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.
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 !
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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.
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