This Friday's Feature results from a lovely coinciding of events-- my flow and a visit to the Alexandria Whole Foods, where you can purchase the Diva Cup while grocery shopping.
It is no secret that one of my favorite products is my Diva Cup. When I think I have lost it, I am sad, and I am happy when I find it is not gone forever. I have been using it for a year now, and I must admit, I have absolutely no desire to go back to any other menstrual product.
Another bonus for the Diva Cup, according to information presented on their website:
Women, on average, experience a lifetime menstruation span of 41 years (11-52). From use of disposable feminine hygiene, an estimated 12 billion sanitary pads and 7 billion tampons are dumped into the North American environment each year (1998). More than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999. Our revolutionary, reusable product is a modern, viable alternative to disposable tampons and pads.
Even if the numbers are over-estimates, the impact of every woman using a disposable product is huge!
Ever since I have gone public about my switch, friends have been trying and liking the Diva Cup. Maybe you will too?