Monday, April 5, 2010

Menstrual Cups - Alternative to Tampons and Pads

This isn't related to pregnancy or childbirth, but it's a product that benefits women, and I think it's worth sharing:

The Diva Cup - Menstrual Solution

“With all the state-of-the-art conveniences Western society has developed, it baffles us why outdated feminine products are still being used. We believe that reusable menstrual cups are the next generation of feminine hygiene because they are the most environmentally responsible choice. They are also the most convenient and reliable option available and are not linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome.” Francine Chambers

"The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose."

I personally know women who have used the Diva Cup and love it. I'm considering getting one for myself.

As I've done some research, I've learned that there are many menstrual cups out there besides the Diva Cup. These include The Keeper, Mooncup, Lunette, Miacup, Instead, and more! If you're interested in learning more about menstrual cups, please check out this livejournal community for menstrual cup users. They have tons of how-to and product information, as well as product comparisons and where you can purchase one.


  1. Yay! I use a diva cup. Cheap, simple, and less wasteful than tampons.

  2. I use the Moon Cup US and i LOVE it to pices! I wish i had known about them earlier! (i got mine when i was about 20). It has made SUCH a difference in my periods.

    I don't have to worry about leaking anymore, my cramps have gotten better, i can better keep track of how much i'm bleeding so i can tell my health care provider, I can put it in BEFORE i start my period so i'm ready for my period and don't have any surprises...and then *IF* i miscalculated and my period doesn't show up for maybe days (or a week) later, that's fine, because the cup doesn't dry you out like tampons, and doesn't give you a rash like pads.

    Seriously, it's amazing.

    i bought mine at this website and it cost me $25 after shipping, what an investment!!

    And i want to say that i LOVE your blog! I find all your articles so informative and interesting! As someone interested in this "alternative" life style, i really appreciate all the articles you post so i can share them with others :) Thank you and keep up the good work!!

  3. So did you end up getting one? Let me know what you think, if you did!