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Monday, January 31, 2011

As girls we all get a certain monthly visitor “Aunt Flow” as some of us call it.   We then of course load up on tampons or pads, but what about a cup?  Yes a menstrual cup!  DivaCup is a brand that offers such a contraption.  Here’s the scoop.

“The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. It is inserted in the (va-jay-jay) and sits at the lower base of the (va-jay-jay) 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 (va-jay-jay) not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess! (It) 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…The (DivaCup) is reusable making it environmentally responsible.”

So ladies, what do you think of the DivaCup is this item “green” or disgusting?

{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}


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HJ wrote:
1) 1/31/2011 11:17:17 AM
Totally gross! I don't see the point really, either...
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JewelQueen wrote:
2) 1/31/2011 11:21:21 AM
The concept is great, but I'm not sure how it can be "no-mess" when it's time to empty it. :) I would not use it, but I applaud those willing to be that green!
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Izzyj3304 wrote:
3) 1/31/2011 11:22:01 AM
I think this product would be useful for some people and i might even give it a try but it does sound kind of strange....
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MakeupCowgirl wrote:
4) 1/31/2011 11:24:11 AM
Hmmm this sounds very interesting and may be worth trying since pads and tampons can get a lil pricey, although maybe they should make them disposable???
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Tasha11111 wrote:
5) 1/31/2011 11:24:15 AM
This is disgusting. I don't think I would want to use something like that to put in my va-jay-jay. Ladies be careful
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technocab wrote:
6) 1/31/2011 11:24:53 AM
I love the idea of it being "green." I'm not sure I would use this product though. Reading about how it works kind of throws me off, but maybe if I knew more about it and heard other people's stories, I would reconsider.
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tlatrice wrote:
7) 1/31/2011 11:27:52 AM
I have a friend who swears by this. But I'm still on the fence. However, I felt the same way about tampons until about 2 years ago and now I hate pads. Maybe it's worth a shot?
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stepande wrote:
8) 1/31/2011 11:28:21 AM
I think the idea of the DivaCup is really smart, it is environmentally friendly as there is no waste involved like with other feminine products. That being said, I don't think I will ever switch into using it, the thought of it actually kind of repulses me, whether is is my own "Aunt Flow" or not.
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Co wrote:
9) 1/31/2011 11:29:12 AM
I definitely will try this! By the way this is going "green" all the way!!!
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PrincessDanaa wrote:
10) 1/31/2011 11:29:13 AM
This can't be very clean, taking it out seems like it would be messy and it's not something you can change in public restrooms. Well, discreetly anyway..
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jha wrote:
11) 1/31/2011 11:29:43 AM
I think this is a great idea and wouldn't mind trying it. I like the idea of not having anything to throw away or worrying that the waste is going to clog the toilet. The only worry I would have about the product is the ease of inserting it properly to prevent leaks. It can't be any more disgusting or unhygenic than the current routine of inserting and removing tampons or the use pads.
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sweetchic wrote:
12) 1/31/2011 11:30:17 AM
I think the DivaCup is definitely green, but at the same time I'm wary about putting anything inside of me like that, especially since I'm already scared of tampons... perhaps with more customer reviews I might decide to try it...
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Laines wrote:
13) 1/31/2011 11:30:17 AM
I've tried something similar before and loved it. Used to rely on the cups and just a panty liner, since the brand wasn't doing so well..i couldn't really find them anymore. Will love to try DivaCup when it's available!
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dknightofthesoul wrote:
14) 1/31/2011 11:31:00 AM
Actually, I have a diva cup and it was the best purchase ever. By the second or third day of my period I almost forget I'm on it because there's no leakage like with tampons. It's made of the highest quality medical grade silicone and I have never found it to be uncomfortable. Plus, you never have to worry about having an extra pad or tampon in your purse. You can sleep with it in all night without any risk of TSS (which you can't do with tampons) and by the end of your flow you can leave it in all day, you hardly even notice it's there. It's not only green but much better than shoving cotton up your vag every couple of hours. I'm not sure why some woman find their periods so gross and their bodies so gross that they're unwilling to try a safe and healthy alternative to tampons; especially considering that tampons have been linked with Toxic Shock Syndrome which could KILL YOU. I think diva cups are empowering and some women are just afraid to feel empowered.
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Sumar wrote:
15) 1/31/2011 1:28:50 PM
I'm really not feeling this concept at all. I have a question, what if the cup move then what? I'm thinking there will be a big mess. The more I think about it the more I don't like it.
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MamaM06 wrote:
16) 1/31/2011 11:31:25 AM
I think this is just really the blood sits in there until you clean it? I have a very heavy flow with I know this is gross but a lot of huge blood clots... & to fit in your vag this thing would have to be pretty small and more than likely not hold alot. If I were given one as a sample I would probably try it out, but it most definitely would not be on my "must buy" list.
