Thursday, 9 July 2015

DivaCup Review & GIVEAWAY!

Hey friends! Today I have a really amazing product to tell you all about! I've been really curious about the DivaCup for years and years, and I'm so glad that I've finally tried it out. I've been using tampons exclusively for years now, but I've used the DivaCup exclusively for my last 2 cycles, and I couldn't be happier! Today I'm telling you all about my experience with the DivaCup so far, and giving one of my Canadian or American readers a chance to win one for herself!

DivaCup

First of all, if you've never heard of the DivaCup before you might be a bit confused. To put it simply, the DivaCup is a menstrual cup and it's an alternative to tampons. This bell shaped device is made from the highest quality healthcare grade silicone and it's the only reusable menstrual cup allowed to be sold in Canada by Health Canada. To use, fold the cup (pictured below), and insert it into the vaginal canal, grip the base of the cup (not the stem) and turn the cup one full rotation (360 degrees) in either direction. You need to rotate the cup to create a suction, which means you won't get any leaks! 

DivaCup Folds

The DivaCup can stay in for a full 12 hours, and there is absolutely no chance for TSS. To remove, pull gently on the stem of The DivaCup until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to release the seal and continue to pull down to remove it. Then simply empty the contents of the cup into the toilet, sink, shower, etc. Clean the cup with a mild unscented water-based (oil-free) soap, and reinsert. The cup also has measurement lines, so if you really want to get to know your cycle, you can track your flow! I think that the DivaCup allows you to become more comfortable with your body, which is great because menstruation is such a normal art of being a woman!

DivaCup Bag

Like I said, I've used the DivaCup for 2 cycles now, and I'm completely impressed! I haven't had any issues with leaking, which was always a problem with me while using tampons. I absolutely love that I can keep the DivaCup in for a full 12 hours - I empty it once in the morning and once before bed. Doesn't get much easier than that! To be honest, since I've been using the DivaCup, I almost forget that I'm on my period. No more having to remember to pack extra tampons in my purse, or having to ask friends for tampons. I also love that the DivaCup is a one time purchase - gone are the days of running out to Shopper's (or sending your boyfriend out!) to pick up an expensive box of tampons. DivaCup does state that you should replace your cup once per year, but I've heard of people keeping their cups for much longer without any issues - it is made of silicone after all! You'll also be lowering your environmental impact, as you won't be using disposable pads or tampons anymore. Ultimately, I can't find any faults in the DivaCup! I know that some people have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea of a menstrual cup, but I think that it's something that every woman should at least be aware of. You can easily buy online, or use the store locator to find out where to purchase a DivaCup!

DivaCup

So, do you want to try out the DivaCup for yourself?! One of my Canadian or American readers has the chance to try out this incredible product for themselves. Even if you don't win this giveaway, please at least consider purchasing a menstrual cup, I don't think you'll be disappointed! If you've already tried out the DivaCup, or any other menstrual cup, I'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent the DivaCup to try out and review, but I was not paid for this collaboration.

60 comments:

  1. I've used the diva cup for... 9 years (I think) and loved it! (obviously) When I got pregnant I threw out the one I had cause I figured I was due for a new one. I bought the size 2 a few months ago (since I've had a kid) but it's too big for me and was uncomfortable. I keep forgetting to go buy the size 1 again.

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    1. Wow - 9 years!! Hopefully you can win a new replacement size 1 in my giveaway :)

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  2. I would love to win this for my daughter. Being more ecological is definitely the way to go!

    Thanks

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. Hello, How do we enter to win the cup? Would love to try this out as there are so many chemicals in tampons.

    Thanks a bunch - Haley

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    1. Hi Haley! There's a Rafflecopter giveaway entry form at the end of my review, that's how you enter! Best of luck :)

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  4. So great for the environment! They're so much more comfortable than tampons too, and you can wear them all night!

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    1. I absolutely love that I can wear this overnight!

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  5. I would like to try Diva Cup because my friends I workout with have said nothing but great things about this product and how it's super convenient and fits well in our active lifestyles. I have never used a product like this before and I would really love to get a chance to see how it works. :-)

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    1. You would absolutely love the Diva Cup!

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  6. Hi,

    Sorry if I commented twice. I tried before but I don't think it worked. Anyway ...

    I have been reading about Diva Cups for a few years now. I love the idea that they are environmentally friendly, cheaper in the long run, no known risks, need to be changed less often then pads and tampons, they sound better for the body, they sound perfect for camping and look like they will take up a lot less space for packing, I love the lack of dyes and scents in the cup. I really want to try one when I go swimming.

