The DivaCup.

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This is not an angry vent or anything. I LOVE my diva cup, and every time my period comes up since i got my cup, i feel the need to spread how wonderful this product is. I copied this from their website.

The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly.

The DivaCup is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. No need to touch the flow. It is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess!

The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose.

The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use.

The DivaCup’s expert, proprietary, patent-pending features make it comfortable and assures ease of use and reliability. Perfect for traveling, running, biking, hiking, dancing, camping, swimming, diving, scuba, yoga, extreme sports and more...

Latex-free, BPA-free, plastic-free
No dyes, colors or additives
Comfortable, reliable
Clean, convenient, easy-to-use

Their are plenty of Menstrual cups on the market, this is the only one in Canada. I am sure other brand names work just as well. I am not saying Diva cup specifically, just menstrual cups in general. :P

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Leak less then tampons or pads..I've always had problems with them because i have a heavy flow, Now i don't have to worry.

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Johnny - posted on 05/14/2011

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I had a Mirena and did not need anything. After it wa removed things were insanely heavy for the first four days. When i first went back to the cup I had to use a backup pad, but it was still less messy than just a pad or pad and tampons. But now 6 months in I just need back up for day two and my period is about 2 days shorter.

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I, m 18 months post delivery. ever since my periods returned I've been crazy heavy flow. the cup does leak for me maybe 2nd day so I use a liner and am careful about emptying frequently. but generally it is great.

have also heard the period get lighter thing as well as the cramps are lessened. I definitely feel less.

Johnny - posted on 05/14/2011

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Since I went back to my cup I have noticed that my period has gotten way lighter. It may be coincidence but the same thing happened the first time I was using it.

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so this might sound gross but is reality. you don't have to wash it every use. if in public you can jsut dump it in the toilet and reinsert. have read on another thread a woman actually peeing on it to kinda rinse it. another woman carries a water bottle and rinses with it. the problem with public washrooms are more the leaving the stall without touching anything and washing your hands. keep baby wipes and hand sanitizer with you for that purpose. oh and there is also the keeper (rubber) available in canada. and the moon cup I think. but I too love my diva cup. I cut the stem off (more comfortable for me).

Erin - posted on 05/09/2011

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So I used the cup for the first time last week and I am in love!!! It took a couple of days to get it just right but once I did, there was no leaks and it was sooooo comfortable! Now I will never dread my monthly vistor :)

Erin - posted on 04/16/2011

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I have been meaning to order one of these forever and I FINALLY did yesterday! I'm very excited about starting my period soon lol!! I got it on Amazon for $25 and some odd cents.

Jaime - posted on 04/13/2011

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I have a tilted cervix so I'm not even able to use tampons. I tried something similar to a diva cup once, but because it's supposed to sit at the base, near the cervix I can't position it properly so that it's comfortable and will work properly. I'm stuck with pad and I fucking HATE it!!!

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LOL you won't hate it, no one i know who has tried it does...and you'll save a ton if you think about it. Plus it helps with cramps for some reason. Like lisa said i practically forget I'm on my period.

Minnie - posted on 04/13/2011

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I empty mine when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed. I practically forget I'm on my period. I've never had to empty it while out.

Amber - posted on 04/12/2011

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Ohh. Well that's not bad at all! I'm going to have to try it. And if I hate it...I'll curse you :) Just kidding...lol

Amber - posted on 04/12/2011

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Hmmm....I find this fascinating. I think I'm going to buy one and see if I like it. How much are they? There is a store by me, but it doesn't give a price online.

Amber - posted on 04/12/2011

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Hmmm....I find this fascinating. I think I'm going to buy one and see if I like it. How much are they? There is a store by me, but it doesn't give a price online.

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I time myself so when I'm out i don't have to change it. When I remove it, i just tip it as soon as i do so its empty before i hold it over the floor, that way i wont spill it. I have a plan if i"m ever in a public washroom and need to change it though...bring a water bottle and just rinse it in the stall :P

Krista - posted on 04/12/2011

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I like the idea of it, but I'm such a klutz, I can TOTALLY see myself dropping the goddamn thing on the floor while trying to empty it.

And what do you do if you're in a public washroom? I can't picture myself washing it out in the sink next to other people...

Johnny - posted on 04/12/2011

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I have an exceedingly heavy flow as well. Even on the 4th, 5th, 6th days of my period, I have to change it every couple of hours at least. But I don't find that it really leaks at all. In my case, it works way way better than tampons for that. I have to change my tampon at least every hour, and I always get leaks. I hate that.

Admittedly, the first couple days when things get going, I don't use the cup. I use tampons and large pads together. It's too hard for me to control the cup because it gets way too full. But even if it is full, it doesn't really leak. It's just horrible to remove.

But once the flow is at a reasonable rate that I'm not running to the can every 1/2 hour to change my pad, the cup is perfect!

Jodi - posted on 04/12/2011

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I have been tempted to try, but I will be honest, when I get my period, I bleed severely some months. For the last 2 months, if I didn't know better, I would have thought I had miscarried. And I have had a 13 week miscarriage and ended up in an ER because of the bleeding, so I know what it is like......and there is no way a Diva Cup would have been ok. I am not so worried about a heavy flow/leak.....this is more than that.



Anyway, I like the *concept* of the Diva Cup, I am reluctant because of my circumstances....and let's be realistic, I'm nearly 42, I haven't got too many years of this shit left really.

Nikki - posted on 04/12/2011

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I just don't like the sound of them. Plus I would be constantly terrified mine would move an leak, leaving me in a horribly embarrassing situation.

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Its better than using a tampon. I always had problems using tampons because they are absorbent and it would really hurt. This its not painful at all, you can't feel it when its in because its made out of silicone.Plus no harsh chemicals like with disposables.

Sneaky - posted on 04/11/2011

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I'm in Aus, never even heard of one and my first reaction is "ewww". Is it like using a tampon? I need more info!

Johnny - posted on 04/11/2011

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I adore my Diva cup. I put it in when I have that first inkling that it's coming, and it prevents any mess. I have an exceedingly heavy period and can't really use it for the first 2 days. But for the other 7 days or so, it's perfect!!! I now find my lengthy periods so much less annoying and it's kept me from wanting to cut out my womanly parts to escape. For me, going back to the cup after a break has been a lifesaver!

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Oh and since its reusable, my cup payed for itself and i now save 15$ a month from her on in... :D

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