So as the title implies I am done with “feminine hygiene” products as I have known them. No, I did not have a hysterectomy or launch into early menopause. I discovered the best thing! It is called the Diva Cup
. Now, I warned you above but since A. I am excited about this want to share and B. think we should not be embarrassed about something natural that every woman on earth does and C. I think all my sense of modesty went out the window a few minutes after childbirth when I looked up and saw about 12 people I had never met starring at everything God gave me wide open in the stir ups I am going to share how this is possible.
So, back to my discovery. A week or so ago a few girlfriends and I were talking about green options for parenting and they asked if I had ever heard of the Diva Cup? I had not and they described it as a green solution to menstruation protection. I have always hated all the money we women have to shell out for tampons, pads, etc and the waste it creates. I was immediately interested in the cost savings (I know, I know will my cheapness ever end?) and the benefit for the planet. I did some “research” online, and by research I mean I read some websites and decided I should try it myself (the only real research that counts). I also have the added incentive and motivation for finding something like this as in Africa feminine products are expensive and not readily available everywhere. I headed out and purchased one for about 35 bucks at Whole Foods. I was sceptical but thought what did I have to lose and tried it out. It is a silicone cup that you insert and are able to wash out and reuse. Well, I’ll spare you all the details but although I was not sure it would work or I would like it I can safely say you will still see me at Target, just not in the feminine protection aisle. It works great and I feel good about the small reduction in waste and the big gain of money in using this product and thought I would give a shout out to the Diva Cup!
*even as I write this I must say I NEVER thought I would be posting about my period but what the heck this is my blog right?