    I always have hated tampons. Everything about them them from wet strings, possible health problems, changing often, hard to remove during lighter flow, strings coming out of swim suites. I

    I really hate wearing pads during the heavy flow days. Changing a lot, worries about leaking, feeling like I'm wearing a diaper, getting chafed of rashes from the pads, crinkling sound, pads shifting.

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    1. Sounds like it's about time you tried out the Diva Cup! :)

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  7. I haven't used the Diva Cup but I would like to try it. I have heard so many good things about it and would like to see for myself!

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    1. Everyone who tries it seems to love it!

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  8. I love the Diva Cup. Anyone who has ever tried it only has great things to say.

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  9. I've become obsessed with this product and reading reviews! I tried share my excitement with my husband, but he was having none of it! Thanks for your review and I hope I win!

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    1. Haha!! Dylan (my fiance) thinks the cup is amazing! He was always a bit worried about the risk of TSS from tampons!

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  10. I'd like to try the a diva because it's the most talked menstral cup and I recently learned it's REALLY bad for your plumbing to flush tampons....

    All those "Do Not Flush Feminine Hygiene Products" signs are about flushing tampons....

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  11. I would love to try the Diva Cupthis time coming will be my first disposable free monthly and I'm very excited I love love love love to give the Diva Cup a try!

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  12. Oh yea I'm definitely intrigued! I think I would definitely give this a ago!

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    1. You would love it Jasmine! So much freedom!

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  13. I have been using the DivaCup for 2 years. It is the most amazing thing ever...(and I used to think that tampons were amazing)!! I have very heavy periods, and I hardly even know I'm on my period. On my heavy days, I still have to clean it 2-3 times during the day, but that's much better than it was when I used tampons. I would and do recommend that every woman try this. My 16 yo will not try it, but my 14 yo can't wait to try it.

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  14. I'd like a Diva Cup because the cup I have seems to be too big.

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  15. I love my diva cup! If i won I would share the wealth!

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  16. I would like to try the DivaCup so I can have more freedom during "that week." With 2 littles running around it's hard to get to the bathroom when I need to sometimes. Since having my littlest I can't use tampons anymore, I would REALLY like another option than pads. I have always disliked them, but that's what I have to use for now.

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    1. I only need to empty my cup twice a day - once in the morning and once at night! Gives me sooo much more freedom compared to tampons!

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  17. I've heard great things about the diva cup from a friend, but I've never tried it.
    Charity

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    1. I highly recommend trying it out! :)

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  18. I've heard good things from others and I figure it's time to try.

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  19. I have a SckoonCup and really love it but I'm also anxious to try other brands of cups.

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    1. Oh I haven't heard of that brand before!

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  20. I have had mine for 2 years. After I had my son, tampons made me cramp. The Diva cup has saved me mess and $ and I love not feeling damp all of the time!

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  21. I want to help the earth by using more reusable products!

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    1. That's one of the main reasons why I love the Diva Cup!

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  22. I would love to try this because I am tired of paying for pads that end up irritating my skin. I feel uncomfortable using tampons. Most of all, I dislike creating waste and this would help me keep those things out of the landfill.

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    1. Yes, I absolutely love how eco-friendly menstrual cups are!

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  23. I want to try these. Soft cup is to expensive to buy every month.

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    1. Ya, I can't imagine buying Soft Cup every month when there are reusable cups out there!

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  24. I've been wanting to try this for a while! I hate how expensive, not to mention wasteful, tampons and pads are. Plus, as you said, it's stressful to always have to remember to pack extra supplies with me wherever I go. I'm pretty excited about this alternative.

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    1. Ya, I love how easy it is to just have one product to remember!

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  25. I would really love the opportunity to try the diva cup! I love that it is eco-friendly, safe & in my opinion would be great for camping (tomboy problems for sure)! I wish I would have heard about this product sooner :) PLEASE PICK ME

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    1. This would be great for camping as you wouldn't have to worry about disposing of pads or tampons!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck all

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  27. I want to try one of these so badly! I had a mild case of TSS years ago from using tampons and have been wanting to try a cup for so long! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Oh you should definitely switch over to cups!

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  28. I want to try one of these because they are more eco friendly compared to disposables!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I love each and every one! I reply to all comments, but if you need a quicker response tweet me @BeyondBlush11 or email me (beyondblush@hotmail.com).

Laura