This blog is for the ladies. Not hating on my male readers, but it is in your best interest that you stop reading now unless you want to read about female menstruation.
I was recently gifted a Diva Cup. For those of you who don't know what the Diva Cup is, here is the website:
Essentially, it's a silicone cup you shove up your vagina and it catches your period before it has a meet and greet with your pretty little panties. It was Diva Cup meets Jane's vagina fate. I received the Diva Cup the day before I got my period. So I took a deep breath and I decided to give it a go. It was a little scary, I'm not going to lie, but I'm one brave bitch, so I went for it. The first test was when I wore it for the squat workout this week. I was terrified that I was going to squat it out (birth style) or it wouldn't work and sweat would not be the only thing on the floor after the WOD. I'm not going to blog any more of the dirty details (I am happy to give them in person) but I am going to tell you I'm a convert. The Diva Cup works. It stays in place and you cannot feel it if inserted
correctly. I wore it overnight on my heaviest days and it worked as
effectively, if not more so, than a tampon. It is a money saver and an environment saver- double awesome.
I've been looking for a natural alternative to pads and tampons for awhile. I'm going to be honest, it freaks me out that you could get Toxic Shock Syndrome from tampons. But some of the more natural, organic lady products are a little too high maintenance for me. I do not want to launder bloody pads every day. Seriously. Gross.
The only problem I could see in using one is if you are dealing with a "stall" situation, it might be difficult to clean your cup and reinsert. Easy to navigate if you pack baby wipes in your purse or even use toilet paper. If anyone has any questions, you know I am all about answering them honestly and descriptively hahahaha. This is a product I would totally recommend.