DivaCup, Natural Menstrual SolutionProduct Rating: Product Review (submitted on January 3, 2011):
I only wish I had this cup many years back, because it really does make my monthly cycle more comfortable. It does have a learning curve, but it is SO worth it. I am one who reacts to the plastics in commercial pads/tampons, so I am thankful to have a great option.
I pair my DivaCup with a cloth pad at night for the perfect bulletproof system. No more waking up to leaks and embarrassment in the middle of the night. I did need to trim the stem of the Diva with nail clippers - this is the way to go to avoid any sharp edges. I have since heard that you can also turn it inside out and I might give that a try in the future!
When out, I just dump into the loo and pop it back in without any issues at all. But most of the time there is no need to even do this as it holds more than a pad or tampon. Since you can leave it in for much longer (up to 12 hours I believe), in the last days of my period I feel like I'm not on it at all! Best of all, I have no more reactions to sensitive areas that I had with plastic and paper feminine products.