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TerryTB wrote:
17) 1/31/2011 11:31:37 AM
I have seen many videos on Youtube regarding this product and I saw, by going to their website, they sell them at an organic store not too far from where I live. I am going to have to give this a try and let you know how it works in about 2 months. Thank you.
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corileigh13 wrote:
18) 1/31/2011 11:33:26 AM
I'm all for it, since I have heavy flow the first 2-3 days and have to use a tampon and pad and have to change every couple of hours, this might be nice to only have to empty every few. Then on my moderate to light days to be able to go for up to 12 hours before having to empty, that is a dream come true. Pads and tampons are so pricey now and to be able to have something like this to reuse and also to have a "green" product I think is a wonderful idea that I am definitely willing to try.
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Missjnel18 wrote:
19) 1/31/2011 11:36:50 AM
Eww. I think that would def' be disgusting ! I'll still to my normal disposable pads. I just don't like anything inside my va-jay-jay during the times aunt flow is visiting :) this is a great invention although not for my liking.
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mereditheng115 wrote:
20) 1/31/2011 11:37:12 AM
Nope...can't do the DivaCup. I am an always girl-through and through
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jillwPA wrote:
21) 1/31/2011 11:37:22 AM
I think I'll just stick with the usual. Always thought I was adventurous but for some reason I can't even imagine trying this.
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msradwoman wrote:
22) 1/31/2011 11:38:17 AM
Disgusting!! All I can see from this is a big mess plus if one decided to "empty" it in a public place the threat of contamination to the next person using the area would be great! Blood borne pathogens. Yikes!
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Visixieme wrote:
23) 1/31/2011 11:38:32 AM
It does sound messy... I would like to have some feedback from other girls though. If I get positive testimonies, I will try it. If it works as well as described, then definitely it would be greatly advantagous.
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sgt wrote:
24) 1/31/2011 11:40:06 AM
I'm all for going green but I don't think this is for me, and how do you 'not touch it' if you have to remove and clean it? There's going to be a mess in there somewhere
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cc071106 wrote:
25) 1/31/2011 11:40:46 AM
Although it does sound good for the environment, with less trash to discard. The thought of emptying the cup is disgusting to me. I'm not sure I would even want to try this, think of the mess and embarassment if it wasn't inserted correctly.
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SimpliTK wrote:
26) 1/31/2011 11:41:16 AM
It sounds cool in theory. I just dont think it's for me. I would rather stick to tampons when necessary. I just couldn't imagine dumping it and reinserting it. But hey, to each its own!
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MM2 wrote:
27) 1/31/2011 11:42:03 AM
I have heard about these and most is not good. I have a friend who's mom is a nurse. She has had to remove these quite often when they fill up with blood. I know that sounds gross, but it is also very dangerous. Just a thought. Try IUD (Inter Uterus Device). It's amazing. I have the Mirena!
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Supemmy wrote:
28) 1/31/2011 11:42:28 AM
I would try this. It's worth a shot and could be really great for some women. I'm excited.
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mel.e.mel wrote:
29) 1/31/2011 11:43:27 AM
Interesting idea... not sure what I think yet.. I would have to get more info. But I'm always open to new ideas, especially 'green' ideas. Concerns are price, how long do they last since they are reusable, where do you get them, health/sanitary and of course leakage. Depending on price I would try...especially with a coupon or rebate. Thanks for telling me about this.
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MryKate wrote:
30) 1/31/2011 11:44:45 AM
I am not sure ... but would give it a try as I do beleve in going green. Sometimes it is good to try new things we end up finding something we love to use!
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Mandii wrote:
31) 1/31/2011 11:46:12 AM
I agree with the first comment, that's gross, and I would never go for it.
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chimay wrote:
32) 1/31/2011 11:50:46 AM
Definitely "green" but I would have to try this to see if it works as advertised.
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ShellyT wrote:
33) 1/31/2011 11:52:37 AM
well that is interesting.
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LaShunda wrote:
34) 1/31/2011 12:04:37 PM
I would love to purchase this idem and see how effective is the product, anything to help our environment is wonderful!!
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Makeuplover85 wrote:
35) 1/31/2011 12:05:28 PM
I think this would be bad. 12 hours?? That seems too long and dangerous. Don't use this ladies. Stick to pads. Tampons are dangerous as well.--TSS
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sparklebug wrote:
36) 1/31/2011 12:07:28 PM
This idea has been around for years! The idea does gross me out BUT, can you imagine never having to buy tampons or pads again?! In one year thats $120 savings! I would def. give it a try!
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SammyPanther wrote:
37) 1/31/2011 12:10:06 PM
I honestly like the concept, because it's not wasteful and isn't as risky as tampons with TSS, but I too think it may be difficult to empty without a mess. Comfort is also another factor, I'm wondering how comfortable it would be to wear one for 12 hours? Sounds uncomfortable to me.
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Amis wrote:
38) 1/31/2011 12:13:52 PM
When I went on a mission trip 3 yes ago, some of the girls brought the diva cup... They LOVED it! Said it was quick, easy, & clean!
