Includes 1 DivaCup and 2 Mini Pantyliners.
The DivaCup is an internally worn reusable silicone menstrual cup and fantastic alternative to tampons. It can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. Mini Pantyliners are great for spotting, lighter days, or for everyday leaks throughout the month
Size 1 is recommended for those under 30 years old who have never delivered vaginally or by caesarean section.
Size 2 is recommended if you are older than 30 OR have delivered vaginally or by c-section.
|Construction and Performance||
The FDA has cleared The DivaCup for use by the FDA for use as feminine hygiene protection. It also holds a current Health Canada medical device license.
|Wash and Care||
At the end of each cycle The DivaCup should be washed and rinsed as specified and then submerged in an open pan of boiling water (continuous rolling boil) for twenty (20) minutes. Do not leave the boiling pot unattended and use enough water so that the pan does not boil dry.
We recommend natural cleaning products such as Nellie’s All Natural Laundry Soda for regular cleaning, and Buncha Farmers Stain Remover to perk up stained Lunapads. Heavily stained Lunapads may also benefit from occasional machine wash and dry in hot settings or air drying in direct sunlight.
Please avoid the use of chlorine bleach or fabric softeners to clean Lunapads, as this will decrease the performance of the products and is harmful to the environment.
Allow for a 5-10% rate of shrinkage for Lunapads after washing.
|How to Use||
Read our detailed insertion & removal instructions here:
|Length||8" (20cm) / Mini|
|Absorbency||Light, Moderate, Heavy|
|Body||Petite, Average, Plus Size|
- So happy I swtichedReview by paleophyllum
Mastering the "technique" of inserting a DivaCup took awhile, but I knew there was learning curve. Honestly, I continued to have major leakage on heavy flow days. Did some research and discovered I have a mostly very-low hanging cervix. So when I insert the DivaCup properly my cervix actually occupies space within the cup, and therefore it doesn't have it's full 1 ounce capacity. Which sucks because on heavy flow days I can bleed 1-2 ounces easily. Having a low hanging cervix just means I have to empty the cup a few times a day on heavy days. In the future I may switch to a different reusable cup, but for now I am still happy to use the DivaCup.
Lunapads are overall pretty awesome as well. I have several mini pantyliners, I love using them on light flow days or as backup for the DivaCup on heavy days. Whenever I get bad cramps/PMS and just want to laze around on the couch, it's nice to wear the mini pantyliners because they are so comfy (as one friend articulated to me "it feels like a hug for your lady parts"). When I'm exercising, running around, walking, hiking, etc. I tend now to wear Lunapads because I find they get too warm and can move around a little bit. That's the only downside, but it's pretty minor, and Lunapads are still WAY better than disposables despite this.
My only suggestion to women thinking of making the switch to reusable cups is to figure out where your cervix hangs. If you have a low-hanging cervix like mine there may be better reusable cups for you than the DivaCup (i.e. ones that are smaller, designed differently). (Posted on 12/12/2014)
- DivaCup Newbie turned DivaCup LoverReview by MissA
I've always considered my flow heavy. When using tampons, I always started with an Ultra absorbency during the first few days, tapering to Super Plus, and ending my cycle on Regular. I had to change my tampons nearly every hour; if not, they would begin to leak, often times, without being fully absorbed.
So I'm surfing YouTube one day, and you know how one video leads to another..I come across a little girl about 15 years of age, talking about her menstrual cup.. "What in the world is a..." Click. So after hearing this CHILD talk about the joys and ease of using menstrual cups, I decided to give it a try. If she can do it, I can do it!
Well, I did it and I love it! I've been using the cup for 4 days now. I've worn it in the house the first two days but ventured out to work in it yesterday. No leaks! I will be honest - I was paranoid as all get out my whole shift!!! I initially practiced inserting the cup when I wasn't menstruating. I found that wetting the cup with hot water helps on insertion. When the cup is room temperature, it fees colder than it actually is to your canal opening, and I was unintentionally clenching my muscles. A warm cup is much more comfortable and may help in the beginning.
I use the punch down, folding it really deep to the bottom of the cup. And once in, I use the turning method to ensure the cup has opened fully once inside. I have a low pelvic bone. So the way I'm inserting my cup, the fold is facing up, facing my pelvic bone. I have to turn the cup a full turn to get the folded side facing away from my pelvic bone, so the fold will 'pop out.' So far the technique is working for me.
I actually changed my DivaCup at work, like many blogs suggest to do. I brought a bottle if water with me for convenience. I work 12 hour shifts in the emergency room. My pager had gone off to intubate someone right as I pulled the cup out! I panicked for a moment and almost resorted to using the tampon I snuck in my pocket. But I quickly dumped, splashed, scrunched, and reinserted the DivaCup like a Diva; twisted my cup a full turn, a proven method that works for me and returned to work.
