Finally using the Diva Cup… and I don’t feel a thing!
I am presently using the Diva Cup right now—in my vagina! Pretty amazing, considering I basically don’t feel a thing. A few weeks ago I wrote about planning on buying a menstrual cup. And now I have finally done it! It was a little tricky, but only took me 15 minutes to read the instructions, relax and just do it.
There are two ways to try inserting the cup:
1. Fold it in half and in half again so it’s like a ‘U’ shape.
2. OR push down on the rim so most of the lip is folded in and just a little of the rim is showing. It’s a bit smaller surface area to insert. (What I chose.)
Where I talk about the safety of hard, medical grade silicone versus the jelly stuff in fake boobs.
Thanks to one of my readers, I am writing about the safety of using silicone in one’s body— specifically, is it safe to use the Diva Cup which is made from silicone? (In my last post I wrote about my plan to purchase a Diva Cup.)
Many people may have a negative connotation just from the word “silicone” because we mostly associate it with breast implants. Breast implants are made from silicone and while they have made changes to the product over the years there are certainly many instances of its leaking and causing serious damage in the rest of the woman’s body. However the silicone in the Diva Cup is “a solid material, yet flexible and durable, there is no possibility for anything to leak into the body (no leaching).” Whereas the breast implants are made from a silicone gel or oil substance and is not solid.
Where after 10 years I finally decide to just do it—and buy a cup for my vagina.
So after at least 10 years I am finally buckling down and buying myself a diva cup— whoo hoo! My roommate had a keeper 10 years ago and I have been meaning to buy one ever since. And ever since I quit birth control pills a few months ago I have been wanting to stop using tampons. (My bleeding lessened a lot as well after I quit so I didn’t need tampons as much and used pads at times. Though I hate them.) Just the act of quitting the Pill got me thinking about how I can be more and more thoughtful about my body. And stop doing things that before I just couldn’t seem to wrap my mind around to consider other options.