DivaCup ® Review – Is it a Hit or Miss?

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Diva Cup Sizes and Models

The Diva Cup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in Canada. It is made of Silicon and comes in 3 different sizes/models:
Diva Cup
Model 0 (S)
40 mm
67 mm
56 mm
11 mm
17 ml
23 ml
3.5 /5
4 /5
3.5 /5
Diva Cup
Model 1 (M)
43 mm
67 mm
56 mm
11 mm
20 ml
27 ml
3.5 /5
3.5 /5
3.5 /5
Diva Cup
Model 2 (L)
45 mm
67 mm
56 mm
11 mm
25 ml
30 ml
3 /5
3 /5
3 /5
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The Divacup is one of the first menstrual cups to ever be manufactured, and is actually the only brand of its kind to receive the ISO 13485:2003 certification (a regulatory standard for quality of medical devices that is difficult to achieve.)

It has earned a viable reputation for being a safe medical device, has earned countless awards, and received the highest accreditation for being a quality-certified, feminine hygiene product.

Ever since the beginning of time, women have been plagued when their monthly time comes to pay a visit. Although menstrual cups have been around for nearly a century, it was only recently that they started becoming more recognized as an ideal option for personal female hygiene purposes.

“Divacup Made for Women, by a Woman”

The Divacup works simply as a shield that is easily placed into the vaginal canal to collect menstrual fluid and can be used as an alternative to tampons and sanitary napkins by women. It is economically sound, eco-friendly, convenient, and a most reliable solution to the common “period woes” we experience time and time again.


Divacup Models

The Divacup Comes in two sizes for your convenience.

1. Divacup Size 1- Pre-baby or for women under age of 30

The first Divacup model (Size 1) is specifically for women who have not had a child, teenagers (who already use tampons), and women who are under the age of 30 years old. The bell on the Size 1 Divacup is shaped a tad smaller than the (Size 2) which is made for women who have reached the age of 30 or had a child.







2. Divacup Size 2- Post-baby or for women over the age of 30

As you know women who have had children previously or that have been more active sexually may be shaped a bit differently internally as a result. There is a special model (Size 2) for women of this category who are either 30 years or older or have had a child. The bell and shape on this size allows for a larger expansion and is constructed a bit bigger than Size 1 to accommodate (the natural after-process of childbirth, sexual activity, and aging.)







Divacup Special Features

The Divacup boasts a number of features that makes it unique when compared to other similar products:

  • Tested and Certified for Safety and Quality
  • Non-Toxic, Silicon Based, and Latex Free
  • Original “Menstrual Cup”
  • Developed and Created by a Woman
  • Sold and Highly Acclaimed All Over the World
  • Easy Grip Feature for Seamless Insertion and Removal
  • Extra Durable for Longevity of Use


Divacup Benefits for Women

The Divacup is designed so that it may be used beneficially, comfortably, conveniently, and safely. It supplies a number of benefits including:

Cost-Sparing: The Divacup in comparison to other feminine hygiene products (used for the same purpose) is economically ideal, because it is initially inexpensive and is reusable.
Eco-Friendly: Tampons and sanitary pads are not environmentally friendly and are difficult for the eco-system to break down. However- with the Divacup being reusable, it saves the environment from the paper-waste that accumulates from use of other non-recyclable hygiene products.
Safe to Wear up to 12 Hours: The Divacup has been thoroughly tested and is strictly silicone-based and is not made up of anything toxic that may pose health risks. You can wear it safely for up to 12 hours without the hassle of bathroom breaks every two hours.
Odor Inhibiting: The Divacup boasts the attribute of capturing odors before they become air-born, so wearing one can help you to contain the unpleasant scents that menstruation can cause.


