Friday, June 3, 2016

The DivaCup Review and Giveaway


Today's review is on the DivaCup. The DivaCup is a Canadian made cup. It is the only cup to have ISO 13485:2003 certification. What does this mean ? Well ISO 13485:2003 certification ensures your DivaCup is produced, tried and tested within International standards. ISO 13485 is a Quality Standard governed by the International Organization of Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized and practiced in over 160 countries around the world. ISO 13485 is the quality standard for medical devices and is required by Health Canada for all medical device manufacturers worldwide. It has been designed to ensure that companies follow strict guidelines for the highest quality of products, as well as meeting applicable government requirements. The DivaCup also complies with the FDA, Health Canada and Australian TGA health regulations.

The DivaCup is made of medical grade silicone material and grade approved for healthcare applications for over fifty years and that it does not contain any of the following: latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer and polyethylene and is free of colors and dyes. Silicone products have been shown to be bio-compatible (i.e. accepted by the human body without adverse reaction), durable, flexible, and easy to sterilize.

The Diva cup comes in two sizes:

Model 1 : For women who are under 30 or have never given birth.
Capacity - 20 ml to holes 30 ml to rim
Cup length without stem - 57 mm
Total Length - 70 mm
Rim Diameter - 41 mm

Model 2 : For women over 30 or who have given birth.
Capacity - 25 ml to holes 30 ml to rim
Cup Length without stem - 57 mm
Total Length - 70 mm
Rim Diameter - 45 mm

Please remember to keep in mind that the under/over 30 and given birth/ not given birth are only recommendations. I know virgin teenagers that prefer the larger size and women in their 40's who prefer the smaller size. Get to know your body and choose the best size to fit you.

The Diva cup has a frosted look to it.

It has The Diva cup stamped on the inner rim to one side and Made in Canada on the other. As well as the cup size.


On the inside base of the cup you have measurement lines. One side has milliliters and the other side has ounces.


There are nice grip ring around the base of the cup.


The stem is soft and hollow, it also has grips ring around it.


I am 26 and a mother of 2 and I prefer the larger size cups. I received a Model two DivaCup, a super cute cotton storage bag, a DivaCup pin and some very nice instructions.


I tested this cup out this cycle and I must say I love it! It has a very very well made and high quality feel to it. Not only does the cup have this frosted look to it but the outside of the cup also has a peach skin velvety feel to it. Insertion with this cup was a breeze. I used the punch down fold as always. Once the cup was inserted it opened up so easily! The cup is firm enough to open effortlessly get it has just the right amount of give to be flex able and oh so comfortable.

I wore this cup for 10 hrs on a moderate flow day and I completely forgot I was on my cycle. Not once during the day did I feel the cup move or shift. I could not feel the cup at all. I panicked when I finally remembered I was on my cycle and ran to the restroom sure that I must have leaked. To my surprise my cloth liner didn't have a spot on it. I removed the cup and it was full to the air holes but it had held it all.That such a great thing. That's one of the best things about using a cup is that you can actually forget your on your period. I was so pleased with this cup!

The DivaCup team is an amazing group of people. Their customer service and communication was great. The shipping speed was a little slow from Canada to the US, around 3 weeks but it did ship right in the middle of the US Thanksgiving day holiday.

The DivaCup is very reasonably priced at 39.99 from most retailers but it is on sale for 29.99 at Walgreens.com right now ( 12-9-13) You can find their store finder HERE or you can buy online HERE.

Over all I could not be more pleased with this cup. It worked amazing and was so comfortable. I can say with ease that I recommend this cup to anyone wanting to try a menstrual cup.

Now on to the fun stuff. One lucky lady will win a DivaCup in their size choice. To enter simply fill out the form below. Winner will be chossen On January 1st 2014 !

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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I received the DivaCup to test and review. My thought and opinions are all my own and I was in no way paid for this review or endorsement.

If you would like comparison shots of the Diva and any other cup I have please feel free to comment below and I will post them for you. 

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I want to try the Diva Cup because it is made in NA

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  2. i have never tried a menstrual cup before...i'm a cloth pad user and would love to try out a DIVA CUP :)

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  3. I'd love to try the diva cup. I want to review and spread the word of menstrual cups and diva cup seems to be one of the most popular ones. And I'm not sure why but every time I log in as myself, my husband keeps coming up.

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  4. I'd love to try out a cup! I'm fairly new to rumps and am very interested in this concept

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  5. I would love to try this Canadian Cup ;-) I am new to cups and I think they are the best thing ever.

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  6. Thanks for the give away, I would love to try! :)

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  7. Would love to try this cup on for size on my adventure to finding my perfect cup!

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  8. I would love to try this cup. I have heard many good things about it!

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  9. because it would be good for the environment and good for my body.

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  10. I had one for a couple of months, and slept so great, but it recently fell in the toilet. :-( I can't justify spending that much money to buy another, but I'd love to win one!

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  11. I don't want to go back to disposables pads!

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  12. To save money and help the environment!!

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  13. I'd like to try the cup because I have avoided tampons for years with the fear of toxic shock, and it'd be nice to be able to try this and not be scared of such things!

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  14. I am always short on supplies needed when its that time of the month! Would love the ease of the Diva Cup.

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  15. I have never tried a cup, but I'm open to trying it and would love to save money!

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  16. i would love to win this because it would save me on money with pads !!!

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  17. I just tried another brand recently but this one looks better.

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  18. I would like to try this because I am a college student who is trying to save money, and the environment, whenever possible.

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  19. I would love to dry the diva cup because I hate the way pads and tampons make my body feel.

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  20. I'd love to try it to save some money - and I hate pads!

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  21. I recently bought a cheapy Chinese made cup to try and I love it. I'm in the market for a 'real' cup and I'd love the diva.

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  22. seems better and more convenient then tampons or pads

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  23. I'd like to try an alternative to tampons but I hate pads.

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  24. I currently use mama cloth, but have been considering a reusable cup. just havne't figured out which one, yet!

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  25. ive actually used the cup befre and LOVE it!

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  26. I'd love to try to green my monthly routine. ;)

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  27. I would love to try a DivaCup to see if a taller cup would work for me.

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  28. I've never used a menstrual cup before and would love to try one out.

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  29. Awesome giveaway! I have always wanted to try a DivaCup!

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  30. I would really like to try a diva cup because I have never liked tampons. I swim for my exercise and it's frustrating to have to miss a workout because of my period.

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  31. I really like that with the diva cup you're not putting chemicals and plastic up against your skin.

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  32. Getting a proper fit with tampons has been difficult, and pads just feel so bulky. I'd like to try another alternative.

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  33. I would like to try the cup since I am trying to become as eco-friendly as possible.

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  34. I would like to try the Diva Cup because I don't want to go back to using disposable pads/tampons. I would like something more environmentally friendly.

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  35. I've really been wanting to try a healthier option to commercial tampons.

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