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Old 10-15-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Has anyone used the "Diva" menstrual cup? How well does it work? Would you recommend it?
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Has anyone used the "Diva" menstrual cup? How well does it work? Would you recommend it?
I am very interested in this as well. I have tried the Instead disposable cups and absolutely hated them. I would also love to hear anyone's experience with the Diva cup or Keeper.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there...
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I can't even imagine the mess the would create. I think you would need to be a person with a light cycle.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:58 AM
 
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I have never used it, but I had friends who swore by it. I think it worked as well as a tampon... so if you normally wear a tampon with no leaks, then the Diva should work for you. If you leak out of tampons, though, then you'd need to use a backup pad.

I use cloth pads most of the time. They are so much more comfortable than tampons and disposable pads. I actually made mine out of flannel, but you can buy them as well.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I can't even imagine the mess the would create. I think you would need to be a person with a light cycle.
I would imagine there would be a lot of...sloshing around

the diva cup needs to be washed out and disinfected a lot, and I don't have that type of time or dedication, especially since i spend, on average, 12 or more hours out of the house. so much easier to change a tampon in a public bathroom than to empty out and rinse out a reusable cup.

anyways, I'll try to find the link, but there are some sites w/ detailed info about alternative menstrual products like cups and reusable pads
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Menstrual Cups - Keeper, Divacup, Mooncup, Instead, Lunette


I bought a Keeper and it was just too much trouble getting it in. I didn't use tampons before so I'm sure that is what made it harder.
I think it's a great idea but it's just not for me, at least right now.

Right now I used cloth menstrual pads which are great.
I would recommend pads from www.saucytos.com (It takes a while for shipping but they are worth the wait), www.vajpads.com
You can also find a lot on etsy.com, just search cloth pads.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Ick to both a cup or cloths! It's tampons all the way--use and dispose!
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: WA
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Tried this and it just doesn't work with some body shapes. Not for me. Messy.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I do not have to use anything, but I saw this product in the store the other day and it absolutely disgusted me.

It sort of reminded me of a contraceptive device. I can't even remember what they are called.. ugh
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Was it the Instead cup? I do'nt know if they are still around, but I remember them being advertised years ago.
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