasing tampons and pads, and started becoming sickened by the idea that tampons now felt unhygienic (side effect of researching menstrual cups maybe?). And then I saw this review by Rhian HY of Wifelife. From watching the video, I was sure I wanted to try it out for myself.
I watched the video when it was first uploaded in April of this year, and I didn’t purchase the cup until early August. For two reasons: cost and Australia, together. Menstrual cups haven’t really “hit” Australia yet so the only option is to purchase from overseas, well unless you want to get ripped off by someone else who purchased them overseas. So I finally purchased mine from iHerb here, keeping in mind that there is two sizes most notably known as pre-childbirth (1) and post-childbirth (2). If you’re after size 2, you can find it here. Why did I choose The Diva Cup specifically? It was the one that was widely available and also, I’d heard much more about the Diva Cup than the Luna etc.
- You get 12 hours of “leak free” protection- so you don’t have to constantly head off to the bathroom to change your tampon.
- It is ridiculously comfortable, I mean, I don’t even feel it.
- To insert the cup, it is rather easy (I use the folding in half and and half again method)
- Don’t worry it won’t get lost in your canal because it really has nowhere to go.
- Much simpler than worrying about tampons and pads, if you have enough, if you need to go buy some more, and what about on holiday? So easy.
- (Learning Curve) It was a struggle to get it out the first time! It also hurt coming out the first time
- You may have thought you’ve seen the worst of your period, but you really haven’t until you see it in a cup for the first time…