So two weeks ago, I received my Diva Cup in the mail, just in time for my monthly visit from 'Goddess Moon'. What timing! What an omen! The Diva Cup is one version of a 'menstrual productsolution' idea around since the 1930's. What the Diva Cup, The Keeper, the Moon Cup, etc. all basically are little plastic 'cups' that you pretty much just shove up on in your nether region, kind of like a tampon to 'catch' all the gross. The only tricky part is that you have to fold it all these different intricate ways to get it to fit properly. You have a ton of different ways to chose from but I found I could pretty much do anything, even to the point of literally shoving it up in there to get it in and was pleasantly surpised to find it never leaked the entire time, not one pair of underwear ruined. You dump/rinse it out only twice a day, at most and once it's in, you can't even feel it. So definitely check out any one of the cups of your choosing; the differences are extremely subtle so just basically 'eenie-meenie-miney-mo' it and go with whatev. I went with Diva Cup because of iherb.com's sweet almost half price deal as these things can run pretty pricey because they reason you'll save money in the long run by not buying tampons or pads every cycle. If you're still not sure, look for more about alternative menstrual products in the upcoming August/September isusue. They're eco-friendly, they're comfortable and most importantly, they just plain work.
- Jen the intern
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