OK it’s not terribly often that I feel the need to break for usual programming and vere into “Lady Talk”. Only when something is sort of life changing for me to the point that others NEED TO KNOW. So I will say this right off the bat:
The Diva Cup is amazing and you should try it.
For those of you who are A. My brothers, dad or one of the other handful of dudes that happened upon this blog or B. a woman who prefers not to discuss things of a monthly nature at the moment (or ever) I suggest you conclude this posts reading here. Thank you for stopping by today! I’ll have something awesomely non-TMI for you tomorrow! See you then!
For the rest of you, carry on…
The nitty gritty.
Back in the good old pre-baby days I used to have little teensy-3-day-low-flow-zero-side-effect periods (I didn’t even know how lucky I was!) but ever since I had my babes (and mostly I think) since I’ve been using the copper IUD (hormones of any kind do not agree with me) my periods are like montezumas revenge.
I’ve struggled with having to use the extra super huge mama tampons in order to avoid leaks. I can go through a whole box in a hot minute and they are so so uncomfortable.
I had heard about the Diva cup before but frankly it sounded weird and crazy. I wouldn’t have even considered it until Michelle Money started singing it’s praises. I was still side eyeing the idea until the recent return of Aunt Flow (I’ve been breastfeeding so it stayed away but as the frequency began to wane the period came back) After one round of that I said what the heck and ordered it on Amazon.
I have only used it for one cycle now but I can confidently say I WILL NEVER go back to tampons. Ever. For these reasons:
1. Oh my gosh! So comfortable! I don’t even know it’s there. Even on my heaviest day!
2. Way less waste! One cup is all you need for up to a year!
3. Only needs to be removed and rinsed every 12 hours.
4. You don’t have to use a bunch of different sizes through your cycle – 1 cup all period long!
#1 alone would be completely worth the switch for me.
So if you aren’t already a believer I suggest you check out the amazon reviews (and answers to any and all of the questions you could think of!) and decide for yourself if it’s worth trying out. (hint: it is!)
If you ARE already a believer I feel our sisterhood strong right now. You go girl:)