DivaCup ® Review – Is it a Hit or Miss?

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.

DivaCup Instructions- Click to Download PDF >>

 

“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.

 

Where You Can Buy Divacup

We do not sell DivaCup products, only review them.
Divacup is sold in a number of local drugstores located all over the United States and can be purchased online discreetly and securely at.

 

 


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  1. Reply
    anonymous April 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Diva cup was my first experience using a cup. It was weird at first but i got used to it. Its so comfortable and great way to save money! I didnt have to buy tampons or pds ever again. Best feelings of not worrying about tampons/pads. I learn more about the amount of blood i have daily. I am age under 30 and never pregnant. I got size 2. Period flow is moderate to heavy. Happy with the size.

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    Sara April 18, 2017 at 4:27 am
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    10

    So I had written several months ago about the diva cup and rated low becuz I had no luck with it. The first time I inserted it, it popped open rite in the opening and cut me. The second month, I had the same problem with it opening on the way out and cut me again. Sadly, the 3rd month, it literally took me 35 minutes to get it out as the seal would not break. I didn’t leak at all and felt comfortable when it was in, but getting it in and out just wasn’t worth it to me. I got the smallest one, size 1, but it was a nightmare. It hurt sooo bad, and I won’t be buying or trying this product again. I wasted $40.

    + PROS: Comfortable once in No leaks
    - CONS: Painful, painful, painful when taking out. Takes forever to get out Gross when taking out
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    Diana March 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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    I love being able to use a reusable cup and I can’t even tell I have the Diva cup in, but it’s next to impossible to remove most months!

    + PROS: Can't even tell I'm wearing it so that's great.
    - CONS: I have a high cervix, most months it's next to impossible to remove. The instructions say just leave it in and let gravity help over time. Sometimes that takes up to 12 hours after I try to remove it the first time. So frustrating!!
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    Diane March 30, 2017 at 7:22 am
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    I switched to my Diva Cup several months ago, and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

    I love my cup and would never go back to tampons or pads. It is comfortable (can’t feel it at all when it is positioned correctly), it is completely invisible while being worn, and I can wear it for hours on my very heaviest days without having to worry about leaks, whether I have enough supplies on hand, or running back and forth from the bathroom all the time. Because the contents are exposed to air only when the cup is emptied, there is never any smell. The risk of toxic shock (associated with tampons) is virtually nonexistent with cups, and there is none of the irritation that can happen with both tampons and pads (my skin is very sensitive and reacts very badly to dyes, fragrances, and rough materials, and it gets dried out easily).

    No more late-night runs for emergency tampons, no more feeling like you’re wearing a diaper, no more embarrassing bathroom garbage for family pets to find and dig out of the trash can (don’t ask!)—I’ve even found that my cramps aren’t as bad. Using a cup solves all the problems I have always hated most about getting my period.

    The Diva Cup in particular is extremely well made of out of high quality materials. It’s longer than other brands (even the size 1), which means it may not be a good fit for some people, but it’s perfect for me because I have a high cervix. It also has a larger capacity (I think it might have the highest capacity out of any of the cups)—much more than any tampon or pad on the market. It has nice grips near the base, which make it easier to handle without them being too rigid. I really can’t think of anything I would want to be designed differently. A+ overall.

    There are a quite a few reviews here from first-time users who found the cup confusing or uncomfortable. Many of the problems I’ve seen described could likely be resolved with a better fit, a bit more practice, or both. Everyone’s body is different, and depending on your body, you might need a different size. You might find it helpful to check out the size charts online before you buy your first (or next) cup to make sure you are choosing the best fit for your body.

    If you are using a cup for the first time, you should also know that there is a learning curve. At the very beginning, it took me several days to get the insertion and removal right, and until I did I really wasn’t sure that a cup was right for me—I experienced leaks, discomfort, and also serious anxiety trying to remove the cup after it had shifted significantly upward while I was sleeping. This happens to a lot of people! I did some research (Precious Star Pads on YouTube was especially helpful), tried some different folds (the 7-fold works best for me; I could never make the C/U-fold work right), practiced more, and these problems disappeared.

    One important thing I wish I had known about removal is that you want to break the suction (if you just pull it out by the stem, you’ll be fighting the whole way). If the cup has shifted upwards over time or due to activity, it can occasionally become hard to reach. Don’t panic! Just relax. You will be able to remove it. Elevate one leg or try squatting and “bear down” with your muscles. Use the stem to pull it down partway until you can get a good grip, then take the cup itself between your fingers and squeeze the sides gently to break the seal. Pulling the cup downward and folding the rim as your remove it, you can prevent the cup from popping open as you take it out (which admittedly is uncomfortable when it happens), and prevent anything from spilling or getting your hands dirty.

    Like I said, there’s a learning curve—but it becomes second nature, and it is so worth it. I used to hate getting my period, more than anything because of all the inconvenience and mess. I don’t feel that way anymore; it’s so much more manageable and discreet, and I feel so much cleaner and more in control.

    The Diva Cup is really a game-changer. I would never look back.

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    Heather March 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    This product was a game changer for me, though it does have a learning curve. The first couple of cycles required a lot of perseverance to get the hang of using it, since it requires you to be much more intimate with your body, and learning how to control your vaginal muscles. Kegels are a necessity to use this product effectively, as is patience. Removal was the biggest hurdle to overcome, since I did not break the seal the first time and pulled on my cervix, which is intensely painful, but once I was able to learn to break the seal properly, I did not have any further issues.
    I have a heavy flow, so on my heaviest day I do have to empty it every 2-3 hours, or it will leak, but it still holds more than any tampon I’ve ever used, even Ultra absorption. Cleanup can be a challenge if on the road, but as long as you keep a clean bottle of water with you to rinse it out, you shouldn’t have any problems.
    I have tried both models and have found size 2 to be the best for me. I am over 30, have a high cervix, and have never given birth.

    + PROS: Reusable, cost effective, convenient, easy to care for, comfortable, hygienic
    - CONS: Messy when cleaning, initial learning curve
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    Kaylee February 26, 2017 at 5:34 am
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    I have found the Diva Cup to be my favorite menstrual cup (and I bought a few different ones when I first discovered cups to try to find the right one). It took me quite some time (6 months +) to get the hang of using a cup, at first every one was uncomfortable, especially the Diva. Once I got the hang of it (and became familiar with my body) I now adore my Diva Cup. I have a high cervix and never given birth or had intercourse. Because of its shape and height I find it just right and is a breeze to remove, I love the solid end bit with the very grippy bits (although if put in to low or it slides down these grips become very irritating). I cut off the stem right when I started using it because I found it very irritating so like that the end is solid as that helps grip the base for removal. Because of its firmness I do try to put it all the way up before opening it, as sometimes if it is too low when it pops open I feel it. The firmness and solid base make it very easy to push up into place if needed. If I get sensitive at the end of a cycle I may switch to a softer cup but 90% of the time I use the Diva. At first I found it very uncomfortable to remove but I read a tip in a forum to enlarge the ‘suction release holes’ with a 2mm craft punch and after I did so I find it perfectly easy to remove. That is my only con for the cup, the holes should be a little bigger. Now that I have found (and figured out) menstrual cups I will never go back to other menstrual products! So I love the Diva Cup and highly recommend it.

    + PROS: medium firmness good grips
    - CONS: suction holes too small
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    DeeDub February 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    I’m 42 and I have been pregnant, so, against my own intuition, I bought Size 2, as recommended. Trying this thing was a nightmare. I’m small everywhere, including vaginally (my son was a C-section, due to the cord being wrapped twice around his neck). As someone else said, it “snaps open violently” because it is so thick and elastic and I could never get it in far enough before this happened. The sum girth of that thing folded up plus my three fingers is asking a lot. At one point I screamed. I don’t know if I have the mental fortitude to try the smaller size even though I truly admire the environmental nature of this product.

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    DR February 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    I don’t know if this is the product for me. During my cycle I tend to use tampons so I figured the diva cup would be an easy transition for me. I have never had children and am in my late 20s so I opted for the small size. Although I like the concept of the diva cup, I personally found it to be uncomfortable. While having the cup in place I felt like I had to pee all the time. Insertion is more difficult than a tampon because of the shape of the cup, and I also noticed it is not smooth like a tampon applicator. I was still able to insert the cup even though it is tougher going in. The hardest part for me was the removing process. I found it very painful to take out. I don’t mind that removal involves being closer with your body than a tampon, but the cup unfolds and stretches you during the process and it hurts! Bad! I am not completely sold but am glad I tried.