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jennifer0246 wrote:
39) 1/31/2011 12:02:49 PM
I bought a divacup in 2003, and some 8 years later, it's still one of the best things I've ever purchased for myself. Seriously, EVER. It's silicone, so it can be boiled to be sterilized, and it's reusable basically forever. It's also non-allergenic, which is important as many of us are allergic to bunches of things. It's a huge money saver. I spent $30 or something like that 8 years ago, and haven't paid a dime since. No $10 a month on tampons or pads, nothing. It's environmentally friendly. Do you know you're not supposed to flush tampons? Yeah, fish that thing out and wrap it in miles of toilet paper, and if your dog doesn't dig it out of the bathroom garbage (SUPER GROSS), it'll go to the landfill in a plastic bag. Where it will live forever and ever, because plastic doesn't go away. Same for pads, except they're bigger and contain plastic themselves. It's not messy. Seriously, it's not. Sure, you have to get used to using it and figure out what you're doing, but it's totally worth it. And hands are washable :) It's $30 (or less. You can often find them for less than $20). You've spent that in the last week on yourself, I nearly guarantee it. Isn't it worthwhile to spend the cash, learn about the cup, and try it out? What've you got to lose? More info on cups: and
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Adelle wrote:
40) 1/31/2011 12:14:43 PM
I love my DivaCup! I've been using one since college and it truly is the easiest thing. I will admit, it did take a while to get used to (probably about 3 cycles for me) but once I got the hang of it, I was hooked. I have a heavy flow, so I do have to empty it more frequently. This often means emptying it in a public place, which I was intially nervous about, but have gotten used to. The secret to it being "no-mess" is in the way you remove it. You have to remember that your vagina slants back toward your tailbone, but if you pull out the cup at an angle, it's obviously going to spill. The manner in which you remove it is different for everyone, but since I figured out the best way for me, I have not had any issues. Although the package says it's good for a year, my gynecologist told me I can use it for up to 5. The FDA requires DivaCup to put the 1 year replacement recommendation in the instructions, but as long as you make sure you clean it well after every cycle, you should be good to go for several years. Hope this is helpful to anyone considering the DivaCup!
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anjeab wrote:
41) 1/31/2011 12:14:57 PM
I would love to try this product. The concepts sounds great but I cannot see how you can remove it with no mess. I would definitely like to get more information on this product and test it for myself. I have period mess so I would welcome anything to lessen that burden.
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BBear90 wrote:
42) 1/31/2011 12:23:09 PM
It's not only "green", but so much safer! Few people understand the effects of the "absorbent" agent in pads and tampons - both are PROVEN to cause a variety of cancer types; yet we stick it inside of us! Besides, the "smell" associated with having things just "sit there" is very noticeable and pretty sad. I'm definitely going to buy one of these and try it out; such a wonderful idea for the health of women and for the Earth.
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Keldog wrote:
43) 1/31/2011 12:27:28 PM
This concept is actually not new. The "Instead" has been available for quite some time and works in the same way as a diaphragm, sitting closer to the cervix. This product may be an improvement as it is likely easier to remove.
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GretchenJennie wrote:
44) 1/31/2011 12:33:27 PM
I think it probably is "green" and generally better for the environment in that it is reusable. However, I wouldn't use it. I like things to be clean and easy to use and discard, so that I can replace on the "go" and move on.
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annie0271 wrote:
45) 1/31/2011 12:41:32 PM
this is gross. how can something like this not leak? and if you're a heavy bleeder, how can it contain ALL of your flow over 12 hours? plus i would think it would be an absolute mess to take out and clean
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muloverintx wrote:
46) 1/31/2011 12:43:48 PM
this sounds interesting. i had a girlfriend in college that used something like these and loved them. maybe i'll give them a try and see if i like it better than tampons.
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Miss G wrote:
47) 1/31/2011 12:56:49 PM
I applaud any effort to make women's lives easier during the menstrual period, but if this catches on, there will eventually be some inconsiderate green-minded Diva who thinks it's perfectly ok to rinse her cup in the sink of a public restroom. Gross.
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Abigail wrote:
48) 1/31/2011 1:00:29 PM
I think this is a pretty cool idea...sure it'd take some DEFINITE getting used to! But overall, pretty clever (;
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G. Will wrote:
49) 1/31/2011 1:04:21 PM
Disgusting! clean? and you have to reach in there to get it out? it's bad enough trying to find that elusive tampon string sometimes! then pour out the contents! yuck I'll stick with what I know.
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mandajoye wrote:
50) 1/31/2011 1:12:29 PM
You'd have to be a real "green" fanatic to be willing to try that out. The entire concept seems unhygienic, and having to "empty" the diva cup doesn't sound like a pleasant task. As if menstruating itself wasn't enough to handle, they now want us to feel guilty for wasting paper products on it? Maybe they could come up with an organic tampon or something. But the diva cup? Not for me.
