Alright, listen up. it’s time to talk about a product that I’ve been so stoked on for a few months! It’s a product that I’ve put off talking about because I kind of assumed that everyone who needed to know about it already knew about it. But a casual conversation with one of my lady friends made me realize that maybe not everyone has recognized the wonder that is the Diva Cup so here I am to tell you!
If you’re a person with a period, you need one. Plain and simple.
Sure, we can talk about the environmental benefits of ditching tampons. And the health benefits that come with not inserting weird chemicals into your body. And freeing yourself of the risk of toxic shock syndrome. And having balanced pH levels forever. But really, the simplest benefit of them all is not having to spend a week of your life worrying about your period.
With a Diva Cup, you can leave it inserted for up to 12 hours without worry. That’s a huge relief for anyone who likes camping, hiking, long bike rides, or just not bleeding on their favorite clothes.
Even with a heavy flow? Yep, covered.
And when you do get home at the end of the day, just rinse with clean water and you’re ready to go again. It doesn’t require any lubrication or fancy cleaning chemicals.
It’s made of a silicone that won’t mess with your pH levels, which means no more odors, itchiness, or discomfort. One less thing to worry about when you’re out on your favorite trails!
I first used my Diva Cup on an overnight bike packing trip at Bull and Jake mountain. I inserted it that morning before a two hour car ride followed by a 35 mile mountain bike ride. Not only did I not have to worry about changing a tampon in the middle of the woods, I couldn’t even feel it during the duration of my ride. That night, I cleaned it at camp with some filtered river water and, man, if you ever need to feel in touch with nature, give that a shot! Hah!
Listen, I can’t recommend the Diva Cup highly enough. If you’re an outdoorsy person who has enough to worry about with packing for camp, remembering your helmet, and navigating a trail, you don’t need to add another, unnecessary stressor into the mix.
Diva Cups are about $40 at your local REI, Target, CVS, or Walmart, but well worth the investment! As long as you take proper care of it, it will last you faaaaar longer than even the industrial size box of tampons.