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    Lita February 10, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    I have had the diva cup for one whole day. I am never going back. I have a terrible period. It is so heavy that I had to wear overnight pads all the time and I still had leaks and was changing them every other hour. With the diva cup, no leaks! I slept all night without a problem!

    I see a lot of reviews claiming that it did not work. It would not stay in, that it would not go in correctly, or that it leaked. I had the same issue the first few times I put it in. Then I took the time to go online and look up what I was doing wrong. If you are having a problem with your diva cup, there is a good chance that you missed a step. You have to follow the instructions.

    1 day in and I don’t think I will ever go back to pads. Today is going to be a good day thanks to diva cup.

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    T February 4, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    I love it!!!! It can be a little messy every now and then(more so in public bathrooms where the sink is outside the door) but I like it more than pads or tampons. It’s easy in and easy out but it does take a bit to get the perfect fit of it once inserted and after that no problems. I did notice my cramps aren’t as bad when the cup is in place. I’m wondering if the cup during the PMS part will I have to use less pain pills…….Hmmmm? There is a little leakage on heavy flow days(when at work and you just can’t) but a small wad of toilet paper can be a quick fix until you can and it’s 100% flushable.

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    Tara February 2, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I love the Diva cup and the one thing I love is not having to worry about carrying tampons with me wherever I go and God forbid I forget and have to awkwardly go buy an entire box. Happened to me once on vacation with my boyfriend… Not sexy.

    I noticed a lot of reviews mentioning it “popping out” and I hated that when I first got my Diva cup, also it leaked constantly. I really thought it didn’t work until I tried the second method they recommend which is where you fold one side inward, punching it down rather than folding the whole thing in half and just hoping it fully opens. I found it easier to insert this way and it always opens back up inside without the popping or having it stay half folded up so fluid can get through. Haven’t had any problems since.

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    GingerGypsy January 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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    I’ve used my Diva Cup for three years, and since day one, I’ve dealt with leaks. I’ve done everything right, proper positioning, ensured suction- but I still end up having to wear a pad because of the leaking. (which defeats the purpose) Over the years, I’ve tried just about every folding technique there is, and nothing has helped. I really wanted to love my Diva Cup, but I think it’s time to toss it and try a different one.

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    Teresa January 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I freaking love this Diva Cup. Geesh, pads and tampons for the year ~156.00. Now, this is a savings of over $100. Easy to use, no spillage, and NO STAINS!

    Awesome!!!!

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    Pat January 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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    I would like to know what happens when you sneeze? Seriously,, we all know that “oh oh I guess my tampon is leaking now” from a sneeze… so how does the diva cup perform in those situations?
    Thanks.

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    Nikki January 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    The Diva Cup has changed my life! I have been using it for 3 days and I’m a 100% believer! I have always had an extremely heavy flow, needing to wear two pads or a tampon and pad at the same time. I was always worried about sitting on light coloured furniture or wearing light coloured pants because I leaked. A typical tampon or pad would need changing every 30 minutes because of heavy flow. Now, I can go hours without worrying and no leaking. The Diva Cup is easy to use and all information is outlined in the instruction manual. I’m excited to be able to swim again, using the Diva Cup. There have been many beach vacations where I had to sit in the sun and watch my family enjoy because I couldn’t go in the water. I wish I had found this cup years ago.

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    Crissy December 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm
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    I’ve tried the Diva Cup and I’m not very satisfied.

    When I sit down the darn thing pinches me.. so uncomfortable. I’ve followed the instructions very carefully. I tried it on my last cycle and still had problems with it pinching me. I decided I would try it again this cycle and it still hurts. I really prefer the SoftCups.

    I paid $30 for something that hurts..

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    Becky December 12, 2016 at 1:58 am
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    It took me a few months to figure it out. 40, never had kids, bought the smaller one, it leaked. Bought the bigger one, it fit.
    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this product. It was worth the learning curve.
    I change it in the morning and at night. I do not think about it at any other time.
    I have to use the c fold, I have to put the cup in with the fold facing down. I press hard against my vaginal walk to make sure it opens, while I bear down. I cannot make it pop open. I have to kind of force it,
    Anyway, give it a chance. It has made my period a non issue.

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    Katie Callahan December 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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    DO NOT EVEN CHANCE THIS PRODUCT! I am 16 and have been using tampons for years and been wanting this product ever since and finally god my hands on it, ONLY FOR THE FIRST EXPERIENCE EVER THE FIRST TIME. It was a little hard to get in, but once it finally got up.. it never gam out. I sat in my bathroom crying for hours doing everything i could to get it out until it came to the worst of asking my mom to help me… we spent hours doing everything i could and still couldn’t even get close to getting it out. I had to sleep with it in and go to the emergency room the next morning and they needed 4 doctors so spread me open and reach up there with foot long tweezers so manipulate it out. finally after an hour of pain and screaming, it finally got out and was told there was no way of me getting it out myself. so moral of the story, don’t even risk this because i $40 cup will turn into a $500 emergency room visit.

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    Kim December 1, 2016 at 6:05 pm
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    I looked into the diva cup after experiencing discomfort with pads and tampons(and finding out what they’re really made of). I love that the diva cup is made with quality silicone. I did my research and compared other menstrual cups, so I took a test that later gave me insight on what cup is best for me. I highly recommend you do your research on other cups so that you find your fit. Also if you are uncomfortable with the cleaning process, I would also recommend taking a water bottle to help rinse it out each time. I’m a bit heavy on the first day so I go every 3 hours. It’s important to understand your flow with the cup because unlike pads/tampons the cup only holds not absorbs. I’m excited about this product and the impact it will have on my wallet and ecosystem 😁

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    ThumbsDownDivaCup November 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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    The main reason I bought the Diva Cup was because I was encouraged by the thought of not having to change it more than 2-3 times day; would be especially handy when hiking, camping, or long runs. During the fiirst 2 days of my period I had to empty the Diva Cup every 3 hours. I had to empty it over the course of the night as well. I suppose that if/when you have light flow you could get away with emptying it 2-3 times in a 24-hour period.
    It’s also really awkward to insert. Far more awkward than a tampon. This is a weekends and evenings at home product for me. No way that I could wear it on work days.
    Couldn’t use it on a plane trip either unless you brought bottled water to rinse the cup.
    That said, the upside is that because it’s reusable you’ll never be stuck having to ask for a spare tampon, but like I said before I wouldn’t use it if I only had access to a public washroom.

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    Pam Whitcomb November 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing! I just bought the Diva Cup 2 a few days ago. Of coarse I was nervous about trying it for the first time. I also thought if I don’t like this thing I just wasted $40.00 dollars. Well, after a couple tries I got it in properly and I am truly amazed at how comfortable it is. In all honesty, I forgot I had it in. Besides the taking it out twice a day I completely forgot I was on my period. I highly recommend this product and will tell all my girlfriends to buy one. Well worth the money!!

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    amanda willems October 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I have been using the Diva Cup for a year and a half and i love it it is so easy to insert and take out i don’t have to change as much and it never leaks and causes dryness and irritation like tampons. so thank you so much diva cup you have made my menstrual cycle so much better i will never go back to another tampon again. Keep up the good work and never stop making.

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    K October 21, 2016 at 10:55 am
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    Had the Diva Cup for awhile and it was fine. Didn’t need to be emptied too often and after getting used to it, it opened easily etc.

    However, at some point in my life, I got hit by a bad UTI (not related to the cup usage ) and a course of antibiotics was needed. After that infection, whenever my cycle started and I used the Diva, the UTI symptoms would recur. After some research, thanks to the YouTuber “Precious Stars Pads”, she highlighted that firm cups are not great for those with bladder issues. I believe now that it’s possible the Diva made it difficult to empty out my bladder completely when I was on my cycle, and thus the UTI would get triggered.

    I’ve now switched to a softer cup based on her recommendation – the Si-Bel – and so far, no UTI symptoms. However, it does hold lesser than the Diva. In any case I’m hoping that I’ve found the solution. If you are prone to bladder troubles, don’t give up, just try a different cup.

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    Ellie October 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm
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    20

    I cannot say the Diva Cup was the product for me personally.

    The material is really tough and inserting is extremely unpleasant and quite difficult.

    Within 30 minutes, the cup was leaking even though my flow is not at all heavy. I had to keep emptying and washing it every hour. I cannot for a fact say if the product is not great or if it’s just not designed for someone like me.

