M. (lickety_split) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Diva-Sized Misinformation

So I just had a hilarious conversation about Diva Cups with my cousin just now, who up until about 10 minutes ago had never heard of a menstrual cup before, that I thought I'd share with you guys.

Background: We're talking about menstrual products and our past woes dealing with pads and tampons, when I casually mention that I don't use those anymore either.

So cue up my intro about my Diva, which I usually don't talk about with other people unless asked about it since I normally don't like the "EW GROSS" reaction that comes along with it. I link her to the website.

She has the reaction that I expect her to, which I'm sure you're all familiar with. I wasn't in the mood to ~educate~ so I just said, "Whatever, it works great for me so I'm happy", but she continued to rip on it like crazy and saying things like, "Nope gotta throw that shit away" and "Yuck" and "I couldn't even get through the entire website". And then she says:

"What's it look like in your panties?"


"Is it like the cup that dudes wear??"

And I replied: "WAT??? The cup goes INSIDE of you!!!"

Soooooo, after we established that, the conversation became much more productive. She's asking questions and considering giving it a try in the near future. :)

Moral of the story? Make sure that when you introduce your female friends and family to the cup, specify that it goes INSIDE of you.
Tags: activism, family & friends

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