Down-Side to the Divacup

Difficulty With Insertion at First – Although the Divacup is made to conform to any woman’s body (both sizes pre-baby and post-baby), some users have reported feeling a squishy sensation or like it is going to fall right out.This is a common complaint of using any menstrual cup that will occur when the cup is not inserted correctly. You may also experience leakage when the placement of the cup is not ideal. It may take a few times before you get the hang of inserting it properly all the way up to the cervix, but overall once you learn the trick- it will become a cinch to use.
Manual Cleaning of the Divacup – Another negative attribute to using the Divacup is the cleaning aspect of it. Since the Divacup is reusable, one must wash it regularly between uses. The care and washing of the Divacup may be a deal-breaker for some who are squeamish about stuff like this. But when the overall advantages of sparing harm to the environment, decreasing feminine hygiene expenses, and saving hassle & time are considered- for most the cleaning part is hardly anything to scoff about.

NOTE: The manufacturer of Divacup also offers a like-quality product- DivaWash, which you can purchase to keep your Divacup clean.









Frequently Asked Questions about Divacup

The premise behind using Divacup can be intimidating for people who are unacquainted with menstrual cups as a sanitary option. This skepticism can garner a number of questions that prevent a person from trying a menstrual cup on for size for themselves. We have addressed a few common questions that typical consumers have regarding Divacup:

“Is it painful to use a Divacup?”

No. Divacup is specifically designed with a soft-silicone to gently envelope your cervix. It can be easily and most comfortably be inserted. Most users bar no complaints about discomfort with Divacup use.

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“Can the Divacup get stuck inside me?”

Divacup consists of ridged-like that enable it to be removed easily and safely.

“How long does a single Divacup last?”

The general life-span of a Divacup is one year. This is an average and is solely dependent upon individual circumstances.

“Can I use the Divacup during intercourse?”

No. The Divacup can be worn during urination and while having bowel movements safely. However, it is advised to remove it before having intercourse. It also should not be used as a method of birth control.

“Can the Divacup Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome?”

Unlike tampons, the Divacup does not cause Toxic Shock Syndrome. There is no BPA, toxins, or dyes in the Divacup which pose any health risks to you.

“Is the Divacup easy to care for?”

Yes. the Divacup care instructions make it very clear that the maintenance and care for the Divacup are very simple.

“How Does the Divacup Work?”

The Divacup is a bell-shaped cup that collects and captures menstrual fluid. It is unlike tampons and pads that absorb fluid. It is placed on the inside of your vagina.



What Divacup Consumer Reviews Say

The Divacup has become a firm “monthly sanitary solution” for thousands of women all over the world, and comes highly recommended by countless consumer reviews that consistently rate Divacup with 4-5 stars.





Here is one of many customer reviews that we found that demonstrates a more than positive consumer experience with the Divacup:

 “Once I was up to speed on how to use it, I FELL IN LOVE with my menstrual cup!  I always used to be forgetting to tuck a couple tampons in my purse, or panicking because I’d lost count of the hours since I put one in.  Because it’s always with me, and only needs changing once or twice a day, I never have to worry about it anymore!  More than anything else, I just feel freedom!  I don’t have to worry about my period anymore.”

Source for Comment- http://www.greenideareviews.com/2012/05/27/using-the-diva-menstrual-cup-review-does-it-work/


About DivaCup® Company

The Divacup company and its products were founded and developed by Francine Chambers, a woman on a mission to provide a sound feminine hygiene product alternative to tampons and sanitary napkins. Francine became a strong advocate for menstrual cups, and partnered with her daughter, Carinne, to design her own models. In 2001 the company and the Divacup was established making Francine’s dream a reality.

In the 14 years since the innovative release of the Divacup, Francine and Carinne succeeded in pioneering the Divacup, menstrual cup. It has become as a feminine hygiene staple all over the world, and is the only menstrual cup that can sold in Canada. The Divacup is now one of the most recognized brands of menstrual cups of all others as it continues to be a premium-quality, menstrual hygiene solution for women and to deliver unprecedented satisfaction to women who like Francine, wanted a viable alternative to the “ick factor” of tampons and pads.


The Divacup: Is it a Hit or Miss?

The Divacup is one of a thousand menstrual cup types & brands that are produced these days. However after extensive research, it can be safely said that it is a top-notch feminine hygiene product. The rave reviews from women all over the world along with the company’s outstanding reputation speaks volumes about the product’s overall ability to deliver satisfaction on a multitude of levels.