    But basically, I spent $40 to have several pairs of my underwear ruined, only to go back to the store and buy another box of the Softcups.

    I am not a huge fan of those Softcups either and that’s why I will continue looking for a better menstrual cup.

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    K. Schilling October 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I can’t believe I didn’t find this sooner! 2 cycles now and no regrets. It takes a bit of practice, but after just a few times I figured out.

    No more stained undies, no more trash, no more worries.If close to my cycle I just put it in its little bag in my purse, or insert just in case.

    Also don’t have to worry about it popping out while using the bathroom, unlike tampons.

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    Elizabeth September 17, 2016 at 2:03 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I cannot speak highly enough of this product! The only problem I have is that I have only just found it! (All the wasted years and money!😖) It was so easy to insert that I got it on my first attempt. Easy to remove as well. No spilling, no problems and best of all, NO LEAKING! These should be mandatory. So much waste is created by disposable products and they are not better feeling or better for protection. Why would anyone ever choose tampons or pads when they could use a cup?! I am hooked for life! Extremely happy with the DivaCup

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    Li September 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I won’t go without my diva cup. It took some getting use to(as it was my first), but I have learned how to manage and wear it comfortably now. I would like to try the Evacup. It looks similar, but for now it’s Diva and me when my Red Light Special comes around.

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    Joery September 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    4
    Overall Score
    80

    I was very nervous about the process before I bought it but I saw all the great reviews and had to give it a chance… and I love it!!! The first 2 days that I wore it, I leaked a very small amount due to the fact that I wasn’t inserting it deep enough. My the third day I was leak free and the rest of the cycle went by smoothly. I drink lots of water and was scared that I might run into a problem because of it but it all went great. The cup is easy to clean – it isn’t gross as I thought it would be – and if inserted correctly you won’t even notice it’s there. I absolutely love it and recommend it to everyone who cares about themselves and their environment!

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    Celeste September 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I love my diva cup. I never have to worry about leaking or if I run out of pads or tampons. I can even wear my pretty panties when menstruating!! You can wear it swimming, sleeping, while working out.. All worry free. It’s the closest thing to not even having a period!!

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    Shari E. August 19, 2016 at 1:24 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    My periods are unsightly heavy! To the point of ALMOST having a uterine oblation and tubal! Many months waking up with soiled sheets, being embarrassed to leak through a super sized tampon and full, winged pad! I decided a menstrual cup was worth a shot! I was deterred by the price of the Diva Cup so I went for the disposable cups- what a NIGHTMARE. Disgusting! Because of the shape and the lack of seal; my cup filled as I was sitting and when I stood up the blood came pouring out of me at such a rapid speed the pad couldn’t even absorb… Once again an embarrassing mess in my light blue scrub pants in public in front of coworkers! 😑 So I sucked up the $10 I spent on the disposable cups headed back to Walgreens and spent the $40 on the diva cup with my fingers crossed! I read the reviews, watched several YouTube videos and went in with an open mind! The insertion I got on the first try in the tub as I was bathing away the embarrassing mess the first cup left me with… I was able to get a perfect comfortable fit, and rotate 360• as the video instructed ON THE FIRST attempt! I can’t feel it one bit and have been wearing it for 3 hours {with a panty liner for trial }with NO leaking on day 2 ( my heaviest flow). because I was curious/ nervous – 1. if it was collecting properly 2. Pain & mess upon removal. I removed it just now to “experience that before my review* my cup came out easily within 10 second of pinching and pulling straight down while sitting on the toilet, was 1/3 full and clean on the outside and no more blood on my fingers than what I would have got removing a tampon! No musty smelling period on the exterior +, no leaking +, no pain+! I am thrilled I have finally found something that seems to be a GODSEND! It saving me embarrassment, LIFE changing surgery, not to mention lots is $$$$ not having to buy both a large box of tampons and super pads every month! Wtg inventors of the DIVA cup! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 signed- one happy menstrating b*tch!

    PS I’d spend $40 a month for the confidence of no soiled clothes and sheet!

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    K Anonymous August 12, 2016 at 1:20 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I absolutely love my Diva cup! It was a little tricky at first to get use to inserting it, but after you got it, you didn’t even know it was in – it is that comfortable. It was so nice to not worry about leaks or soaking through or whether or not you had a tampon on you. It’s awesome! Just knowing you are always ready for your period is nice, never running out at 3 in the morning for example. That has happened, and it sucked going to the store that early for a freaking tampon. The Diva cup is just awesome. I would recommend definitely making sure to keep it clean as they advise and I personally boil mine after every AF just to give it one last sanitize before storing it until the next month. I did get a yeast infection at one point, which can happen if you are not keeping your Diva cup as clean as you should be. I was not boiling/sanitizing mine after each AF at that point, and so I think that is what the problem was. Other than that one time in the past 9 months I think I’ve had it now, I have had no other issues. I would absolutely recommend this product to EVERYBODY!!! I got the smallest size. I am 5’10” and around 175 pounds, almost thirty, and have never had children. You may be worried I’m sure about not being able to get it out, but that is not really a problem at all. You just need to learn how to ‘bear down’ as they call it and relax. Sounds a bit personal, but that is the best way I can explain it, to do it without making it uncomfortable for yourself. Hopefully this review is helpful! I tried to make it as thorough as possible 🙂

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    Angelique July 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    If you are a really heavy bleeder, I do not recommend a diva cup unless you have the pleasure of being able to stay home during those days.

    For my past three cycles I have tried to get “acquainted” with the diva cup without luck. The first two cycles equalled many bloody messes, so I decided to really do research and read many reviews. Although I felt I was really getting it sealed, I guess I was not. So this past cycle after inserting, I would have to really dive in with my finger and go around the whole cup until I felt it was completely open. Good news, this did seal it! For the bad news, I’m a very heavy bleeder for the first couple of days and filled up the cup about every 4 hours. Which means you have to dump the cup every 4 hours and when you’re in a public restroom that is not private, it’s a bloody mess and just not worth it. Last night during my sleep I woke up to a blood bath because it was so full (and I dumped it right before bed) . I do not have endometriosis and I did buy the larger cup, I’m just a really heavy bleeder and I’m very disappointed that the diva cup is not going to work out. I wish I could get my money back to go buy 5 boxes of tampons.

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    Courtney July 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    I was so excited to try the Diva Cup. I am 36 and have had 2 kids, one vaginal and one via c-section. I have horrible cramps during my menstrual cycle and have a very heavy flow for the first 2 or 3 days. Tampons just make the cramping worse and pads are unsightly. The first time I used the Diva Cup, I did not have too many problems with insertion. I could not really figure out the rotation thing but I checked with my finger to make sure the cup was fully opened. First problem…you have to get your diva cup pretty high up there and facing horizontally. I knew right away that getting it out was going to be difficult and messy. So first night, I slept in the diva cup I could not feel it and it did not leak. I put it in at 11pm and woke up at 7am. The second I got out of bed, I start leaking, heavily. I went to the bathroom to remove the diva cup and it took about 5 minutes to get the thing out. Just imagine trying to reach up into your vagina with lots of menstrual fluid coming out of it and grabbing a slippery silicone nipple. The nipple, when anything but dry, is pointless. I had to bear down like I was pushing out a baby and pinch the end of the cup. Once I got it out, fingers covered in blood up to my knuckles, the cup was completely full and had begun to leak. I cannot imagine having to do this in a public place. It looked like I had murdered someone.
    I really wanted this to work, for comfort, to replace the cost and the trash accumulated in the environment by pads and tampons. But this product is a miss. I tried it for 3 days, lots of leaking, lots of blood covered fingers. What a waste of $30.

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    Nancy July 14, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    I am 35 and have 2 kids – 6 & 3 yrs old. I bought the Diva cup size 2 from Jet.com for $20 (if u buy 3 things from them together, you get a discount). I was determined to like it since a small group of friends were already using it for over an year and liked it. It DID NOT work for me. I tried it 2-3 times. As expected, it was uncomfortable at first & I could feel the stem. Then I guess, it slid up where the vagina flares up and I didn’t feel it. 2 big problems:
    1) It leaked. I had to wear a pad anyways & the pad was a little less saturated than without a cup normally.
    2) I couldn’t get it out. It went so high I couldn’t even touch the stem/tip with my middle finger inserted all the way. My husband’s a doctor & I had to have him remove it for me everytime. The last time, even he couldn’t reach it with his middle fingers inserted all the way (he’s 6 feet tall and has long fingers). After a lot of trying he could grab the stem with the fingernails of both his middle fingers & pull out just enough for me to be able to grab it before it slipped & he lost his grip. It just felt like I was suctioning my insides out. They say “break the seal by squeezing or pulling on the rim – I couldn’t even grab it, leave alone be able to squeeze or reach the top of the rim. Scared to try it again!
    Also, be prepared for the terrible odor. I washed the cup several times and left it by an open window in the sun for several days but it still smells.
    I would still like to try another brand of cups & would really appreciate any specific info (brand, size, cost, website) that any of you ladies using other brands successfully can provide! Thanks a lot in advance.

