Okay, so you’re considering going cup? But, aren’t sure what’s going to happen? Then you’re certainly in the right place.
We’re going to give you the run-down of what you can expect when switching to something like the Diva Cup from tampons or pads.
Find out What Happened when I switched to the Diva Menstrual Cup
I used tampons for years, but always kind of hated them. I don’t know if I was hanging around the wrong people or something, but I didn’t even know about the Diva Menstrual Cup until I was in my early 30’s. When my friend told me about it, I immediately went out and bought one. I’ve never looked back.
Here’s what happened when I made the switch. But, for more details about the most popular menstrual cup in the world, you’re going to want to check out our Diva Cup Review.
I Saved Lots of Money
Okay, so I initially felt like the Diva Cup was a bit expensive at around $30 USD. It’s just a little piece of silicone after all.
Then, I realized that I was NOT dropping the five bucks on tampons every single month, and I felt really good about having spent that money.
Seriously, you can have years of savings. Although the company recommends replacing your cup every single year, that’s a little bit ridiculous and most people don’t do that.
I Felt Good about Not Throwing Away a Bunch of Plastic into the Trash
Tampons. I felt like I was always throwing them into the trash, along with the little bits of plastic wrappings. It’s probably because I was.
Once I switched to the Diva Menstrual Cup, I stopped sending all this stuff to the landfill. And I rested just a little bit easier knowing I was reducing my ecological footprint.
You can learn more here: Is the Diva Cup Better than Tampons?
I Lowered My Risk of TSS
Although it’s not really clear, it does seem like menstrual cups may come with a lower risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome than tampons. This is certainly good news for now, but more research is needed about this important topic.
I Said No to Toxins
Tampons sometimes contain trace amounts of toxic chemicals in them. Menstrual cups? Not so much. By opting for the Diva Cup, you’re choosing to have a safer period experience.
It Leaked Like Crazy
Okay, so when you first try out a menstrual cup it’s probably going to leak like crazy. It did for me. It was frustrating, annoying and made me feel like giving up. Why even bother, I thought to myself. I have to wear a pad anyway.
But then I Figured it Out
Over a few cycles, it got easier to insert and remove. It also leaked less. And now it’s mostly solid, with only the occasional leaking. Love it, mostly.
Here are a few tips to help you out with this: Menstrual Cup Leaking FAQs.
The thing to keep in mind is that there’s a serious learning curve to getting started with the Diva Cup. Like it actually takes most people at least a few cycles to feel 100% confident with it. And even years later, most people still wear a pantyliner (we love cloth ones) in order to catch any leaks.
Totally normal, and not really something to worry too much about.
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