At first the concept of using a menstrual cup may come foreign to you, but more and more women are choosing Divacup as their choice feminine hygiene option above all others- because it delivers innumerable benefits, is manufactured by a credible company, is proven safe & effective for its purpose, and carries very little adversities.

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  1. Overall Score

    Switched to Diva Cup recently and I will say it is probably the best menstrual cup I have used. First time it was little difficult to choose the model type. Got model 2 and it perfectly fits now.

    + PROS: Soft, easy to insert, comfortable, no smell
    - CONS: Difficult to choose the correct size/model, little hard to clean
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    Funny story. I bought a Diva cup and tried it out the days before YouTube videos. I gave up after having inserted it improperly and shovedo it to the back of my medicine cabinet. Came across the channel”put a cup on it” I tried it again with success. I am almost done having a period but I really wish I had started out with these and period panties and I might have not had such a terrible impression of periods. GO FOR IT☺☺☺

    + PROS: Perfect alternative to tampons & pads. Comfortable after you practice practice and try different folds etc. Try laying down really helped. No order or feeling like wet diapers from monster sized pads. Ideal for heavy flow
    - CONS: Just trying to get it to fit perfectly without leaks. It takes practice and finding the right cup. It's kinda like dating. Lol
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    I absolutely adore my Diva model 2! I’ve used other menstrual cups, so when I purchased the Diva I was an experienced cup user. I was hesitant about the Diva bc of all the mixed reviews. While all of the cups I’ve tried worked, meaning they cough my flow, none were the perfect cup I was looking for. They were either too short, too firm, too soft, too round, or a combination of these things. I purchased the Diva one day bc my period surprised me at work and I refuse to ever use a god awful tampon again, so I ran to the pharmacy and the Diva cup was all that they had. I’m over 30 and have had children, so I went with the model 2. I ran back to work to remove my toilet paper pad and insert my new cup (after sterilizing in the microwave in the lunch room). It was so COMFORTABLE! It opened well with my favorite fold (labia fold) and it sealed with a quick spin. I have quite a heavy flow, and I forgot about my period for the rest of the work day. At about 8pm I remembered my cup and now the real test came, removal. I have quite a high cervix and most cups are short for me. They ‘work’ but they can take a lot of bearing down to remove. The Diva was literally right there and so easy to reach! It was the easiest cup I’d ever removed! I was so happy I could cry (period). I inserted it for the night and at 6am I removed again and it was quite full but didn’t leak. On my heavy days (day 2-4) I do have to empty every 3 ish hours so I don’t overflow, but I have a copper IUD so that is expected (with tampons I was lucky to go an hour). If you have a regular flow, the diva cup should absolutely get you 10-12 hrs without overflowing.

    Now what I realized. The mixed reviews are bc the Diva is so widely available. Most stores that I’ve been in that carry menstrual products, carry the Diva cup. It is definitely the easiest cup to get. A lot of people buy this cup before doing any research and before knowing things about themselves that they should know before investing in a cup, like cervical height and pelvic floor strength! It you buy this cup and have a low cervix, it is NOT going to be comfortable as it is one of the longest cups. If you buy this cup and have a weak pelvic floor, it may not be the best cup for you!

    If you have a high cervix and find that most cups are just too short, I can’t recommend it enough!

    + PROS: -shape -firmness -comfort -availability -length -$$ -easy to insert -easy to remove
    - CONS: None!!!
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    It’s hard to insert, it hurts like hell when it’s in and even though I just took it out I’m still feeling like shit, it hurts so much to take out, seriously do not get this product you will be in pain

    + PROS: Non, I thought that it was going to be great when I got it that it was going to solve all my problems.
    - CONS: it fucking hurts
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    I absolutely love my diva cup!
    Inserting can take a couple of times to get used to & found the U fold to work well for me with no leaks.
    I don’t feel it & don’t need to worry about a tampon string showing at any time anymore.
    Now, taking the cup out can be hard ONLY IF YOU DONT DO YOUR RESEARCH.
    You need to use your myscels to get the cup to move down (as if your trying to do a number 2) after a couple of pushes/tenses the cup will be moved enough down so you can grip the base (not the stem) & by moving/wiggling side to side a couple of times you will have successfully removed your cup 😀

