Based on the accolades of some of my fellow she-Dopers in one of the myriad period threads floating around here, I purchased a Divacup from their website. It arrived today, which really surprised me, because I’m on the third day of my period and the way my life goes I didn’t expect it until the day after my period ended.
It’s comfy! I can’t even tell it’s in there. I had a little trouble inserting it for the first time, though, and I sprang a leak after the first hour or so. I removed it, washed it, and shoved it back in; I think this time I got a good seal, but I’m wondering how you tell for sure that it’s sealed BEFORE you experience a containment failure. And are there any tricks that make insertion easier? Has anyone had any negative experiences with this thing? What about care and feeding of the Divacup? The package insert says to wash it with mild soap and store it in the pretty purple bag that came with it; I’m assuming Dial antibacterial soap is okay?
And did you get a free pin with yours?