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    barbara July 8, 2016 at 6:34 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I have been sing it for five years now and I am very satisfied with the product.

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    Tj June 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm
    3.5
    Overall Score
    70

    This was my first cup because of its availability. I have a cervix that’s just a bit on the high side, and this cup fit pretty good. It’s a bit longer then others, and I can’t wear anything much bigger, but this is an overall good product.

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    Samantha June 29, 2016 at 12:57 am
    3.5
    Overall Score
    70

    Well I love my cup I was using the size 2 to start and found I couldn’t go to the bathroom properly. The team reached out to me and made their suggestions. I’m using a size 1 now and what a difference!……however…a big however. From the moment I bought the new size and opened it up..it has a foul odor. Before I’ve even used it! I’ve on day 2 of using the new size and I swear the odor is getting worse.
    I opted to use the size 2 while I boil the size 1.
    Anyone else has this issue? I mean it’s not like I can return it. Haha

    Samantha
    44
    HypoThyroidism
    No uterus trauma
    No kids
    British Columbia

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    McKenzie June 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I LOVE this cup!! I can’t feel it at all. I have no leaks at all from it and my cramps have actually subsided in pain. I can’t believe this… I was so skeptical at first and it has exceeded my expectation 100000%!! I will not go back to pads/tampons again.

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    Kait June 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm
    3
    Overall Score
    60

    I was really hopeful that this would work. It’s okay overnight, but as soon as I’m up and around it will only stay in place for 1-2 hours tops before it slides down and feels really annoying. It has also slid out when I’ve had a BM. I’ve had 3 vaginal births, so maybe it just isn’t right for me now.

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    Olga June 15, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I am over 30 and have two kids but I use size 1 Diva Cup. Size two was too big and I could feel it all the time. Maybe I am just “small” down there ?. Overall, it is the best thing ever invented for women.

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    Diana June 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    1.5
    Overall Score
    30

    As a long time pad user I was skeptical at first on this cup. I decided to use it for my next period to try it out. It was scary at first. I practiced putting it in and taking it out before my period started. It takes a while for you to understand how to fold it in order to insert it. It is scary because you think it goes too deep in or you wont be able to get it out. Taking it out you need to practice pushing with your vaginal muscles. The thing i really didnt like was that it took about 15 min to get it out because no way in hell do your fingers along with the cup fit in there. I felt like giving child birth. Just pushing it out and pulling the cup out. I liked the fact that you could go to the restroom without having a mess. I also liked that you couldn’t feel the blood coming down. You felt nothing! I had the freedom to lay down without worries. However, the first night I used it to sleep, the morning after the cup overflowed. It is such a pain and a mess overall taking it out. But when it overflowed I decided I had enough. Then the second day and throughout the rest of my period it leaked a bit. It didn’t leak because the cup was full, it leaked because it kept moving around and blood was coming out a little due to the cup movement. I still cramped, Overall I didn’t like it in regards to using it for the days you’re the most heavy. I use it for the end days of my period (when very very little comes out) and for pool days. Otherwise I’m sticking to pads.

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    Hillary S June 14, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    Ladies, don’t be afraid. Just give this a try. If you’re going crazy researching, choose this one. This is the greatest investment I’ve ever made in my life. I am one of those ladies that has always looked at the Diva Cup on the store shelf with disgust. I didn’t know how it worked, and I didn’t want to know. Since starting cloth diapering, I have really taken to finding greener, healthier options in as much as possible. I’m a short woman with a small frame and very strong pelvic floor. Tampons are usually too much for me. This product is amazing. I use it with NO discomfort what-so-ever. And my period went from seven to four days. And its so much easier than it sounds. I didn’t have a learning curve, but it may have been because I used the “Insteads” the month before. This is way easier with that. I have NO cramps, NO leaks, and the mess is minimal as long as you follow the directions. I wish this was the norm instead of tampons. So unhealthy. Look up the process tampons go through before going inside you.

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    Lindsay June 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    My periods are typically very heavy and last a full 7 days. I usually have to change my tampon every 45 min to an 1 hr. The diva cup has changed my life!! I now on my really flow days empty the cup every 5-6 hrs. I have been using diva cup for 3 months now, and since I have been using the cup my periods only last 3-4 days. Not sure why this is happening, but it has and I am thrilled!!! It takes a few days to get used to putting in and taking it out, but its not difficult and sooooooooo worth it. My teenage daughter just started her period and I am going to purchase the smaller diva cup to get her started now! Love this product!!!! No joke I would do a commercial lol

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    Sara June 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm
    1.5
    Overall Score
    30

    I am having the same problem. I have tried it for 3 if my cycles, and so far, not much luck. It’s hard to fold it and keep it folded until it’s inside. Once it’s inside, it’s a hassle coming back out. It’s taken me like 10 min each time to get it out, and is painful when it finally does. Where did u get yours for $20? Mine was almost $40. I’m going to keep trying, and hopefully it’ll eventually work out. I hope u can find a way to keep trying too. Good luck!

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    sam June 12, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Sorry you had that as a first a experience.
    Which size did you purchase? I couldn’t turn the size 2. So I purchased the size 1. Other than that, wet the rim with water on your fingers I
    To insert. Try it again…it’s so worth it.
    Best of luck.

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    Not happy June 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    Terrifying. I just bought this today since I knew I would be starting, and I was really disappointed. I tried folding it many different ways to get that little sucker in there, I almost gave up when it finally worked. I COULD NOT twist it even 90 degrees let alone all the way around. I didn’t think I would need to buy lube to have this product… but I would. I decided I wanted to take it out, because I could not physically turn it, but to my horror I couldn’t grab hold of it. My fingers were not even wet! I was happy I didn’t cut the tip, or I would have had to go to the doctor to pry it out of me. I can’t return this because I wouldn’t want it to be sold since it’s been inside me, so I’m out 20 bucks… and I could have spent that on pads 🙁

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    Tdj June 7, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I’m not going to rate this cup just yet, and maybe it’s still too early to even comment, but……I wore the Diva cup on a dry run for a few days and it worked great. Then today I wore it on my first day of my cycle. It seemed to hurt wearing it. I had stomach cramps like crazy. Before bed, I took it out and put in the Keeper, which feels much more comfortable.

    But it’s too new yet for me to give it an accurate rating. I’ll try wearing it again tomorrow morning, after I’ve gone over the instructions again. I also might have to cut off the stem. Which is strange that it has suddenly started bothering me, since it never did during the practice dry runs.

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      Atiya October 11, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Thank you for the great suggestion (of trying it out before my period). I just purchased my first Diva Cup. Hopefully by the time my period comes, I will be skilled in inserting and extracting. Thanks everyone for the helpful tips and suggestions!

  48. Reply
    Samantha May 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    Age 44
    DivaCup Size 2
    No Cervical trauma
    No kids.
    Have 2 fibroid tumors in uterus

    I’m 4 months into using my cup. First timers luck with insertion, and I was SOLD!
    No leaks.
    However, I do have issues with bowel movements, and urinating thoroughly.
    Is it maybe not inserted deep enough, or too deep? Would trying a size 1 help?

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    Sara May 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    Horrible, and for so many reasons; I feel like I was robbed because they are so expensive and non-refundable. A break down:
    1) I am 30 so I bought the size instructed for a year old; this is HUGE. Just because I turned 30 doesn’t mean my vagina ballooned. WAY too big – and because they are so expensive I can’t afford to buy another size.
    2) Incredible painful to insert… not only do you have to have room in your vagina for this giant plunger… but somehow you have to manage to stick your index finger and thumb in there too?? and TWIST. Painful, and messy.
    3) How do you twist silicon with wet fingers? This proved impossible.
    4) If you end up getting this in without giving up… it is not comfortable. Think 3x the girth of a super-plus tampon.
    5) I had a few moments of panic trying to get this out; as in I couldn’t. Again… wet fingers on silicon…. and trying to fit a finger and thumb up there along side a plunger.
    6) Incredibly slippery and messy – don’t drop it unless you want the bathroom to look like a slaughter house (good luck using this thing in public).

