Where to get it?
Diva Cup Sizes and ModelsThe Diva Cup is a menstrual cup that is manufactured in Canada. It is made of Silicon and comes in 3 different sizes/models:
Description Videos and User Reviews
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.
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.
“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.