First of all, let me express to you how annoyed I get when someone is against the Diva Cup. We live in a society that tells us that menstruation is embarrassing, gross, and something that shouldn’t be talked about. Keep your “periods” private. This is such bullshit! Menstruating is a natural process the lets you know that your lady parts are functioning properly. Every woman has a period and it isn’t something that should be frowned upon or embarrassed about.
It also isn’t something that necessitates tons and tons of cotton and feminine toiletry that’s not exactly environmentally friendly and is very costly.
If you’re not following me, let me back up a bit. A Diva Cup (or as my best guy friend likes to call it, “The Holy Grail”) is a reusable bell-shaped menstrual cup that is inserted vaginally and worn while menstruating and collects your flow. You empty it out as needed and reinsert. It’s totally healthy, no risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome, and its soooo much better for the environment. Not to mention, it’s way cheaper than tampons and way cleaner than pads!
I first purchased my Diva Cup back when I was interning for peta2 because I was fed up with having to rush out to get tampons or not being prepared when my menstrual cycle came. Tour life is rough and Mother Nature shows no mercy. This cup of awesomeness is definitely life-changing and convenient.
Once again, let me express something: if you ain’t down with the Diva Cup, then you ain’t down with me. This invention is one of the best as of late. When people deem it “gross” or “icky” it seriously irks me! Like, this is gross, but tampons and pads are alluring and appealing? Puh-lease! Nothing about menstruating is gross or icky. It’s totally natural and beautiful.
I’m currently sitting here menstruating excessively while wearing a hoodie and yoga pants, and prepared with an arsenal of chocolate and peanut butter… yes, I’m having cramps that are making me want to fill the tub full of hot water and go under and never come up… yes, this beautiful disaster comes unannounced and messes up all of my fancy panties… yes, I’m currently grumpy with every human being that possesses external genitals… yes, I’ve been whining to my boyfriend all day about how much pain I’m in and how he doesn’t understand me (I’m the biggest baby ever—hey, I gotz belly rubs out of it!) … it’s still some beautiful shit! Embrace it… don’t be embarrassed by it. But while you’re embracing it, why not go a little easier on the environment (and your wallet) and try out the Diva Cup?
I’ve never met a woman that’s tried it that didn’t like it.
Now pass along some chocolate/peanut butter recipes to ya girl! I’m dyin’ over here!
*Resumes watching reruns of Girls and eating all of the chocolate*