    Bottom line: I tried to like this. I tried on several occasions to wear this. It’s incredible expensive, and the guidelines on sizing are not helpful. If I could give this product negative stars, I would.

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    Risa May 24, 2016 at 7:10 am
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I’m 36 with no children and I’m using model 1. I love it. It’s easy and I haven’t had any leakage. I can’t feel it so I can forget about it and go on about my 10 hour workdays. I can run and workout, no problem. I have recommended it to every woman I know. They think it’s gross but they’re missing out. On life.

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    Kirsten Roode May 24, 2016 at 5:03 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    First try, it fit me perfectly! No leaks, and so comfortable. I wonder why I have never done this until now.

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    Brianna May 23, 2016 at 4:44 am
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I never ever thought in a million years I would be using a DivaCup. I was very skeptical about how the whole thing worked. I did hours of research and was nervous about how it went in or how it came out and blah blah blah. I read all the negative reviews and decided what was the worst that could happen? I bought one anyway! It was a trial and error process, just like it was when I put my first tampon in. After a few tries and wearing it around for a few hours it got more and more comfortable. I have a very heavy period and will leave it in for 8-12 hours without it evening filling up, so no need to empty in a public restroom or those awkward places. The best part? I no longer have bladder infection upon bladder infection upon bladder infection because it does not dry my vagina out like tampons did. This thing has been great to me! I LOVE IT. It made all my problems better and I recommend it to anyone who is on the fence about trying it. I don’t normally write reviews, but I thought this thing deserved it.

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  53. Reply
    SAB May 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    By: Christine Date: April 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm
    This a horrible idea. I have read many of the posts and this product just makes me cringe. Some women are emptying this in public restrooms. You know darn good and well that they get even more blood on their hands and then use the sink. Some will even rinse it out in the sink. This is GROSS! Furthermore, I bet it causes even more female infections by scraping the inside of the vagina. Since it is larger than tampons it will stretch the vagina more as well. It is also covered in plastic coatings which cause cancer. I should know. I used to work in the industry.
    ______________________________________________________

    For whatever reason the ‘reply’ button doesn’t seem to work. Anyways…

    Yes, women empty their cup in public restrooms but the blood gets FLUSHED which is more sanitary than putting it into a tiny bin that smells horrible, especially for the people who clean the bathrooms. Once a woman gets the hang of the menstrual cup, she won’t get very much blood on her fingers, if any at all. I’ve only had to empty my cup a handful of times in public and that was only because I was traveling. A cup can be worn for 12+ hours without any chance of TSS, the only thing to worry about is overflowing the cup which is why most women don’t have to depend on public restrooms while using the cup. The blood lubricates the vagina so there won’t be any “scraping” and a lot of women use water based lubricant to help insert the cup. The cup isn’t going to “stretch” your vagina because vaginas naturally stretch and loosen over time. If the vagina was in danger of stretching because of a silicone cup used 6 days a month, then imagine what a penis or a dildo would do. Yeesh. Cups are way more safe than disposable products BECAUSE of all of the chemicals that are used in the disposables to make them look sanitary and to make the products cheaper. If the cup is made of medical grade silicone that means it has been tested and is very safe. The cup changed my outlook on my menstrual cycle and has made my periods more…enjoyable if you can believe it.

    I’m all for hearing someone’s opinion, but don’t come to a menstrual cup review website to trash menstrual cups when you have never used one. How do you know you won’t like it if you’ve never tried it? I hope your review is overlooked by the teens and adults who are researching their options because your review is full of ignorance.

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    Sarah May 6, 2016 at 2:34 am
    4
    Overall Score
    80

    I’ve had my DivaCup model 1 for almost a year now and I love it! It is so much more sanitary than disposables and it’s effortless to use once you have mastered inserting and removing it from your vagina. I didn’t have to trim the stem but it is possible for women who need to, although I wouldn’t recommend trimming it until you’ve had the cup inserted for at least 30 minutes because it is possible that the cup will move into a more comfortable/correct position. I do leak on occasion because my vaginal muscles crush the cup and cause a leak when I’m working out, but otherwise it’s a great cup!
    It’s not gross ladies. Our menstrual cycle is natural and is something we deal with most of our lives so why should we be embarrassed or grossed out?
    Embrace your period, love your vagina, and stop shaming your body.

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    Stephanie W. May 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I was trying to find an alternative to tampons (as we all know they can get pricey), I dread using pads unless I am sleeping but now I don’t have to!! I am very afraid of contracting toxic shock syndrome (if you do not know what that is here is a website about it http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/toxic_shock_syndrome.html), I do not leave my tampon in for more than 4 hours but I still have a giant fear of it, I have a friend who passed away from leaving her tampon in too long. I was nervous at first to use this product mostly because it is a little pricey (I paid 40$ before tax) if you end up no longer using or liking the product. If you end up enjoying it, like me, it is well worth the price! If you do the math it is about the price of three boxes of tampons. Never having to buy tampons again?! It is great!

    Using it does take a little practice, so do NOT get frustrated! When pulling it out do not be afraid to get a little aggressive with it, you will probably feel a little pressure which is completely normal due to the suction of the cup (this pressure it what prevents leaking).

    I would recommend this product to all women and I love it more and more every period I use it! I have not had children so I did buy the model one version (not really sure what the difference is, maybe a little wider?)

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    Kate May 3, 2016 at 10:26 am
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I LOVE my Diva Cup! It took a while to get used to the insertion, but now I’m a pro and would NEVER EVER go back. Like a lot of other ladies I trimmed the bottom sticky-outy thing as it rubbed and made me feel like I didn’t have it inserted properly. My favourite thing about the Diva Cup is I can insert and remove it in the shower with virtually no mess – it all gets washed down the drain straight away leaving me feeling ‘clean and tidy’ all with time.

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    Christine April 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    This a horrible idea. I have read many of the posts and this product just makes me cringe. Some women are emptying this in public restrooms. You know darn good and well that they get even more blood on their hands and then use the sink. Some will even rinse it out in the sink. This is GROSS! Furthermore, I bet it causes even more female infections by scraping the inside of the vagina. Since it is larger than tampons it will stretch the vagina more as well. It is also covered in plastic coatings which cause cancer. I should know. I used to work in the industry.

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      morgan June 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      lol you are crazy and have no idea what you are talking about. this won’t stretch your vagina nor will it tear it also it’s made of FDA approved silicone and will not I repeat NOT give you cancer.

  58. Reply
    Melissa April 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    I LOVE this thing! After reading about the dangers of conventional tampons, I switched over to the Diva Cup and I’m so glad that I did. There is definitely a learning curve, at the beginning I thought there was no way that I would ever get the hang of it but trust me, after a couple of cycles it becomes pretty simple. I leave mine in for 24 hours, I know it says only leave it in for 12 but my flow isnt that heavy and I’ve been doing this for a year with no complications. For anyone who read that the Diva cup causes yeast infections READ THIS: DO NOT USE THE DIVA WASH. No matter what! I know it says that it’s safe to use and that it’s PH balanced or whatever but I think that’s BS. Our vaginal flora is EXTREMELY sensitive and the PH can be thrown off so easily. I always just wash mine with hot water and I put it in boiling water at the beginning and at the end of each cycle. Do this and you will NOT get any sort of infection from using the Diva Cup :).

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    Sara April 25, 2016 at 5:00 am
    3
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    60

    I just bought the divacup today and used it for the first time. I was nervous putting it in for the first time, and with good reason. As I had squeezed it into the shape it needed to be to be inserted, as I went to insert it, the cup popped open and left about a 1″cut on the inside skin on my labia minora. Once I got it in, it was fairly comfortable. However, taking it out was a bit of a challenge considering I had to pull it out right where it had left the cut. Hoping it heals and I’ll have better luck with it next month. I am certainly excited to find an alternative to unsafe tampons.