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Myersz00 wrote:
51) 1/31/2011 1:12:37 PM
I think it is a great idea; not only eco-friendly, but cost effective as well. Think of the cost of all of that feminine hygiene!!! We have 4 women in our house...poor Dad!!! (He loves it!) and that is a lot of $ each month!!! I imagine it is just a matter of getting used to the concept and practicing using this product. Myersz00
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Tshell wrote:
52) 1/31/2011 1:16:17 PM
I'm not convinced on the ease of use. My body pushes tampons out and they are very uncomfortable. I only wear them when I REALLY want to swim during my monthly. Maybe I would try it for that, but not daily wear.
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Dairy wrote:
53) 1/31/2011 1:25:02 PM
Concept is good. Green is good. But i dont know hygienic and SAFE this could be. Thinking about the risk for Toxic Shock Syndrome, especially when you leave them too long. Reading through this, the thought of "just washing" them gives me the creeps of bacteria growth, then placing them again inside of me....
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Arizona J wrote:
54) 1/31/2011 1:32:21 PM
what a great concept both "green" and very practical! wish they were around when i could have made use of them. goodbye tampons and napkins!!!!!!!
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echolalia wrote:
55) 1/31/2011 1:47:06 PM
I've been flirting with the idea of using one of these since I first found out about it, which was about 4 years ago. Since then, I've read a lot of reviews written by women who have used this product. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be: try it for a few cycles (to get used to it) and you'll eventually love it. It does sound kind of gross at first, but could it really be any messier than a tampon or pad? I think I'm going to try it; it can't hurt to experiment with it, for instance, on a day when I can stick close to home.
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maygan wrote:
56) 1/31/2011 1:48:10 PM
I've had my Diva cup for a year or so now and I still love it. It can be messy sometimes, but a tampon could be just as messy on a heavy flow day. Since it's silicone (& squishy), it doesn't hurt if you put it in at a wrong angle like a tampon does. I love not having to worry about carrying spare tampons every time I leave the house. I don't think there's enough space to list every reason why I pick it over tampons.
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MRSGARY wrote:
57) 1/31/2011 1:48:56 PM
I am not sure if I would like this idea but I certainly would try it before I say no!!! It sounds like a good idea but I would have to try it before I could give my honest opinion.
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me :) wrote:
58) 1/31/2011 2:00:54 PM
Sounds really gross! I would not try it. I dont understand how it cant be felt and how it is not messy! I wont try it...
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me :) wrote:
59) 1/31/2011 2:02:13 PM
Sounds really gross! I dont understand how it isnt messy and cant be felt! I wont try it!
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leticia wrote:
60) 1/31/2011 2:06:24 PM
Idk about this! Wat if you have heavier menstrual flow..are the cups bigger?? Idk maybe I'm but I don't like the idea of a cup.
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12345girl wrote:
61) 1/31/2011 2:17:11 PM
omg thanks so much you have no idea how much that is going to help me ....keep on doing what your doing on the tips
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12345girl wrote:
62) 1/31/2011 2:19:45 PM
omg thanks so much you have no idea how much that is going to help me ....keep on doing what your doing on the tips
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KatieD86 wrote:
63) 1/31/2011 2:23:38 PM
I've actually used this product in the past but haven't used it much lately since my flow has been less heavy lately. I would definitely recommend this product though! It's great to not have to worry about changing the pad or tampon every few hours or so. I believe (and I did) you can leave it in for 8-12 hours- just depends on how heavy your flow is. I also noticed after I had used it for a while my flow did decrease. I read some studies that show that after continued use it will decrease your flow verses using tampons. This is because some tampons have bleach in them which can mess with your hormones, etc. The other great thing about the Diva Cup is that you don't have to worry about the smell like you do with pads and tampons - and you don't feel it at all once you get it in. It is a little messy at first until you get the hang of it but since you can keep it in pretty much all day you don't have to worry about making a mess in a public restroom/at work.
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Red Apple wrote:
64) 1/31/2011 2:29:55 PM
YUCK! No-way !!!
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Red Apple wrote:
65) 1/31/2011 2:31:09 PM
No-way !
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Kutiepie714 wrote:
66) 1/31/2011 2:49:27 PM
I think this is such a great idea! Very green too!
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umm.. wrote:
67) 1/31/2011 3:08:33 PM
thats disgusting!
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PersianPrincess wrote:
68) 1/31/2011 3:14:06 PM
That is so gross. I love the environment but c'mon...
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Lanicakes wrote:
69) 1/31/2011 3:17:14 PM
Kinda gross, It is bad enough that you have to discard the old pad wrap it up and toss it in the trash, but it is a quick step to replace, now you want me to try and place the c-cup In my koo ka the take it out and wash it to replace it again? what if I am in a mall restroom? I have to touch the door,touch the seat covers, and then touch my koo ka to take it out and then wash it where? eew! gross!
