posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 11:43 PM
I use the diva cup and it isn't bad or gross. I feel cleaner. I've never used tampons (I am afraid of TSS and the bleach and fibers getting left
behind) and I just recently switched because I got tired of dealing with the gross trash.
It's made of natural rubber and you just follow the instructions and place it in. It doesn't hurt or pinch unless you did something wrong. I've
been using it for three months now, and I haven't hurt myself or had any germy issues, but i've also never had any infections down there.
It's really easy, just empty it, wash it and replace. I do it in the shower often. What's great about it is there is no trash and you care for it
yourself, so you know how clean it is. You clean it with your bath soap, which should already have antibacterial properties, unless you're a person
who doesn't use soap then I suppose you could rinse it off really well. In a survival situation, you could probably sterilize it with vinegar or
baking soda, or witch hazel or tea tree oil. You could probably boil it if you had the resources and the time.
I know dealing with the blood first hand at first sounds really gross, but it isn't like the blood is dirty. It's just blood, and it's yours. It
also doesn't smell, and I don't know about everyone who uses it, but since i've switched I don't get major cramps anymore. I think I might have
been sensitive to the chemicals they treated my cheap-o pads with. Thinking about it, i'd rather use the cup over anything else in a survival
situation just so I don't leave a trail behind.