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    M. Houston April 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm
    2
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    40

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    I bought the Diva Cup to A) cut down my expenses on feminine products and B) be a little greener, save the environment in some small way. But, it has not been working the way that it is intended or like I expected. It is constantly leaking…and not just panty liner leaks, like I need a serious pad as well. Super not happy about that because pads cause me serious irritation. I have found that the fold down method has worked better for me, as far as insertion goes, than the U- fold and other than the first time I used it (when I could feel the stem poking me) I don’t feel it’s placement at all. I have twisedt it, I have turned it, pushed it, and pulled it. When I remove it, there is the sucking sound as when the “so called” seal is broken and there is fluid inside the cup itself. But, alas, I still have leaks. Reading the instructions that with the product, lead me to believe that it wasn’t to be inserted that far. But one of instructions above stated that it should be pushed back to your cervix? I don’t think I have gone that far…is that the problem? A question of not placing correctly. Or is it that may cervix may be further back than the average woman (35 years and/or birthed a child)? A question for my doctor as to whether this device is right for me.
    I am impressed with the quality of the cup and its intended purpose but not sure what is going wrong.

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    Tgrsnbears April 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    3
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    60

    This was my first cup. I had a LONG learning curve (first 3 or 4 cycles) before I had it down fairly well. Sometimes it hurt so bad in inserting or wearing that I cried. It’s such a solid, thick cup that I’d occasionally have disastrously violent pop opens upon removal that flew out of my hand and spilled blood & uterus lining everywhere! Not fun. I found really, really difficult to get this cup back out. Glad I didn’t give up on cups in general though. I tried the Lunette brand and all the issues I had with the Diva Cup disappeared. So, please be aware that there are different fits for different bodies, and while the Diva Cup might be great for you, if it isn’t then another brand might be perfect.

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    Lisa murohy April 14, 2016 at 3:26 am
    1.5
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    30

    I divacup length is to long.

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    Kayla Bates March 25, 2016 at 12:12 am
    2
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    40

    This is my first cup and I’m on my second full day of using it. I’m 19 and haven’t had any children, so I have the first size. Since I’m new to this, I don’t know if I am just not comfortable with it yet or if I just really don’t like it. The main problems I have are these:
    1. It can be painful to insert and take out. It slips open rather fast and it hurts. When you take it out there’s no way to make the opening of the cup smaller, so it also hurts when you remove it.
    2. Nobody mentions that when you put it in, you’re going to get blood on your fingers.
    3. I am having leakage. More especially during the night.
    4. If you have to empty it anywhere besides home, its not very convenient (public bathroom, work bathroom, a friends house, ect.). You can dump it out in the toilet, but if you have to rinse it in the sink then you have to deal with blood clots. Also, unless you have gloves handy, you have bloody fingers!
    5. I can feel it. If I forget about it for a while, I forget its there. But when I think about it, I can feel it. Also I feel the stem when I wipe. I tried putting it up farther (which isn’t very easy) but it seems to make its way back down again.
    6. I feel that it makes my cramps worse.
    Again, I am new to this so I wonder if I am doing something wrong. But I’ve watched the videos and did everything they said so idk! Any help would be appreciated so I don’t waste the $40 I paid for it.

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    Lindsay March 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    5
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    100

    Today is my 2nd day using the Diva Cup and the 3rd day of my period. The 2nd day is usually the heaviest and the Diva Cup handled it no problem and no leaks! On the 1st day of my period I used super tampons (I have very heavy periods and they always leak) and those leaked and smelled so much I was very uncomfortable and self conscious. I changed them about every 4 hours and decided that was enough, so I bought a Diva Cup on my way home. For reference, I am 21, 5′ 10” and have never given birth so I bought the Type 1 Diva Cup.
    The first time I inserted it it was uncomfortable because I didn’t get it in far enough but after a couple of times positioning it properly it was less noticeable than a tampon. It is a little awkward to get out but if you squeeze the base rather than the tip and kind of angle it on the way out it loosens up the suction on your cervix. With a little planning it is simple to clean in public washrooms.
    I was worried going to sleep with it in because I thought it might leak if I was laying down but when I got up this morning I was pleasantly surprised to see no leaks at all! Today I am going to try working out with it in (intense cardio and weightlifting) but I feel very confident with the Diva Cup in. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with heavy periods and people who travel.

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    Krisitina March 2, 2016 at 4:51 am
    2.5
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    50

    Unfortunately the diva cup 1 is just far too long for me. I wish they made a shorter version because everything else about it is just right. Not every cup works for everyone.

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    Vanessa February 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm
    4
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    80

    My first one! Loved it so much!

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    Kelsey February 25, 2016 at 1:16 am
    1
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    20

    okay I have to say I was super excited to try this product. I put it in and was excited how I could barely feel it, seemed to do the trick. I went to take it out the next morning and I couldn’t. It spent the whole day trying to get it out in many different ways before I realized I was going to have to get it professionally removed. The poor doctor was a young guy, the cup had gotten suctioned to my cervix. It was not very painful but it was uncomfortable. The doctor ended up having to pry open my vaginal and grab it with forceps. This was terrifying enough but the amount of blood that came out was incredibly embarrassing. I was almost in tears simply because of how embarrassing it was. I ended up leaving the hospital quite sore and needing to buy more products feminine products. I will try this product again because I really want to convert to it but this was really scary and I think more instructions need to be offered. Also the stem that is provided on the cup is quite short and not that easy to pull out. Be very careful putting it in that it does not slide too far up. Best of luck

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  68. Reply
    Angela Coffison February 23, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Fantastic. Wish I had discovered this product 13 years ago. Buy one, follow the instructions and use it. It will change your life.

  69. Reply
    Trace February 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    2
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    40

    I really really wanted to use a menstrual cup because I have read so many negative things about tampons and my sisters had raved about the diva cup. I bought one but it leaked. I thought I was doing it wrong so I used it many times but, unfortunately, ruined a couple pairs of underwear in the process. I think I got a defective one because my sisters LOVE their diva cup but I did not have a good experience.

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    Valerie February 13, 2016 at 12:23 am
    1
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    20

    I tried it a about a decade ago. It hurts! The tip hurts! It leaks. The material is not soft and you can feel it inside you. No matter how much I tried to like this, it was a traumatic experience. At one time, I thought I could not get it out and panicked. Stay away.

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    Abi February 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm
    2.5
    Overall Score
    50

    What I love about it:
    Made me feel much healthier and cleaner, not putting bleached cloth into my vagina. It costs $40 and I don’t have to keep buying tampons. It is also environmentally friendly.
    What I don’t like about it:
    It is often a hassle to insert and I usually have to try a couple times before its in properly. It also LEAKS a bit sometimes, which is obviously not cool and may be the reason I stop using it altogether. The leaking though is comparable to the amount you’d get with light spotting, but still, my underwear is ruined. It also starts to come out when dropping a stool, and often I can’t just push it back in; I have to reinsert it.

    Overall, it is a brilliant idea, it works alright, and I love it, but the leakage may be a deal breaker.

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    Amanda February 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I love, love LOVE the Diva Cup! I used the website’s sizing guidelines and ordered a size 2 (I’m over 30, but have not given birth) and it fit perfectly- no leaking ever! I previously used One Cup’s disposable cups- the Diva Cup is waaay easier to insert, waaaay less messy. It’s important to remember to pinch the bottom of the cup when taking it out to “break the seal” to make it more comfortable to remove. I don’t have to keep checking it all day- it literally never leaks on me. This makes my periods easy to deal with!

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    jthmlover8 February 2, 2016 at 2:04 am
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    20

    Very expensive for canadians, and it doesn’t even fit me. I know Im a super small girl (for a 20 yr old), but I couldn’t even get it in, nevermind situated. 🙁 Does anyone know something smaller?

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    Cathy January 29, 2016 at 5:02 am
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I have been using my divacup for over 10 years I love it only thing that makes my 9 day long heavy periods easier to get threw thank you divacup ?!!!!!!

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    Divaconvert January 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    5
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    100

    Amazing, my first time using my Diva Cup, and oh boy I wish I’d found this sooner. Watched the videos, and found insertion and removal a doddle. Note the twist 360 degrees to get it in the correct position. I was very brave and did an Aqua Aerobics class within an hour of the first insertion – no problems whatsoever, completely forgot about it!
    I’m an absolute convert! Bye bye tampons and pads!

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    Lynn January 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    5
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    100

    Amazing invention!! I only started using the Diva in the past week and I can honestly tell you I’m very sad I didn’t discover it 35 years ago! My daughter introduced it to me and I will definately be spreading my opinion! I work out daily and have a very busy lifestyle and this has made my period so much more pleasant. It is a little expensive but worth every penny!