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Lanicakes wrote:
70) 1/31/2011 3:18:09 PM
my bad I meant the Diva cup not C-cup...
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melibabee wrote:
71) 1/31/2011 3:21:54 PM
I heard about this last year in a class lecture and I don't care what you name it it's still gross.
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pinkxxcutie123 wrote:
72) 1/31/2011 3:22:39 PM
hmm... interesting
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reemty wrote:
73) 1/31/2011 3:38:15 PM
hmm doesn't sound so sanitary! even thou i'm for green products, but this is a bit much.
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KitKatKaity wrote:
74) 1/31/2011 3:45:58 PM
I think it's a good idea. It will virtually eliminate the possibility of TSS and in the end it is safer. However, I don't know how many people will be willing to buy it because who wants to have to dump it and clean that out? I also wonder just how "leak-free" it could possibly be.
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Marieirene wrote:
75) 1/31/2011 4:11:15 PM
Technically sure, this product is green. But it's not something you'll see me using anytime soon. It sounds unsanitary, and unpractical. I'd prefer a tampon to this mess any day!
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Rhapsody wrote:
76) 1/31/2011 4:38:52 PM
I have a friend that loves this contraption and I will definitely try it. As the price of cotton goes up and the fact that the crop basically rapes the land, it is a good alternative. I'm interested in why some of the commentors feel that tampons are so much more sanitary. Seems to me that you can clean the DivaCup whereas you have no idea where the tampon has been or who has handled it.
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brb_kitchen wrote:
77) 1/31/2011 4:44:02 PM
it's called a VAGINA. put on your big girl panties and quit calling it some cutesy name, it's a freakin vagina!!
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JacquieGA wrote:
78) 1/31/2011 4:45:52 PM
This isn't a 'new' product- it's been around for years. It's not unsanitary or unhygenic. It is effective and comfortable- I had problems with endometriosis until I quit using tampons. The DivaCup is a great alternative. There is no risk of TSS like there is with tampons and I have never had to empty it in public because you can wear itć6£com/makeup/eyes/eyeln. You can also learn a lot about your cycle by using the cup- most people don't bleed nearly as much as they think. It just looks like a lot spread out on a tampon or pad. Don't knock it until you try it!
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dknightofthesoul wrote:
79) 1/31/2011 4:56:41 PM
I really don't get why people think this is so unhygienicg in comparison to pads and tampons.
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Sozz wrote:
80) 1/31/2011 5:03:47 PM
I think it's a great idea. Also, you gals should look up LunaPads, too. It's the same concept but with a reusable pad. I realize that trying these kinda things seems inconvenient and a bit gross, but we have to start thinking beyond ourselves. We have to protect our planet. Thanks!
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bia wrote:
81) 1/31/2011 5:15:38 PM
i applaud the effort but i'm not sure i would be willing to use it. maybe its because i've become so used to using tampons. not really sure the thought of a cup collecting menstrual flow will catch on
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cindyL wrote:
82) 1/31/2011 5:29:51 PM
Just thinking of emptying out gross me out. I don't think I can.
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MonqueHeartzYu wrote:
83) 1/31/2011 5:41:26 PM
Interesting , I need to try this.
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Calisunset wrote:
84) 1/31/2011 5:33:21 PM
Not sure anyone's thought of this, and there was too many comments to read through. The biggest problem I see with this product is that it's not disposable. If you're out some where, you have to empty and clean it. This means, what, possibly in a public restroom or a friends restroom sink. I think the makers of this product need to take into consideration diseases passed by body fluids. The person using the sink after you risks coming in contact with your body fluids, or vice versa. It's something serious to consider.
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e-sjog wrote:
85) 1/31/2011 5:57:27 PM
I have one of these, and it is seriously the best investment I've ever made. You can't even feel it, you don't have to change it as often or worry about toxic shock syndrome like with using tampons. It saves money in the long run, and is eco-friendly!! :)
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Cooka wrote:
86) 1/31/2011 6:28:51 PM
I think its a little gross theres no appliactor so you just have to shove it up there and how are you suppoed to get it out?
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Caroline! wrote:
87) 1/31/2011 6:33:13 PM
hmmm... thinks no...i would be SO grossed out emptying it! where do you dump it! i can barely wrap a used tampon up!
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Cheerchick512 wrote:
88) 1/31/2011 6:38:10 PM
I think that's just plain gross! Washable pads I'd be willing to think about but where would you empty it? I guess it's green but i wouldnt dop it
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MardiPeace wrote:
89) 1/31/2011 7:13:09 PM
I love the freedom a cup provides! I so NEED to get a DivaCup now. I used Instead for years, but not it is so hard to find. I think this would be the perfect new hygeine for me! Thanks for this blog!
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Bballgrrl202 wrote:
90) 1/31/2011 7:25:39 PM
I mean if it works and it's green I would be all for it!!!!
