Tampon. Pad. Diva Cup?!
We’ve all been in a situation where we needed our go to our friendly neighborhood gas station for an emergency box of feminine products because we ran out on our vacation. Or how about the time where you’re in a public bathroom and the tampon vending machine has just eaten your quarter without giving you the cotton plug you desperately need? Maybe it’s time to consider the option that sticks with you through light and heavy flow. I’m talking about the Diva Cup.
The Diva Cup website describes it as “a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing your menstrual flow. Perfect for all activities (on air, land or sea), its easy care and use make for a better period experience. Wear The DivaCup for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry.”
Consider, for a moment, that amount of garbage you will be reducing by using a diva cup. No more used tampons or pads AND you’ll save on TP as well by not having to wrap those puppies up before throwing them away!
Before you starting thinking “ew. I don’t want to have to wash that thing out!” think about one of the major concerns women on their periods are self-conscious about. Smell. Blood develops a different smell when exposed to oxygen. Pads and tampons are exposed to the air when you wear them and will create an odor throughout the day. Because the diva cup is internal, you will not have that problem.
Any woman should be able to use this product. It’s flexible, comes in different sizes, and can be used even if you have an IUD or NuvaRing.
If you decide to try out the Diva Cup, you’ll have to replace about once a year. And at roughly $32 a pop, you’ll be saving yourself some dough. Probably not a TON of savings, but savings nonetheless.