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Diva Cup - How it Works

The Diva Cup - The Better Alternative to Tampons and Pads

Diva Cup - One Perspective

"The Diva Cup is not only an economical and environmental solution, it is so unbelievably convenient. I cannot imagine being without it now! There is a little bit of a learning/usage curve, but with the literature provided with the cup, it’s very easy to become accustomed to it. It took me less than one cycle to feel completely comfortable with the Diva Cup. I honestly forget that I am on my period now! Thank you for making such a wonderful product!"
- Ling, MA, United States

Why Use a Diva Cup?

A diva cup is safe, sanitary, affordable alternative to tampons and pads.  The product is inserted to capture menstrual flow and is perfectly reliable.  If properly used, the product is both safe and comfortable.  It is easy to use and sanitize.  Because it is reusable, and a small discrete device, the diva cup can always be on hand.  Users need never fear about running out of tampons or not having what they need handy at the start of their menstrual cycle.  The cup can always be on hand, and needs to be replaced only very rarely.  Just follow the directions below for maximum comfort and effectiveness.

How does a Diva Cup work?

This is a simple explanation of how to use the diva cup.  You can download a PDF version complete with pictures here.

  1. Begin by folding the diva cup.  There are two options.  The first option is, being by pressing the sides of the cup together and then fold it in half again forming a tight “U” shape.  Alternatively, you can place a finger on the top rim of the cup. Press down into the center of the inside base to create a small triangle. This will makes the top rim much smaller and easier to insert.
  2. Hold the folded sides between your thumb and forefinger.  The curved edge should face away from your palm
  3. Get in a comfortable position, and relax your vaginal muscles.  Separate the labia with your free hand and gently push the curved edge of the folded cup horizontally into the vaginal opening.  The tip of the stem should be no further than a 1/2 inch into the vagina.
  4. Grasp the base of the cup and turn the cup 360 degrees in either direction. The device should rotate smoothly.  This is evidence that it is full opened and properly aligned.  Your diva cup is now properly inserted and functioning.  Go about your day with the convenience and protection you deserve.

To remove your diva cup, pull gently on the stem until you can reach the base. Pinch the base to release the seal and gently pull down to remove it. Once removed, empty the contents in the toilet. Wash with warm water and the DivaWash, or a mild unscented water-based soap.

Your cup should be emptied and washed at least twice daily. Most women empty once in the morning and once in the evening.  They can be worn overnight without fear of leaking.

For a more convenient lifestyle, and an eco-friendly, affordable option, try your own diva cup today.


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