Guys? I think I'm in love.
Seriously, it's like ... do you remember that first time? When you switched from pads to tampons? And it was like, SO
AMAZING, and you were like, "Whoa. Why didn't anyone ever tell me about this before?" And all your friends were like, "Hi, ditzoid, we've all been using tampons for years now. Where were you?"
Well, it's like that.
It's like a tampon, only a frajillion times better. You only have to empty it out twice a day as opposed to changing a tampon every few hours. There was no running out to the 7-11 at midnight and buying an extremely over-priced box of sanitary product. If I'm being perfectly honest, the fact that it's good for the environment is sort of icing on the cake. The convenience and cost alone made the diva worth it to me.
Now to be fair, I will state for the record that the diva cup is not for everyone. There is a period (tee hee, I'm punny) of adjustment necessary to switch over from tampons to the cup. My first experience with the cup was a little miserable. I couldn't figure out how to remove it, and I started flipping out that I was going to have to drive my sorry self down to the emergency room and get them to remove it. Luckily I calmed down long enough to read the damn directions, and my problem was solved. The diva cup also requires you to get up close and personal with your vajayjay, at least the first few times you use it. (If you have ever used one of those applicator-free tampons, it's basically that level of up close and personal.) And Beany, I have to admit, that yes, I was witness to a couple murder scenes. And yes, I did wipe clean the scenes of the crimes with paper towels, because I was just not about to deal with cloth for that.
But frankly? While there was a learning curve, you pretty much figure it all out after a few tries. By about the second day, I was completely and totally hooked. And if any of you are so inclined to buy a cup, check out this forum here. Pretty much every question I had was answered there.
So there you have it. And now, I am going to hit publish, so that the entire world can read about my adventures with the diva cup. Because clearly, I have no sense of boundaries!
2 days ago