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    Zobie January 3, 2016 at 7:37 am
    4
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    80

    So far so good. I’m 30 with a toddler and this is my first day using it. I’ve never had heavy periods so using tampons was never an issue, just a pain in the ass.

    At first I could feel it and after watching the video and having a little poke around I realised I’d made the mistake of putting it in like a tampon which was a little too high. Once I got the knack of it I could no longer feel it. So far I’m very pleased.

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    April December 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm
    3.5
    Overall Score
    70

    This was my first menstrual cup. It took me almost a year to figure out how to have a consistent leakproof seal, but as this was my first cup, the learning time was kindof anticipated. It has now been 2 years and my cup has begun to discolour. My next cup will definitly be smaller. I needed to cut off the tail of my diva cup because it was too long and stuck out off me. I still had issues with just the length of the cup. I have to assume that others have longer enterances.
    I took this as a learning experience. Diva cup was not the brand for me. I need a smaller brand. I have nothing against diva cup, but we weren’t compatible.

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    Fallon December 24, 2015 at 6:32 am
    5
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    100

    had heard about the divacup years ago and just got whiff of it again decided that I was gonna try it. It was an amazing decision! Ladies this is an amazing product, its clean, its reusable, its comfortable and it will keep you 100% dry. I was scared at first that it would leak or overflow but I had zero issues not even on my heaviest days! On heavy days you can keep it 8 or more hours, after that the rest of the days I emptied it once a day and there was no issue!

    The only thing is that when you first insert it it is going to be a little uncomfortable until you learn which way is best for you (itll probably take a day or two to figure it out). Personally the little grip peice on the end was really irretating so I cut it off completely (I have no problem gettin it out) and since then upon insertion I cant feel it at all!

    Ladies if youre tired of worring if your tampons leaking and tired of wet uncomfortable smelly pads…BUY THE DIVA CUP you wont be disappointed!

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    Rebecca Monks December 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    I bought the diva cup a month ago, and I will never go back to using tampons. As soon as I tried it, I called my mother exclaiming that I have found a miracle product! I can’t even explain how much this product has changed the way I feel about periods. They obviously still suck, but this product makes it go by so much easier. I never have to worry about carrying tampons around with me, and I save so much money by not having to buy these disposable products anymore.
    It is very comfortable. It may take some getting used to inserting it, because it has to be folded a bit, which the directions in the reader’s guide are very straightforward.
    I had a few concerns when I saw this product online. My first concern was leaking. I figured it couldn’t hold very much and I was wrong. It says to take it out and rinse it every 12 hours, and the first time I did this I noticed that it was only half full. I don’t think we realize that we don’t bleed quite as much as we think during our cycles. I would go through SO many tampons a day just because they can’t hold very much. It is so relieving to not have to worry about it. Another concern of mine was how uncomfortable it would be. You would think that it would be extremely uncomfortable, and I won’t lie it does take some getting used to. Compared to tampons, it is harder getting it in and removing it. You almost have to push your muscles to grab it, and pull it out, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes quite easy. I found lying down on a bed the easier way to insert and remove it.
    My last concern before I purchased this product was when I saw it in the packaging and I was like ‘no way that is going to fit inside me.’ It does look pretty big. But it folds to insert, and unfolds inside you. It suctions to the walls of your cervix. I was also afraid of ‘what if I can’t get it out?’ Because it has a tiny little grip on the end of it, not a string like a tampon. Because of where it is inserted, it can’t get lost. It can only go as far as your cervix. Tip: When removing it, try using a dry hand and pushing your vagina muscles, it gets easier I promise.
    This product is fantastic if you use tampons. If you use pads, I wouldn’t purchase this product, because it is quite a different process than a pad. Unless you use pads because you hate tampons, then try it!
    I INSIST EVERY WOMAN WHO USES TAMPONS TO USE THIS PRODUCT! IT IS SOOOOOOO WORTH THE MONEY, and will save you a lot of worry.
    Pros: Saves you money, comfortable (silicone), no chance of toxic shock syndrome, you can wear it for an entire day and not have to worry about leaks, easy to clean (I know that sounds gross), environmentally friendly, you can use the washroom without it getting wet and expanding (TMI sorry), it comes with a little bag and instructions so you can carry it in your purse and it shows you how to sanitize it and the different folding methods used. Cons: I honestly don’t have any. Sometimes I can have difficulty inserting it I suppose.
    I know it sounds weird, and maybe gross, but if you have the SLIGHTEST dissatisfaction with tampons/pads, TRY THIS.
    Trust me. ~

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    Emma Stewart December 17, 2015 at 5:56 am
    3.5
    Overall Score
    70

    Loved it!! I was very pleased that for a first timer in using a cup i could not feel it while inserted, it was not messy to insert or remove,no cramps on my more crampy days, and surprised in the amount that it can hold (honestly a full 12 hours). I have a sporadic period and it was nice to not a leak, on the heaviest days of my cycle. I bought it due to living in Canada and it being the only cup that I have found in shops, kinda hope to see more in the Canadian market in time. I think that I want to try a smaller cup in diameter or length (not really sure which it was) due to a little tenderness.

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    Yaz December 15, 2015 at 3:46 am
    5
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    100

    Amazing! I haven’t stained a single pair of undies since I started using it, not even through Pilates. Honestly, this changed the way I see my period… It used to be such a torture every month. Right now, it’s still a torture, but I can at least feel at ease because I know my clothes won’t be stained and I don’t have to carry a million tampons/ pads with me. Furthermore, I can’t even feel it when it’s on.

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    Lindsay December 11, 2015 at 5:13 am
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    Best invention ever! I don’t have any idea why anyone has any trouble getting this thing in or out -I had not one issue, not even the first time taking it out or putting it in. I wish I’d found this sooner. I don’t feel it AT ALL, I don’t have to spend money on tampons or pads, I can wear it for 12 hours and I have a really heavy flow. Sometimes I’ve even been able to go a little longer. I’ve never even had one tiny drop off blood leak out. I don’t ever have to worry about which underwear I’m going to use and lol sometimes I don’t wear any at all! I’m 26 and have 1 child so I use the size 2, and it fits absolutely perfectly. I’ve read about people having problems with it not popping all the way open, but for me it pops right open every single time. And I’ve also read about people spilling it or making a mess when they take it out and I don’t get that either. …simply pinch the end a little bit and pull. Sometimes it’s a little further up so I have to push a little to get it low enough to grip cuz I cut the stem off mine cuz it was pointless to me and just got on my nerves. I forget its there and I forget I’m even on my period. I read a lot about people cramping less and I thought that part was BS, but I have to say I really don’t cramp at all with this cup! It really is amazing! And it’s really not messy in any way for me-sometimes I get a tiny bit of blood on my fingers, but it’s really not a big deal at all! And no nasty period smell. I could seriously go on and on about how perfect and amazing this thing is, but I think I’ve pretty much covered everything important. Everyone should seriously give the diva cup a try, and I am definitely going to get one for my daughter when she gets her period!

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    Samantha C December 8, 2015 at 11:40 am
    5
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    100

    Just bought the diva cup for myself, day one yesterday went well I wore it overnight and no leaks whatsoever. I am impressed for sure. Day two wearing it will be the test. I have a lot of shopping and walking to do.
    Only con so far is that it’s a little difficult to figure out at first (once you have it you’re good though) and the diva cup is super pricey in Canada. $44.99 for a cup that you don’t even know if you’re gonna like it.
    That was a little hard for me to cough up for a cup. But hopefully I continue to like it.
    And the little cotton carry bag is the cutest!

    So far so good. Let’s see how it goes. Hopefully I can get rid of pads and tampons all together!

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    Jennifer December 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm
    5
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    100

    I have been using the Divacup for two years, and I love it. It takes a couple tries to get it inserted right at first, so I’d wear a liner as back-up until you get the hang of it. It is one of the longer models on the market, which works well for most ladies. If you have a low cervix, I would look at the Femmycycle Low Cervix or one of the Meluna Shorty sizes. Overall, this cup works wonderfully for me. No smell. No environmental waste. Only changing it twice a day. I’m in love.

