MY DIVA CUP VIDEO HERE:
Here are my TOP TIPS on using the menstrual cup, The Diva Cup.
Know what size you need. There are two different sizes when it comes to the Diva Cup. The first size is if you have a nice brand spanking new vagina that no baby has ripped through. Alright, maybe that was a little much but I’m going with it.
The second size is of course if you have had a c-section or one or more vaginal births’ and over the age of 30.
If you want more information on sizing please check out their sizing guide.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Or in my case try something new. There were a few techniques that I had to use because of the position of my cervix. I have a lower set one and I was finding that I could feel it inside and it wouldn’t stay in.
I ended up finding a video suggesting to turn it inside out and cut off the tip. After I did these two things it was smooth sailing. I explain that more in my video above.
Wear a pad until you get comfortable with putting it in. I know the whole point in switching to the Diva Cup is to cut down on waste but hey, you are taking the right steps in trying! Once you are confident in your insertion say bye bye to those pads!
Purchase a gentle wash for it. In the video, I had bought the wash that Diva Cup themselves create. However, I can not remember what was actually in that wash. From now on I am going to be using K’Pure’s Wash Up. She carries a travel size of this as well which I will be popping into my purse for when I may need to give it a little rinse when I’m out in public.
Pack a few wipes in your purse if you know you will have to change it when out. There are ways to take it out without a bloody mess (pun intended) but sometimes it just happens. Before leaving the bathroom, give your hands a little wipe and toss it where a tampon would normally be disposed of. NOT down the toilet friends!
There are many brands of menstrual cups out on the market now. I picked The Diva Cup out of convenience of purchasing it at my local Superstore. You could also google others if you want to have a different option.