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ellekaybee wrote:
91) 1/31/2011 7:48:30 PM
It's not a new idea. Came out years ago and failed miserably. Now trying to make a comeback with the green angle. Please! Think about it ladies, would you want to have to wash out your clotty, bloody cup in a public restroom? Would you even want to stand NEXT to someone who was doing this? Gag, yack and OMG! Please just say NO!
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sunshinegurl wrote:
92) 1/31/2011 7:51:48 PM
I think this is kind of gross. How the heck are you supposed to empty it?! Now THAT would be really disgusting, and if it's not as clean as it should be, there would be germs and stuff on it! EW.
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sunshinegurl wrote:
93) 1/31/2011 8:02:40 PM
This is really disgusting. How the heck are you supposed to clean/empty it? And if its not completely clean, then it's not very sanitary either.
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Adry33 wrote:
94) 1/31/2011 8:27:24 PM
Divacup sounds interesting I will have to try it before I can said is not good but if no mess and last up to 12hrs that's a plus and will save me some money. it is all about savings
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KikiShoes wrote:
95) 1/31/2011 8:53:13 PM
It does seem like it could be an eco friendly product, but I would be too uncomfortable inserting it. I don't like touching blood. I can't even insert a tampon comfortably! Maybe I'm just a prude.
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Kellz23 wrote:
96) 1/31/2011 8:54:37 PM
Hmm, I don't sounds kinda gross, but hey it might be better than tampons or pads.
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Miss416 wrote:
97) 1/31/2011 9:04:10 PM
I think it's really disgusting. The fact that when taking it out you could potentially spill it everywhere is gross. They make organic tampons and pads. This is just nasty
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PrincessLD wrote:
98) 1/31/2011 9:09:30 PM
Now this might seems a lil disgusting but it really sounds interesting and it doesn't kill to try ! So ladies think about it !!
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tinydancer89 wrote:
99) 1/31/2011 9:23:49 PM
hmmm. an interesting idea and i like the "green" aspect of it but i have reservations about what would happen when it is time to change this. i doubt i would feel comfortable seeing that much of my own bodily fluid
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Possum wrote:
100) 1/31/2011 9:36:46 PM
I have been using a menstrual cup for the last 2 years and I love it! So much more comfortable! Highly decreased risk of toxic shock syndrome. Yes, it can be messy........but once you learn to use it the mess is minimal. I also use cloth menstrual pads which are much more comfortable than store bought.
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Brittanyy wrote:
101) 1/31/2011 9:58:37 PM
This honestly seems soo disgusting!
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Briebee101 wrote:
102) 1/31/2011 9:58:54 PM
I think that this is a great idea!! it seems like it would be less of a hassle than making a trip to the bathroom and changeing other items used for your period. I also think that it would be way more stress free than traditional pads and tampons. I am totally gonna try these! sounds great -Briebee
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SuzyQ123 wrote:
103) 1/31/2011 10:09:18 PM
I would try it once - nothing about that time of the month is "pretty" so this can't be too much worse than all the rest of the methods...
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Natualista wrote:
104) 1/31/2011 10:28:45 PM
I was once introduced to the diva cup by a few of my natural friends a year ago! When hearing the attributes of the cup it sounds very disgusting and eventually you would feel that you will have a non-protected "crime scene" in your pants, however each of them love it! You may have to put on a liner but that is it! The cup is washable and sanitary from what I understand. I personally have not purchased the diva cup but I am not opposed to it as well!!! SO my vote is a very "green" product.
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wishin4juicy wrote:
105) 1/31/2011 10:58:11 PM
I think it's a great idea and definitely can be "green" but I personally find it very weird. I think it would be great though because you would not have to worry about changing tampons every so often. Definitely something to consider.
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missestofu wrote:
106) 1/31/2011 11:32:50 PM
It's not as weird as you would think. I used to use one and it was really green and it saved me a lot of money. And, surprisingly, odor-wise it was less than with pads (for sure!) or tampons. It lasted me about a year and a half, and I am thinking of getting another one.
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hollymonster wrote:
107) 1/31/2011 11:43:58 PM
I'm on the fence about this product... I used a similar one called "Instead" when I happened across it in my grocery store. I do find it extremely convenient to not have to use tampons/pads but I found the "Instead" cup to be difficult to remove & slightly messy when I finally did get it removed. I think I'd be willing to try the DivaCup, depending on the materials it's made from!
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bambinaazzura wrote:
108) 2/1/2011 12:09:55 AM
so worried about going green? why not just use a rag like they did back in the day?
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jessicarhv wrote:
109) 2/1/2011 12:20:14 AM
hmm...I doubt I'll be using it. The idea of having to empty a cup that has been collecting you-know-what seems messier than using tampons and pads. Nice thought about going green but it doesn't seem like this is the solution.
