Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm a Diva!

No, I am not kidding. I have been using my Diva Cup since Monday, and I am a total convert. Yes, there are times when it is less than... um... well... sometimes it is "icky," but I think that is mostly because I am not used to seeing my "flow" in a cup like a shot of vodka or something.  However, I must say I think I forgot to empty it yesterday, but when I did it this morning, there was still room available in the cup. When using tampons or a pad, it seemed like my flow was heavier, but it really just appeared to be that way.

Why have I decided to stick to the Diva?

  • Environmental-- nothing to toss, resuable, all that good stuff. 
  • Extremely comfortable-- I actually forget that I have it in!
  • No risk of TSS
  • Easy insert, taking out
  • Not nearly as messy as I had feared
  • No more wet string!
  • No leaking 
I'm sure there are more reasons, but those are the ones that came to mind immediately.


Rachel said...

Another Diva convert! I'm so glad you're loving it.

Jennifer and Anthony said...

Wow! So interesting - I have not heard of this before. I will have to check into it!

Kaytabug said...

Seriously? I am so grossed out by my own flow that I can NOT imagine having it filled up in a cup and then having to dump it out and go forbid clean it out to reuse it! GROSS!

But I give you a GINORMOUS HIGH 5!!!

KaritaG said...

Yeah, I don't know, I am really trying hard to convince myself that this is a good idea but I pretty much try to avoid looking at blood - period (haha, no pun intended). Mine or anyone else's. So I'm not sure how I would handle that...but I still say KUDOS to you, for sure!!!!

maggie's mind said...

Yep, I am a convert, too. I posted about it recently as well. There was a definite learning curve involving fear and pain and panic, but once over the hurdle, I am in love for a million reasons.

Rebecca said...

Love the list. Looks like mine, but I didn't have the "no more wet string" item on mine. You're right, the wet string is gross.

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I'm just not sure I could handle it. I definitely think you are awesome for using it though. I am going to have to think on it. I definitely think it is a great alternative to pads and tampons.

Maria said...

Nature Moms has a great post on alternative products.


Maria said...

Let's try that link again. You'll have to repaste it back together though.

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