(Closed) Diva Cup Users?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Bee
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

It’s normal for them to discolor over time, but as long as you’re keeping it clean, it should be fine. I soaked mine in water with a small amount of rubbing alcohol from time to time, and that helped.

Post # 4
Member
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been looking into these for awhile. Do you guys find them convenient/comfortable?

Post # 5
Member
773 posts
Busy bee

I use the keeper, and it has also discolored a bit over time.  I soak it in diluted white vinegar after each period, which helps a bit.  Like cherrypie said, as long as it’s clean, you are ok.  

 

@lmariea  i haven’t used diva cup but I have used the keeper and I LOVE IT.  if you want to try it out without buying one, you can buy Instead cups at most Rite-Aids and Walgreens. They’re disposable cups.

Post # 6
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253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The instruction booklet says that they should be replaced once a year for health and safety reasons.  I don’t know if they really HAVE to be, but that’s the official word on it.

lmariea, it took me a full cycle to get used to mine but now it’s very comfortable.  I had to cut off a lot of the stem, though, because it was too long at first.  I’ve never had any leaking problems, and overall I’m very satisfied with it.  I really love that it’s not wasteful, and that you usually only have to empty it twice a day. 

Post # 7
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I tried the "Instead" cups that amandopolis mentioned and I hated them. H.a.t.e.d. They are very flimsy and collapsible though (think a thick rubber ring with a flimsy plastic pouch attached to the bottom), whereas the diva and keeper both keep their shape. I think this is a key difference when it comes to accidents. As I discovered the hard way.

Post # 9
Member
773 posts
Busy bee

@chelseamorning i used Instead cups after my dog ate my keeper (seriously) like two days before my period.  I did have some problems with spillage and they sat up SO HIGH I was convinced I was reaching into my uterus.  But I thought they were a nice alternative to tampons, and reasonably similar, though definitely nowhere near as great as my keeper.

Post # 10
Member
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks for the advice, girls! I’m definitely going to consider this!

Post # 11
Member
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmm, where do you get one of these Divas?

Post # 12
Member
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got mine at Whole Foods.  The website has a store locator, so you can see if anyplace close to you sells them, or find the online places that do. http://www.divacup.com/en/search/ 

Post # 13
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The divacup says you should replace it once a year. However other companies say as long as you take care of it it will last up to 10 years.

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