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Ew! wrote:
110) 2/1/2011 12:23:19 AM
I'm all for going green, but I don't think a woman's menstrual cycle is a time to do that! The idea of empty a cup every 12 hours just seems a little "dirty!" I would use it, but to each her own! :)
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NotYerTypicalDipsht wrote:
111) 2/1/2011 12:37:22 AM
Green! I like the Diva cup. It might take some getting used to but it's so much less wasteful. I definitely recommend it.
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Piefaces Mom wrote:
112) 2/3/2011 5:03:15 PM
This sounds almost to good to be true. What about the mess when its 12 hour time limit is up. Maybe if it was a cup/ tampon type because it sounds not so nice for the clean up. I guess I would have to see a demo and maybe try it, nothing new has been presented to us in years.
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MClarissa wrote:
113) 2/1/2011 12:59:29 AM
I used to use something like this when going to college in the early 90's. This concept actually isn't new but it does work. For those who have ever had to deal with a menstrual malfunction or really heavy flow, this product when used correctly is a pants saver. Sure at first glance The Diva Cup smacks of ick factor but the alternatives aren't glam either. This works and just might prevent a scarlet embarrassment
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Daniel12 wrote:
114) 2/1/2011 1:02:41 AM
A cup is a new idea that sound great , no dirty pads or tampons to mess with. Less money to spend every month, it sounds great.
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RedLipsCamii wrote:
115) 2/1/2011 1:27:30 AM
Seems original. Could be the next big thing. I want to try.
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BlueRse wrote:
116) 2/1/2011 4:26:14 AM
This is far from a new concept. It's just being redesigned (got to admit it looks a lot nicer then the red cup shaped...made of some material that I have seen before). Kindof thought it was gross then (considering on the other one I saw it had this little handle thingy...) and I still think its kindof gross now. I mean what happens if you have to really tug to get that thing out?
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katelaurt wrote:
117) 2/1/2011 6:54:43 AM
I would have tried it/but it's too late for me. Don't have that problem anymore. Thankk goodness I don't; I can't imagine my daughter and myself having "Auntie Flow" around the same time. We would take each others heads off!!!! Love your products.
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Odessa wrote:
118) 2/1/2011 8:19:21 AM
All I can say is GROSS!!!
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mldaws01 wrote:
119) 2/1/2011 8:40:04 AM
I would not personally use this because I think it sounds disgusting. I would not want to have to deal with 'emptying and cleaning' it for another use. I had to have a hysterectomy last year, however, so fortunately I won't have to worry about this anymore...
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Chillen wrote:
120) 2/1/2011 9:00:41 AM
The concept is a little strange... I'd try It i think, but I'd definitely be grossed out with having to empty it. That just seems gross. And it would get everywhere!
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LunaOn2 wrote:
121) 2/1/2011 9:45:07 AM
I'm a little sckeptical about this product! it says if you place it correctly there is no leaking? but then you can reused?? how much can it hold. (12hrs) there's people that are heavier and lighter. So i'll def give it try sometime. (but i dont feel confortable with the idea of having something holding fluids like a "bag")
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notTHATkindofdiva wrote:
122) 2/1/2011 10:18:50 AM
I'm going to have to go with disgusting. I'm all for saving the planet, but that's just nasty. Think of the potential mess!!!
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EyeSoPretty wrote:
123) 2/1/2011 12:13:19 PM
I've wanted one of these for a while I just haven't had the time to go pick one it's not in a store I normally shop at or even go that way. Yes, it sounds gross, but so does the waste of sanitary napkins and tampon in the sewer system. You put it in you empty it every 12 hours wash it put it back in when you're done stash it away, and you're always ready. I like it. Just like I had to get use to pads and tampons this is something you just would have to put in mind you are helping the environment, and that should make you feel proud.
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JennyJenny8675309 wrote:
124) 2/1/2011 12:30:58 PM
disgusting :P but, i can see it coming in handy when the world starts to die :(
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pinkwooll wrote:
125) 2/1/2011 12:34:09 PM
This sounds like an infection waiting to happen!
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elvyani wrote:
126) 2/1/2011 1:33:08 PM
Great concept but I doubt I will wear it because it probably will be messier than the normal ones.
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AllieMcBiel wrote:
127) 2/1/2011 1:52:39 PM
That is gross! I will stick with my tampoms
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Starflower wrote:
128) 2/1/2011 2:02:49 PM
I think that's gross! It seems like it wouldn't work as well as pads and tampon that absorb. I'm gonna stick my my bff (tampons).
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kate24 wrote:
129) 2/1/2011 2:08:25 PM
There has been an item like this before, and one currently exists yet it is not reusable. I have tried said item and it wasn't as comfy as they said and didn't really work all that well. I would also be concerned with bacteria growth if used over and over again. Past items have not sold well, infact I think one is out of business. Although, this may become like the "go girl" and get a strong following due to it's uniqueness. The PR may take care of itself, similar to "go girl"
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Miamieheat wrote:
130) 2/1/2011 3:27:53 PM
If this actually works, I'd prob try it. The cotton from a tampon can leave a residue not to mention if you leave it in too long tss. Are there any constraints with this new "green" product?
