Divacup Menstrual Cup

DivaCup Menstrual Cup Review

The Good
The DivaCup menstrual cup is very cost effective. It will run you less than other similar cups on the market and save you money on pads and tampons.

It’s safe to wear for up to 12 hours. It’s been rigorously tested and silicone based, so there’s never any risk of toxic shock or infection.

It won’t smell. Since the medical grade silicone doesn’t absorb anything, there’s never any worry about it absorbing odors.

The Bad
There can be more of a learning curve with the DivaCup. Some women find it difficult to insert it correctly after childbirth.

Bottom Line
DivaCup is one of the originators of the reusable menstrual cup and they’re still at the top of their game. It’s cheaper than a lot of the competition, but still extremely high quality. As long as it’s inserted correctly, there’s never any risk of spillage or leakage. It’s comfortable to wear and very easy to trust. Being one of the few companies to be granted the ISO 13485:2003 quality certification means that they know what they’re doing, and they’re making a safe product. It’s certainly worth your time trying it out, and you won’t break the bank in order to do it. It certainly has the potential to become your go-to menstrual care tool.

DivaCup Menstrual Cup Review Overview

This DivaCup Menstrual Cup Review will focus on everything that this cup has to offer. From the material that it’s made of to its general use and care, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision. No stone has been left unturned in the research for this cup since it’s one of the very first on the market. It’s been tested time and time again and has proven itself to be very safe and very effective.

DivaCup Menstrual Cup Product Information

The DivaCup Menstrual Cup comes in two different sizes to fit women of different ages and childbirth status. Whether you’re a teen, a woman under 30 or a woman with a family, there’s going to be a cup for you. They’re all made from medical grade silicone and the company has been the recipient of many awards over the years. It can be worn for up to 12 hours and will last at least a full year before having to be replaced. It’s cost-effective, yet still very high quality and safe to use while remaining comfortable.

Technical Details

Size 1

  • Material: Medical grade Silicone
  • Capacity: 20 ml
  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Cup Length: 53 mm
  • Stem Length: 17 mm
  • Total Length: 70 mm

Size 2

  • Material: Medical Grade Silicon
  • Capacity: 25 ml
  • Diameter: 46 mm
  • Cup Length: 57 mm
  • Stem Length: 13 mm
  • Total Length: 70 mm

Special Features
The DivaCup Reusable Menstrual Cup was the very first cup on the market.

It’s made from medical grade silicone, so there’s never any risk of deterioration or infection.

The two different sizes are perfect to fit any women in any age range.

It’s sought after all over the planet.

The cup is safe to wear for up to twelve hours at a time.

The stem is easily grasped for insertion and removal.

It was created by a woman for women.

Options
The DivaCup Menstrual Cup comes in two different sizes. This ensures that any woman, regardless of age or childbearing status, can easily find a cup that works for them.

Size 1
This cup is designed for women under 30, women who have not had children, and teenagers who have already used tampons. It’s the smaller option for a comfortable fit and safe seal.

Size 2
This version was created for women over 30 and women who have already had children. It’s the larger of the two to accommodate the natural changes to the vaginal canal that come with age and child rearing.

DivaWash
This companion cleanser is designed to protect the silicone material of the cup and the female anatomy. It’s used to wash the DivaCup externally, but never while it’s inserted. Its pH balanced, fragrance-free, and made from 100% plant-based ingredients.

Cleaning Your DivaCup Menstrual Cup

Cleaning the DivaCup is very simple, whether you’re at home or in a public restroom. You never have to worry about not being able to use it wherever you happen to be.

At Home:
Wash your hands in warm soap and water.

Remove the cup and empty the contents into the toilet.

Clean the cup in warm, soapy water. Make sure the soap is water based and scent free.

Dry the cup with a cloth towel.

Reinsert the cup.

Wash your hands in warm soap and water.

In Public:
Wash your hands before entering a public stall.

Remove and empty the contents into the toilet bowl.

Wipe clean with bathroom tissue.

Reinsert.

Wash your hands after leaving the stall.

Storing
Before storing your DivaCup Reusable Menstrual Cup, it must be fully cleaned and sterilized. If there’s build up inside or around the air holes, they must also be cleaned. Start out by stretching the holes and rinsing them under warm water. Be sure that all the material is swept away. After rinsing, use warm soap and water or DivaWash to fully clean the cup.

After cleaning, it’s time to sterilize the cup. Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stovetop. Drop it in and let it boil for 5-10 minutes. If you’re unable to use a stovetop, simply fill a microwave safe bowl with water, drop in the cup and microwave on high for ten minutes.

Once the DivaCup is sterile, it must be stored in a breathable receptacle. Each cup comes with a cloth drawstring bag. Simply drop it in, close it up and store it away until your next cycle.

DivaCup Menstrual Cup Company Profile and Information

The DivaCup Company was founded by Francine Chambers. She grew dismayed over the waste and impersonal nature of pads and tampons. As she grew older, she began to research alternative methods of period care and learned about menstrual cups. From there she would spend the next ten years pioneering the market.

It was later on that she and her daughter began experimenting with their own designs. After much experimentation and research, the DivaCup Reusable Menstrual Cup was born.

Today the company is still going strong and has expanded to become Diva International. This new powerhouse is committed to helping women in developing areas find access to hygienic, safe menstrual care products.

The company has been the recipient of multiple awards over the years. They have been voted “best women’s product” in Canada for six consecutive years and were a top 10 for the 2011 People’s Choice Award for Green Business. They were also the very first menstrual cup manufacturer in the world to be granted the ISO 13485:2003 quality certification, which is no small feat.

DivaCup Menstrual Cup Customer Feedback and Reviews

Reviews for the DivaCup Reusable Menstrual Cup are overwhelmingly positive from both women that are trying it for the first time and ones that have been using it for years. They love the fact that it can be worn for up to 12 hours, which is longer than a lot of other cups on the market. There’s also a lot of talk about how well it fits and how great the seal is, once it’s inserted correctly. While most other menstrual cups are prone to some sort of leakage, that just doesn’t seem to be happening here. Some women are even surprises that their periods have actually fully begun once they see the contents of the cup.

DivaCup Menstrual Cup FAQ

Can the DivaCup become lodged inside me?
No, the cup is both pliable and constructed with easy to grasp ridges. There’s never any worry about not being able to remove it.

Can it be used during intercourse?
No foreign body should ever be inside your vagina during intercourse. It should also never be used as any form of birth control.

Will it lead to toxic shock syndrome?
The DivaCup is made from medical grade silicone. The cup itself will never lead to any kind of toxic poisoning. As long as it’s emptied and cleaned at least twice a day, there should never be any cause for concern.

Is it easy to use?
Yes, each cup comes with a full set of instructions. You’ll never have to worry about its operation.

How does it work?
The DivaCup seals itself against the cervix and collects all menstrual fluids. Since it doesn’t absorb them, there are no odors or discoloration.

How long does it last?
The lifespan of each cup depends on the woman. Differences in pH and cleaning habits can lead your cup to deteriorate more quickly or slowly. The typical lifespan can be thought of as one year, but results may vary dramatically.

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