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Okay, now to the diva cup menstrual cup. So I've been around for a really long time. I first tried one many, many years ago when I was in college, and I won't get into too much detail because the details are gory, but I will say that removing, it was a disaster. My bathroom ended up looking like a crime scene and then had to clean up at crime scene and I swore that I was never going to do that again. I was perfectly happy with tampons and pads and everything else that was on the market fast forward now many, many years and a lot of people are talking about these menstrual cups and a lot of people swear by them. They love them. They love the way they work. They say that they're great. That still wasn't enough to motivate me cuz, you know, just cuz some people like them. I had a terrible experience but we didn't episode him. Panties and one of the things I learned in doing that episode is how much. Waste we generate and this is not recyclable. This is just waste
Bad for the environment. And so I felt this responsibility to the environment into the world to at least try this new version of menstrual cups and see if maybe I would like it. So I decided to give the diva cup of dry the diva cup. I bought at the drugstore, you can also buy them on Amazon, they sell them through their website online. The first thing that I noticed at the drugstore was how expensive it was. So the cup at the store that I was at was about $40 Amazon. Sells them a little cheaper, they're about $35 at Amazon and I just thought, wow, that's a lot because it's just one cup. That's all you get. It's not like a box of many cups, You're supposed to be able to use the same cup over and over and over again though, for many many years. So, I guess it pays for itself over time when you buy it, there are different versions different capacity if you will, there's a 0 A-1 and a-2. So on the back of the box because you would guide much like with tampons and pads with your getting regular or super
Light day is our overnight. You have certain information on the box that tells you which one you should get. So you can also input that information in a calculator that they have online to the hell you which one you should get. So for me, I'm over 30 and I have had children and So based on that information and my flow TMI that's medium, they recommend that the two. So that's the one I'm trying is the two. So when you pull the cup out of box, it comes with a cute little drawstring bag that is also reduce boy, guess who's going to carry it around and be discreet. So that's cute is silicone it says that it is 100% medical grade silicone. It is pretty thick. I would say it's like quarter of an inch thick, you know, it's very sturdy and it's shaped like a bell. It has this, I think is interesting little markers on it. On it, like half an ounce quarter. Ounce, you smell like a measuring cup.
I'm not sure why but maybe that's helpful for some people. So that's the deal with it. The way that you're supposed to use it, you're supposed to fold it like a taco. So you use your hand, you put one finger in the middle, two fingers on either side, your thumb in your middle finger. You fold it like a taco. So it's a kind of an A u-shape and then you inserted, and it supposed to kind of snap into place. So, here's the part that gets a little tricky. According to the instructions, you were then supposed to twist it.
so, that creates a seal
So it's not as simple as a tampon as just, you know, push it up there, you introduce it to your lady parts. And then you have to twist it to create this seal, so that can be a little bit tricky. You can use the same one.
Every cycle for years and the care instructions are that you are to remove it, you have to stick a finger up there and break the seal. So you have to kind of like create some are to break the seal and then you pull it out carefully. They recommend doing it over the toilet, or in the shower and then you dump everything out, rinse it out and wash it with soap and water and then introduce a back to your legs are. So that's the deal with the diva cup. So it sounds pretty straightforward. Could eliminate tons of waste
Should you love it or leave it. This is a mixed one for me. I'm going to say love it and I'll tell you why. I'll tell you what my experience with it was
I had a really really, really hard time.
Getting it in place, getting it in a zz it's no different than a tampon. It's the twisting and creating a seal that is impossible because things are a little slippery and you're with the thing twisting is is is a hard to do in that circumstance. So I had a lot of trouble, getting it in correctly and I kept thinking of myself. I'm very comfortable with this process because I am of a certain age. I have lived a live life. I have had two children. If I were a teenager, this would be way too intimidating for me. That's just my opinion. If I were younger you might early 20s. This would be way to intimidate me and you have like have your hand trying to get this thing and right, but when you get it in properly, it is amazing. It's amazing. It's like not being on your.
I did not feel a thing. There was no leakage. It was amazing. I exercise with it. I was able to where I was able to just change it once a day so I could wear it for a full day, empty it out, clean it, put it back in. And for the whole next 24 hours did not have to think about my. At all. And the fact that it is also better for the environment. Its sustainable makes it a really really, really good option. I will say that on days when I'm feeling a little lazy, I don't use it because it is a lot. I have to get my mind right before, I'm going to have a date with the diva cup so that is just a word of caution. I know a lot of people who love it. I think it's great for the environment. I would urge the menstrual cup Community to work on making insertion easier cuz that's what's going to really be the thing that convinces people to go with it or to stick with what they know and love.
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