Tara - posted on 11/21/2010 ( 195 moms have responded )
After my fifth child was weaned and I got my period back full force, I bought a Diva Cup. I had never liked pads at all, and had a lot of issues with tamons, mainly odor and dryness. Then I read about the manufacturing process of tampons and was appalled at the amount of chemicals I was inserting inside me for roughly 12 weeks a year.
So I switched over to the cup and have been happy since, doesn't gross me out at all, there is no odor and there are no issues with leakage etc.
I find it's easier, can stay in longer and reduces my life long cramping. (which is one of the reasons I switched to it, on referral from my midwife) I love my cup!!
Just Sayin.... for anyone who might be considering a switch to a more environmental protection and who want to use something more natural. It's just silicone.