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  86. Reply
    Julie Steinhauer November 17, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Amazing product. Super easy and comfortable. I love it. It’s the best thing to ever happen to periods. I highly recommend. No discomfort or leaks

  87. Reply
    Gabrielle November 17, 2015 at 12:55 am
    4
    Overall Score
    80

    This was my first period using any menstrual cup and Im pretty impressed.
    Positives: Normally when I have my period, I have a constant fear that Im leaking, especially when Im sleeping, but with this I could relax a little. Honestly I loved the menstrual cup for sleeping, no leaks 90% of the time (for me)
    Negatives: It’s large, I was super scared, but I got used to it. And once it’s in I dont feel it. Also if you dont insert it correctly, you WILL leak. It took me some time to learn that part but once I did, I was set.
    Also at once point I kept it in more than 12 hours because I forgot I was wearing it, and I was still perfectly fine once I remembered. I would totally recommend this preoduct to any girl or lady.

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    diva October 21, 2015 at 10:11 am
    3.5
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    70

    I think this is a great thing for the teenagers as they keep running all day. It acts like a saviour.

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    Jas October 10, 2015 at 6:10 pm
    2.5
    Overall Score
    50

    Please locate your cervix, and pay careful attention to the sizing charts before just choosing a cup.

    I went with the diva cup as my first cup and it worked amazingly for two days and on the third day it got “lost” inside of me and I had to go to extreme lengths with a spoon to avoid having to go to the hospital.

    I’m buying a new cup which will be a longer size and have a longer stem.
    Learn from my mistake – get one with a longer stem or attach a string for the first few days of your period so yours doesn’t get lost.

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    Caitlin September 19, 2015 at 5:12 am
    2
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    40

    This was the first cup I tried, and it wasn’t the one for me. I finally gave up on it after the near constant leakage I experienced. I switched over to another brand with a different shape and it is SO much better. No leaking at all.

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    Susan Gardner September 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm
    5
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    100

    I am a 38 year old with one child. It is a bit hard to get use to at first trying new tricks to get it to open once inserted, once you get the hang of it is the best.
    Not only do you save money the cramping is less.

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    Andrea September 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    Have been using the Diva cup for 15+ years; I have very heavy periods and could not function with out it. It does require comfort and knowledge of your body and can get a little messy, and planning in public restrooms is a must.

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    Katherine September 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm
    5
    Overall Score
    100

    It’s my 2nd day using the Diva Cup and I’m LOVING IT!!!! I purchased the Model 2 Diva Cup since I’m over 30yrs and have a toddler.
    For me it was very easy to insert and remove. So comfortable I forgot I had it in!! No leakage even throughout the night of sleep. For me it was NOT messy when I removed it, perhaps because I read the manual instructions a few times and watched a YouTube video on insertion and removal.
    Really happy I FINALLY gave it a chance. Now I can live and enjoy my sports, work, mommy hood, and even date nights with my husband all worry free while I’m menstruating 🙂 Thanks for such a great product!!

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    Mandie August 28, 2015 at 6:35 am
    1.5
    Overall Score
    30

    This cup…really ticks me off. It is not the softest cup and yet at times it refuses to pop open for me, I twist it, pull it, etc and it will not open up. When it does open up, it migrates so high up there that getting it out is a feat of engineering that is frustrating and frightening as well. I have tried both sizes, thinking that size must have been the issue, but that did not solve the problem. This cup also presses on the urethra in a very uncomfortable way, making urination difficult if not impossible whilst the cup is in place. I suppose it could work for others, but at present, I cannot imagine how.

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      Julie September 13, 2016 at 3:03 am
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      40

      Hi Mandie,
      I read your rview and it’s exactly the way I felt, I paid $55 for it, but it was hard to urinate with the cup in and just didnt pop open, which was so uncomfortable in oublic toilets! My family had to wait for me outside the toilets so I could get that cup in properly, just a nightmare!
      Have you bought a cup that you feel works for you now?

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    Ann B August 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm
    1.5
    Overall Score
    30

    I wanted to love this product, and I still do, but the leaking was impossible. I always had to wear a pad heavy enough for a full flow to compensate. I could pinch and twist to get it seated, but two hours later, my body was shoving it out. (Full disclosure: my body does this with tampons, too.) I cut the stem down twice (older model), but it always (always!) poked me. Maybe the rim was just too heavy… I could always feel it in there. I gave the product four years and in the end resigned myself back to tampons (less waste than pads).

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    youcannot have it July 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    This thing is awful. It feels like it’s trying to escape periodically throughout the day. I hacked off the handle because it kept poking me. I am 42 and have never been pregnant so i got the cup for women under 35 who’ve never been pregnant?? Is that the problem? There wasn’t an option for over 35 and never been pregnant (marketing fail) so I had to choose and this thing is so big it sticks out. I’m 5’10”, tall I’m not a little person. Help? I’m trashing this cup and trying another brand. Very unhappy. And I won’t mention the time the suction failed in yoga class…

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    Amy July 14, 2015 at 1:55 am
    4
    Overall Score
    80

    I really like the Diva Cup! Much better than pads or tampons. Pretty comfortable. I really didn’t feel it while I was wearing it. Shoving my fingers inside my Va JJ while I was mentruating took a little getting used to, but other than that it was awesome.

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    Lauren June 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm
    4.5
    Overall Score
    90

    Before I write my review I would like to add some info about myself so that this review may be a little more helpful for those like me.

    Age: 19
    – Never given child birth
    – Never had sexual intercourse

    This is my second time using the Divacup. The first time using it is a little weird. It shouldn’t hurt as long as you relax your muscles and follow the directions that come with the cup, same thing for removal. If you’re like me and you’ve never had sex or given birth it may feel kind of funny and like something is stretching your vagina but the more you wear the divacup the more you get used to it and it sorts of molds to your body. This cup is the best thing because it doesn’t smell, you don’t need to check it every 3 or 4 hours like with pads or tampons especially for those who have heavy periods like myself. You don’t need to buy it every month, it’s one purchase that lasts a long time, way cheaper than pads and tampons in the long run. It’s also a lot more comfortable, you don’t feel anything or see it because it’s inside of you. So all those things you don’t wear on your period like thongs, leggings, yoga pants etc you can now wear without the fear of leaking or your pad being visible. The only downside is changing it in public can be a little challenging but you can wear it for 12 hours, for my heavy days I wear it for 7 hours, so you can plan ahead to bring a bottle of water with you to wash it in the stall or reinsert the divacup before you go out so by the time 12 hours has passed you are home and don’t have to worry about that. I’ve tried one other cup and that didn’t work at all, you had to hook it around your cervix and it was uncomfortable, leaked all the time etc. Overall the divacup is worth and works the way it is supposed to and is a totally worth the investment.

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    Janel June 16, 2015 at 4:49 am
    4
    Overall Score
    80

    This is my first cup, and it took me a couple of months before I finally got used to it. I have noticed that my cramping is less with the Diva cup, and I do not have to change as much as I did with tampons. I still have to emptied out every 3-4 hours on my heaviest day (the 2nd day) compared to 1-2 hours with tampons. All other days, I empty morning and night, with another empty mid-day earlier in my period. Most of the time, I do not feel it, but every once in a while I feel pressure from the cup on my abdomen. I had one day one month where it was leaking and I had to adjust it several times that day. This was a couple of months ago, and most recently, I did not have that problem. Getting it in and out is not a problem, even on the first try. It does take practice, but if you follow the directions as far as folding and twisting it once getting it in, it should be fine. Getting it out is also easy by pinching the bottom of the cup (not the tab) to undo the suction, but very messy. Overall, I like the cup because I do not have to change as often and I have less cramping. I do think the silicone is a little hard which causes pressure. I may try a different cup with softer material and less leaking/easier to empty such as the Lily Cup.

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    Amy June 13, 2015 at 3:54 am
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    Just too hard. Loved it otherwise, it was my first cup, but I never got used to how violently it popped open for me. Getting it out was an absolute pain, because the firmness of it caused it to not fold well at the rim as I took it out, which lead to a lot of uncomfortable moments. If you have a low cervix, this cup is really long- not a problem for me, as my cervix is very high, so cup length was never a problem. The ridge is also quite pronounced, I could feel it when it was in place fairly easily

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    Tiv June 6, 2015 at 1:26 am
    1
    Overall Score
    20

    This cup was a problem for me. Very uncomfortable, leaked and even came out once by itself. It is well made and I can see the quality of the cup but it just was really bad for me. Some find it to long and that wasn’t the case for me. I actually need a cup similar in length. My problem was the actual shape of the cup and the firmness. It was to firm and the shape was all wrong for me. I needed a cup with straighter sides. The Si bell cup was perfect for me and its just about the opposite of the diva cup except in length. I can see how it might be great for some and the cup is high in quality, just not for me.

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