It was nerve wrecking wondering if I had inserted correctly... Had I twisted my cup enough...? Did it even pop open...? I wore a Lunapad (I'm a Luna newbie too) just in case of leakage. But I had no leaks. None what so ever! At home I wore my cup about 10 hours with it being half full when I emptied it. At work, I emptied it after 6 hours, with the cup being about 1/3 full.
It's an amazing feeling to use the DivaCup successfully and I can't seem to understand how I've suffered so long with tampons not knowing menstrual cups existed.
So I've told a few friends about it. Most were pretty interested. I told my mom about it yesterday... She said, "What's a DivaCup? I go through the whole spiel, only for her to frown her eyebrows, stick out her lips and walk away saying, "Hmm."
The DivaCup isn't for everyone but the freedom and relief you'll feel while being on your period is worth the initial skepticism and learning curve. (Posted on 9/10/2013)
- Love the Diva Cup!Review by Denise
- Perfect for everyday, sports, or travelReview by FiFi
My favourite thing about the DivaCup is that I never have to worry if I forgot to bring backups because there is no need!! I also love how discrete it is. You can be completely naked and no one would ever be able to tell! If the DivaCup is something you've been debating, go for it. The price pretty well evens out after a few months anyways. (Posted on 10/27/2012)
- Why Didnt I Get This Sooner?!?Review by Meg
I also love the pads. They are so much thinner than any pad I've ever worn. I generally don't wear pads, but I did the first few days of my cycle with my DivaCup because I didn't know if I'd leak while I was at work. Now, I cant stop telling people about it.
OK, and lets be honest here: the blood is kind of gross at first, but really, so were bloody tampons.
This is such a great product, and I love that there is no more plastic tampon applicators going into the landfill. (Posted on 4/14/2012)
- 5 Stars just for the InventionReview by Kaycee
I do have a Daughter who has started to Blossom now so I Definitely will see about getting her the Starter Kit and start her out with the DivaCup with Mini Panty Liners and LunaPads before she gets the opportunity to try anything else. Going to start Saving towards it from this day forward as I know this will be one purchase Worth Investing $$$ on. I hope by Starting my own Daughter out with the DivaCup and LunaPads sets an example so that ALL her Friends Will Follow.
Thank You for this Wonderful and Amazing Product. I can't wait to get my Daughter started with it. I want a Uterus again just so I can Experience a Green Period lol, something I wanted for sooo long! I will leave another review in the near future once my Precious Daughter comes to a Full Bloom...
Love You and Thank You a gazillion times for your Fantastic Invention and helping Our Environment,
Kaycee :D (Posted on 2/20/2012)
- Convenient, especially in the woodsReview by Beth
After the first few times I found the cup comfortable and easy to insert. There are some Youtube videos showing how to fold it, or you can just fiddle with it. Be careful not to inadvertently insert air, which can be uncomfortable. I would recommend wearing a pantyliner just like you would with a tampon.
One thing: if you use it in a public restroom, you might want to bring some bottled water so you don't have to walk with it to the sinks covered in blood. (If you're in a pinch and not too prissy, urine is sterile, meaning it is actually cleaner than tap water in terms of bacteria and infection.) (Posted on 1/9/2012)
- Great ComboReview by Brittany-Lyne
It took me 2 cycles be a DivaCup pro, but I've got it and love it. I tell EVERYONE about it. The Pantyliner that came with it are super soft - love them. The only thing I would change, is a prefer longer ones, but they still work :) Really good for my last days were I don't have much fluid going on and a little dry.
:) Great Combo! (Posted on 12/14/2011)
- Convert completed... extensionReview by Stephanie
- Convert completed...Review by Stephanie
Well, many times people have said it takes a learning curve. It didn't for me. I folded it once into the triangle shape, that didn't work because it was actually too small (I was thinking the smaller the better. It got part-way in and opened and it was too early, so I took it out, washed it in warm water (which helped relax my muscles) and folded it the c shape. It went right in.. I will admit that when it opens it feels kinda funny because you can feel it pop a little. Nothing startling but just a weird feeling (and sound!)
It's been years since I wore tampons because they pinched and felt gross and hurt when I pulled them out and they weren't "filled." I was thinking I'd never try anything "up there" again. But after talking to the Lunagals and reading all the other stuff, I was like I really can't go wrong here!
Thanks lunagals! (Posted on 9/17/2011)
- My best buy ever!Review by Cornelia
(Posted on 2/7/2011)
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