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pintsizedmarina wrote:
131) 2/1/2011 3:30:02 PM
My sister loves these! She in very into natural health and swears that this is the best thing ever! She also had toxic shock syndrome in her thirties so I believe that her goal is to be safe also. She told me that no toxins enter the body when you use this and it keeps the bacteria down.
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AllieMcBiel wrote:
132) 2/1/2011 3:33:25 PM
That is gross! I will stick with my tampoms
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LadyDi wrote:
133) 2/1/2011 3:42:15 PM
This would have to be the nastiest method that I have heard of. Talk about green, I don't think it would be worth it.
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EVJ wrote:
134) 2/1/2011 4:48:00 PM
There's nothing DIVA about that cup
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vanvan wrote:
135) 2/1/2011 5:32:25 PM
personally i wouldnt use this. i think it sounds pretty gross and i dont understand how it would be no mess. it also sounds like there would be alot of opportunity for bacteria to grow. but if it works for some girls and helps the environment, good for them.
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Bitterstarlite wrote:
136) 2/1/2011 6:40:53 PM
I'm not sure if I would use this, I might try it just to test it out. I'll probably stay with my trusty tampons.
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B3E2A4U1T9I8F6UL wrote:
137) 2/1/2011 8:47:54 PM
My first thought was hunh?...I am a girl who will try anything atlest once and if it makes my life easier I am all for it.
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Diva User wrote:
138) 2/1/2011 9:23:40 PM
Since I moved to a house on a septic system, I needed to find an alternative to tampons. I hate wearing pads alone, so I turned to the Diva Cup and gave it a try. Just as it took some getting used to with tampons at first, so does the cup. Once you get the hang of it, it's not so bad. Completely mess free? Not so much. But, it is better than the Instead cups, that tend to "explode" upon release, if you can imagine. Public restroom use is a little more awkward, but it is doable. Environmentaly friendly, septic friendly, and body friendly. It does tend to "stain" through use, but a soak in Oxyclean makes it like new.
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suetexas wrote:
139) 2/1/2011 9:44:12 PM
Great idea!
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nikkkkkki wrote:
140) 2/2/2011 1:48:26 AM
It sounds interesting but confusing? I don't get where to put it... but I think it's a great idea because it can be worn for 12 hours, and you can only wear a tampon for 4. However, I personally would dispose it after a one time use.
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divadev wrote:
141) 2/2/2011 9:37:53 AM
This is not the first time they have tried to market a menstrual cup - it was done about 30 years ago. It was difficult to use and the contents went everywhere when you tried to remove it. It wasn't well received then, and I don't think it will be now either.
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142) 2/2/2011 4:38:04 PM
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Muah wrote:
143) 2/3/2011 3:50:48 PM
the only way i could see anyone using this is if they are moderate to low flow...heavy would be a disaster :/ And of course a object of that size would mean you'd have to be experienced to even use it. Maybe if you were going camping it would work? Personally I couldn't use it :(
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Alice Dear wrote:
144) 2/3/2011 3:38:57 AM
I would love to actually want to use this for environmental reasons, but I just can't. It's too inconvenient I think, and I just don't see myself using this regularly. But what I didn't like about this post was how you referred to vagina as a "va-jay-jay." I think that is silly and a little annoying to be honest. It would be like going to a doctor and having him/her use slang words for anatomy. I have the utmost respect for you, Achelle, and I love readings your posts, but this one was kind of disappointing.
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Lngy wrote:
145) 2/8/2011 10:53:39 PM
I give props to the inventor who thought of this green device. However, I wonder when it's time empty how "easy" will it be? Because during periods women tend to shed their uterus lining and I hate the thought of that in the "diva cup" and me having to poor it down the drain and wash it. And how sanitize will it be after each cleaning with soap and water? I'd still be a little grossed out.
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April K. wrote:
146) 2/12/2011 8:55:22 PM
This is a great idea. It would save you a ton of money because you won't have to buy tampons and pads. It will definately help the environment by reducing the amount of waste entering into the landfills. Just think, all the women in america have perions and all of us toss our pads in the garbage and they all end up in the landfil. Now thats GROSS! You insert the cup just like a tampon and it holds more than a tampon. I have been researching this product and I definately plan on ordering one!!
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Bren Hering wrote:
147) 2/15/2011 10:22:29 AM
Hi, Iím Bren Hering with the agency that represents Summerís Eve, the leading feminine hygiene brand. Itís great how today there are so many different products for when you're on your period Ė tampons, pads, and now the DivaCup Ė truly an option for everyone and every lifestyle. Just as using a tampon or pad is a no-brainer when on your period, another product you may not have considered yet is cleansing cloths. In our humble opinion, cleansing clothes can help you to feel clean and fresh Ė even if youíre on the go, (work, traveling etc.) and especially when on your period. Check out to learn more. Enjoy!
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