Are you searching for the best reusable menstrual cup for your monthly cycle? Read about our experience with the DivaCup and decide if it’s right for you.
While I have become a huge fan of mama cloth over the last few months, there are some days when I miss the convenience of tampons. So I went in search of an eco-friendly alternative to tampons and the first brand I was introduced to was the DivaCup (I was provided with a free sample).
The Diva Cup is a reusable alternative to tampons and pads. This menstrual cup is made from a non-absorbent material (silicone) that simply collects menstrual fluid. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly.
It’s made from top quality silicone (in Canada). The DivaCup holds Medical Device Licenses with both the FDA and Health Canada. One Diva Cup should last you for about a year before you need to replace it.
Silicone isn’t recyclable, but it should break down over time, depending upon environmental conditions. When disposing of your Diva Cup, you can cut it into small pieces before disposing of it to help that process along.
My Diva Cup Review
I was very nervous about trying out the Diva Cup. Since I have kids, I need the DivaCup Model 2, but there is also a DivaCup Model 1 for women under 30 who haven’t had kids (size 1).
And they recently introduced the DivaCup Model 0 for girls under 18 who want to try a menstrual cup for beginners.
When you’re trying it out for the first time, I recommend wearing a cloth pad with it to protect your clothes against any leaks while you’re figuring out how to use your Diva Cup. It can be tricky at first, but after you use it for a couple cycles it will start to feel more natural for you.
I found that I prefer using menstrual cups like the DivaCup on my heavier flow days, and then use a reusable cloth pad on my lighter days. That has held true over the years as well (I’ve been on this journey since 2012!).
After giving it several months, I found that the shape of the Diva Cup simply doesn’t fit my body just right. But like I have said before, not all cups will fit all bodies the same way. It may take trying a few different ones to figure out your favorites. It took me a few!
While I have since switched to wearing a SckoonCup, you may prefer the Diva Cup if menstrual cups shaped like the SckoonCup feel too narrow for you. I know many people who swear by their Diva Cups!
If you’re looking for a menstrual cup that has stood the test of time, give Diva Cup a try.