After one too many times of having to rush to the store to buy tampons, I went and got myself a DivaCup.
I know it’s not an ideal solution for everyone, but it’s working great for me and I can’t figure out for the life of me why I never had one before. I’m just looking back on all the traveling I’ve done and going “damn, I wish I had one back then.” I’ve known about them for a while but I guess the price always seemed a little steep and it just seemed a little strange.
It’s great. You only have to deal with it two or three times a day- not all the freaking time like tampons. And there is no “rush to change” in the morning. They last for years and I’m going to save tons of money on overpriced cotton- I HATE dropping five bucks on a box of cotton I’m going to throw away. It doesn’t make me feel dry and crampy like tampons- I can never quite relax with them in me. But the DivaCup is warm and squishy and flexible and I can’t tell it’s there. And no more “Whoops! Peed on the string” dilemma. No more packing handfuls of supplies when I go out on my period. No more sneaking tampons in to my back pocket before visiting the bathroom at work. No more overflowing smelly bathroom garbage cans.
They have a 3-month guarantee that you’ll like it, so there is no reason not to give it a shot.