If you haven’t heard of the Diva Cup yet, I’m about to change your life. I’ve been using it for two years and I can’t even imagine going back to using anything disposable.
It’s a silicone cup that goes up into your lady business to collect the stuff you would normally use a pad or tampon for. Some people are thrown by the idea but let’s be honest, there’s no way to deal with your period that won’t be gross in one way or another.
Here’s why I’m such a rabid fan of this little device:
- It’s washable and reusable, so I stopped wasting money on pads and tampons. Also, the waste bin in my bathroom isn’t full of gross things once a month now.
- You know pads and tampons are full of chemicals, right? I don’t want chemicals up in my lady parts. Especially since all sorts of studies say they can potentially lead to cancer. Noooo thank you.
- No joke, my monthly friend has been less vicious. This isn’t scientific, but I’ve had an alien fetus try to claw it’s way out of my belly since I was 14, and he seems much more docile since I started using the cup.
- It doesn’t expand. Once it’s in, it stays how it is, unlike a tampon. And I can’t even deal with pads, they’re just diapers and just… I can’t. I know some ladies have issues with internal products and I respect that. But if that’s your thing, the fact that this thing doesn’t expand, change shape and put pressure on other inside parts is amazing.
- I forget it’s there and TSS fears are a distant memory. Clean it when you wake up and before you go to sleep and you just forget that it’s there. AND IT DOESN’T LEAK. Unless it’s full. If you’re a heavy bleeder, keep track of that. Otherwise, totes safe.
You can pick one up at your local Whole Foods, or check the Diva Cup website for stores in your area that carry them. You may want to get a new one in like, ten years.