    + PROS: No strings present Comfortable Easy to use Only need to change twice a day (once in the morning & once at night) No more odours No bulky padding
    - CONS: None! I love it!
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    I have the first model and I’ve tried to use it about three times, first two times the cup was too low and uncomfortable but easy to remove which I was happy about. Now, the third (and probably my last) time, I put it in the correct amount for me and it was amazing! I couldn’t feel it, it felt more comfortable than a tampon and it didn’t shift at all
    Then when it came to the 11 hour mark and I tried to get it out to switch it…. I was in hell. I couldn’t grasp it because the nub at the bottom was so small and slippery. I spent about an hour trying to get it out, it was awful! I has just trying to coax it out and in the process hurt myself (and cried over not being able to get it out of course).
    I really don’t recommend this to anyone who hasn’t used a menstrual cup before, everyone says it takes a bit to get used to but I’m not going to put myself in more pain than I already am just to take the cup out. I am still in pain a couple hours after I took it out, and now going to the bathroom hurts.

    If I do have to use this product again in the future, I will see if tying a string to the stem works because that was a long and stressful hour I spent in the bathroom trying to get it out and don’t fancy a repeat.

    + PROS: -comfortable -no leaks -can wear it for longer than a tampon -can actually do things and it doesn't shift or move
    - CONS: -EXTREMELY hard to get out
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    Diva Cup is amazing!! I was very reluctant for a long time because all the pros and cons about the product. Finally bought one and i cannot express in words the freedom I feel after introducing Diva cup in my life. I have no problem putting it in, dont feel anything while using it, cleaning is no big deal, and i only clean it up every 12 hours. Go ahead and get one. You will not regreat it!!!I

    + PROS: easy to put in no leais no smell easy clean up no trash very comfortable
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    This doesn’t work for everyone. I would like to warn others if you have a long cervix.
    I did my research and thought a menstrual cup . What a great idea. So I purchased a Diva cup . Read all the instructions and felt confident this could be for me. I inserted the cup first time no problem felt comfortable , no leaks. Went to empty it, I could not get a grip of the stem . The cup had moved up high into my cervix. I had to go and get the cup removed by a doctor. I will never be using this product again.

    - CONS: To hard to remove
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    I purchased my first one last night after finally having enough of using tampons. Although it has not even been 24 hours of using it, I am in absolute love with it. I am still trying to get the hang of insertion but for someone like me, this is perfect! I wore it to bed last night for the first time (wore a pad as well just in case) and there was only a drop of blood on the pad when I woke up this morning which REALLY demonstrates how this product works because I have a MUCH heavier flow than most. The cup was completely full this morning but I did not wake up feeling all squishy and gross which is a MAJOR plus for me. Overall, it’s difficult to use at first but once you start to feel how it works with your body, you will love it.

    + PROS: Easy to clean, comfortable to wear all night, barely/no leakage, good for the environment, REUSABLE!
    - CONS: Difficult to work with the first couple times you use it
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    Absolutely love it. First time I used it, it just worked. It fit perfectly, did not feel uncomfortable at all, took one or twice before I got the hang of removing it, but that was no problem at all. I find it best to have a shower at night and a short one in the morning to clean and re-insert; just wash it in the shower with gentle soap. I was amazed at how well it worked for me as it was my first cup and had only been using tampons for a year or so beforehand. First insertion was totally fine, it just slipped in and felt completely comfortable; I didn’t even feel it. As I mentioned, removing it was a bit daunting at first, but by the second removal, I had it down pat.
    I feel that i can’t put into words how amazing it is for me. It has given me so much freedom and I no longer have to worry about changing every 2 hours. I can now go out and do my archery for 8 hours and not have to worry about changing every break. I can go to work and not have to worry about anything. It is purely a stroke of genius and heaven rolled into one.

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