Would you use the diva cup?

chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
I ran across the Divacup a few days ago and I have been pondering getting one but I am really unsure about it.

would you use one? Have you used one?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I have used one and love it
25  (30%)
I have used one and its ok but nothing great
I have used one and didn't like it
5  (6%)
I would consider using one
34  (41%)
I would not use one
13  (16%)
I have not heard of it before
4  (5%)
other?
2  (2%)
Total votes: 83
Poll is closed
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Envy Envy
Never used one before but am thinking about it. I am a really heavy bleeder, though, and it's hard for things to stay in me, so I worry that it might not even stay in place.
05/28/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by chantalgiardina
I ran across the Divacup a few days ago and I have been pondering getting one but I am really unsure about it.

would you use one? Have you used one?
I have heard about them and seen them. But I haven't really thought seriously about using one because tampons and pads are really easy to use
05/28/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
The Divacup is not for me, but I've heard some good things about it.
05/29/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by chantalgiardina
I ran across the Divacup a few days ago and I have been pondering getting one but I am really unsure about it.

would you use one? Have you used one?
There are a few discussions on this somewhere on the forums, you may find the wealth of info there very useful. Just type in diva cup in the search bar up there, should pull them up.

I don't have much of a menstrual cycle since I began meds to stop it (health condition caused me to have debilitating cycles) but I would not use one anyway. My twin did and it was messy for someone who has an extremely heavy flow and we both did, she still does. She said it didn't feel comfortable like a tampon. You can feel the cup. It was just not easy for her and I would not be comfortable with something that does not absorb the blood.
05/29/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I'd consider it but I'm not really sure if I would. I'm worried about not having it in right or it moving and there being a mess.
05/29/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I would consider using one, but I don't have periods anymore because of my IUD.
05/29/2012
Rey Rey
i have heard about them, but i'm not sure i trust them being a secure fit?
05/30/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I absolutely want to try it eventually
05/30/2012
FeKitten FeKitten
My best friend has one and she loves hers! I've been thinking about getting one. I normally wear Softcups... I love them! I'm also a heavy bleeder and I can still keep them in and stay clean.
05/30/2012
Rossie Rossie
If you don't mind getting your fingers bloody while you're removing the cup, then it's a go for you; just make sure you get the right size.
05/30/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I just started using it last cycle and I really like it, it doesn't leak like a tampon can (once you get a handle on putting it in right) and it doesn't dry you out like a tampon either, I'm really happy with it.
05/30/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Unless you're using natural sponges or cotton pads, there are a ton of chemicals in tampons and pads. Some of them cause more bleeding, especially in the case of tampons.

I had a very heavy, painful flow. When I switched to the Diva Cup, I noticed less cramping and a slight decrease in my flow. It was still so heavy that I could only wear my cup for about 4-6 hours (depending on how heavy I was) during my heaviest days. It was much better than changing a tampon every 1-3 hours though. I no longer needed to wear a pad for backup, either.

I had a thermal ablation done because my period was really, really horrid and painful. If it weren't unsanitary, I could probably use a Diva Cup for two straight days now, my period is so light, but since that's really not good for you, I can change mine every 12-14 hours now.

Once you get used to it (you gotta give it a couple months of cycles), you cannot feel it. I sometimes forget I am even wearing it now.
05/30/2012
Makoto Makoto
Oh my friend had thermal ablation, it's done wonders for her.

As far as divacup goes, I'd like to try it but I haven't had the extra cash to buy one yet.
05/30/2012
A.noel A.noel
I have had a diva for 5 years and i absolutely love it.
I have only had one issue with leaking, so for me it is the best option.
And not ever having to spend money on pads or tampons anymore is probably the best part!!
05/30/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
I'm def interested in them!
05/30/2012
Nirelan Nirelan
Quote:
Originally posted by Bex1331
I just started using it last cycle and I really like it, it doesn't leak like a tampon can (once you get a handle on putting it in right) and it doesn't dry you out like a tampon either, I'm really happy with it.
Ugh the drying out!
05/30/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by chantalgiardina
I ran across the Divacup a few days ago and I have been pondering getting one but I am really unsure about it.

would you use one? Have you used one?
Nope, I have no interest in it.
05/30/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
sounds interesting.... I would try it for sure.
05/30/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have thought about using them when I stop my shot to cleanse myself out. I am on the shot so I don't get my period. But I do go off for a couple of months to cleanse out my system. I really don't like tampons unless they ob. I really don't like pads either. If it is not messy and not to bad to insert I may give it a try.
05/30/2012
Alepet Alepet
Quote:
Originally posted by chantalgiardina
I ran across the Divacup a few days ago and I have been pondering getting one but I am really unsure about it.

would you use one? Have you used one?
I LOVE my Diva cup! I paid $40 for mine....that was 6 years ago!!! Its so easy to use & clean...and my internal tree hugger loves that I'm not throwing away tampons.
05/30/2012
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I use the silicone Moon Cup and I love it. We've had a couple of disagreements (one time I spent 4 hours trying to get it out because it somehow got wedged way too far up there and the suction wouldn't release) but I still adore it. It's so much more convenient. I have a heavy flow and I'd go through countless other products a day and it was a pain to make sure I had a supply handy all the time. Plus, I'm rather sensitive down there and tampons and pads would leave me terribly irritated. This thing is a dream.
06/03/2012
joja joja
I love my Lunette cup! Once I got the hang of using it I had no problems, save for forgetting I was on my period because I don't have to think about it.
06/03/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Personally? No I wouldn't.. I think they would be too messy. I've looked into them, but I don't like the idea of period blood pooling in my vagina... NO THANK YOU!
06/03/2012
palindromic palindromic
I have one and it's great. I can't feel it (I could when I first started, but you get the hang of inserting it and making sure it stays in) and it's so much better than having to change tampons every 2 hours like I used to. I bleed fairly heavily and now I barely notice my period most of the time (save for when I forget to take ibuprofen) since I don't have to take the cup out very often.

You do have to be somewhat comfortable with getting a little bit of blood on your hands and with putting things into/taking things out of your own vagina. Some folks are really squicked out by menstruation, but I find that using the Diva Cup has really made it feel less gross to me.

Additionally, it's already saved me more than its own cost in menstrual products. That's awesome.
06/03/2012
MaeGal MaeGal
I've considered using it, I've just never gotten around to giving it a try.
06/05/2012
peachmarie peachmarie
I've thought about that since pads are such a pain, their scratchy and always give me a friction rash, but i don't like having things inside me like tampons because i feel like i can always feel them and it psychs me out. Also up until a month ago i was on the pill which really limited how much i would actually bleed, i would only have mild cramps with like two days of spotting and then slight bleeding for a day and that was it. So boy was i surprised when i got my IUD and my period re introduced itself as a terrible bitch, i bled so much i was a little nervous about it and had at one point such heavy cramps that i was sure my uterus was trying to push itself out. So I'm hoping that that was just the initial period after my IUD acting up cause otherwise i may need to look into something like the Diva cup for my bleeding.
06/17/2012
Doll In Dungarees Doll In Dungarees
Yep, I use a Diva Cup. I've also used a Keeper link in the past. I picked up the Diva Cup at Whole Foods, because I felt like the latex material the keeper was starting to bother me.

Any one who is thinking about using a cup, should look into the different brands available. They are slightly different designs/sizes.
06/18/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
I used to use one, but I had to stop. After a day or two using it, I would get abdominal cramps.
06/18/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
Can't live without mine....well, I could, but I wouldn't be happy about it.
06/18/2012
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