07 January 2010 @ 10:35 pm
I'd just like to post to express my love for the divacup! And hopefully to convince anyone who's on the fence to give it a try.

I've been using it for a couple of years now. I remember when I first started to use it it wouldn't stay in place and would kind of lower itself and become INSANELY uncomfortable...but as I continued to use it it got more comfortable to the point where I can't even feel it anymore.

Of course, I still get leaks on my heavy days, but that's just due to me being lazy.

This summer I went on a camping trip to a really remote area without bathrooms or running water or anything like that. Five minutes before my friend came to pick me up, I realized that I got my period (it's nice and irregular like that)...so I took my divacup into the wilderness with me. I have to say...there is no way in hell I could have managed three days in the woods with pads or tampons. All I needed was a bottle of water and a five minute walk into the woods and I was set =)

So if I can manage to use this thing in the forest, you can manage to give it a try with plumbing!
elizabby: ACup iconelizabby on January 8th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
Amen to this! One of first things I did with my cup was go cycle touring for 10 days and had my period for 6 of them. This was my third cycle with the cup and I went "bare" without backup and it was great! So much better than trying to cope with disposables! I never looked back!

m03m on January 8th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm seconding this with both hands! Cups are awesome for camping.
erica057: menstrual cuperica057 on January 8th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Just be careful where you dump the blood...don't want any wild animals smelling blood near your campsite ;)