You’ve likely heard about the Diva Cup. It sounds a bit like a really fabulous goblet that can hold an entire bottle’s worth of wine or a sports tournament where the players compete in crowns. In spite of its flashy name, the Diva Cup (or at least products like it) has been around for over 80 years. Some women aren’t comfortable wearing tampons, either because inserting them and having them in just doesn’t feel right, or they’re worried about toxic shock syndrome. Others don’t like wearing pads because they can look bulky under clothes, they itch, or they shift around during the day. The Diva Cup solves all of these problems and yet, it hasn’t quite caught on in popularity the way tampons and pads have. So let’s take a look at this genius device. Here are all of your questions about the Diva Cup, answered.
Using it in public is tricky
It’s not like you pull your tampon out while you’re on the subway, but you probably nave no problem replacing it in a public restroom. You can do this in the privacy of the stall. Your Diva Cup, however, needs to be rinsed out and that means leaving the stall to use the sink. So, for those who are shy about their menstrual accessories, the Diva Cup can be a big adjustment.