(Closed) Are you a Diva? Anyone else using a divacup?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

girlbrat- thanks! Gorss question, I know, sorry everyone!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, didn’t know you could wait so long!  And I would assume there are no worries of TSS with these either.. cool.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I use the Instead soft cups a few times during my cycle. They don’t stop all of the flow for me (not sure why, apparently I am putting them in right) but my husband and I find them useful when we want to be intimate while I am on my period. It make period sex much much less messy.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

Wait…I thought you were supposed to take them out when you have sex.  Wouldn’t that make it the same as using tampons?

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You do need to remove the Diva Cup before having sex but maybe the Instead cups are different?  I’m not familiar with them. 

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, girls you can keep the Instead cups in during sex.  They are soft, sort of like a diaphragm.  They are not contraceptive devices though.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@girlbrat89, good summary.  The Insteads are a soft cup that you can wear during sex. My husband can’t even tell when I have it in! They cost about $8 for 12 and are a one time use, but you can use them for up to 12 hours, like the divacup. I decided to go with them because of the ewww factor for reusing the divacup. I know that some are okay with it, and good for you, but for my first move away from tampons, I wanted something I didn’t have to wash and reuse.  Also, if they didn’t work, I didn’t want to spend the $$ on a divacup.  The Instead website is really informative about the softcups!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

This is just super fascinating…I’ve never heard of Diva cups or Instead until a few weeks ago on here (another thread). I’m interested in trying one of them. How many women use these? I’ve never heard friends, family, co-workers or anyone mention them! Are they popular now?

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I heard about them from a good friend in college.  She uses them exclusively. It’s wierd though, I never really hear anyone talk about them. I told my mom and she was like, ‘Umm, No thanks’ lol.  I have to amend my previous comment though, I was under the impression that the Diva cup was the same as Instead but I see that it isn’t.  I have only tried Instead, but I really like them for all of the reasons previously mentioned.  Environmental concerns aside, I like that Instead is one use only…

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Also, it def takes a few times to get the hang of putting them in.  When it is in correctly you don’t feel anything at all.  It is worth a second try if you felt like it was uncomfortable.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MarzipanMrs. Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use one and love it! No more tampons or pads for me ever!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Have any of you tried both Instead and the Divacup? I am very interested in the idea of this, but I tried Instead and it was a disgusting, epic fail for me. I followed the insertion instructions very closely but the Insteads did not seem to conform to my body very well. Would I have better luck with the Divacup?

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