DivaCup has Quietly Released a Model 0 and I have one!
If you’re familiar with DivaCup, you know they have a Model 1 and a Model 2. Traditionally, the Model 1 is the small Diva and the Model 2 is the large Diva.
Everything has changed! DivaCup has quietly placed the Diva Model 0 / DivaCup Model Teen size on store shelves and people are noticing! What size is it? How does the DivaCup teen compare to the Diva Model 1 and Model 2? Read more below!
Claripharm Claricup Review – A size for everyone!
The Claripharm Claricup may possibly have a menstrual cup size for everyone! Available in 4 sizes, these deep violet cups are made in France and have a flexible stem that can be left on the cup or trimmed to meet your needs.
In addition to the huge range of sizes, Claricups have a great number of vent holes and channels that go up the sides of each cup that I believe contribute to helping form and release the cup’s seal. See my review samples below and check out how they compare to some brands you may already know.
I had sex with the ziggy cup in and here’s how it went…
When I saw the ziggy cup released by Intimina I was intrigued. In fact, I had a friend mail me one from Germany before I could purchase one in the USA! When it arrived I was surprised at the shape and a bit worried about the claim that it “sits high.” I worried it would go too high and be difficult to remove. This cup definitely has it’s own learning curve. With some practice, I’ve become pretty good at inserting it and recently talked my husband into having sex with the cup in. Here’s how that went…
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MermaidCup Review + Comparison to Other Brands
I’ve been testing out the MermaidCup and want to share my thoughts and some photos with you! What’s the MermaidCup? The MermaidCup is a V-shaped menstrual cup that is designed in Malaysia and manufactured in China with 100% Imported Japanese (Shin-Etsu) Soft Medical Grade Silicone.
MermaidCups are available in two firmness levels, soft and firm, and two sizes plus a huge range of colors. Take a look below:
Can you really pass out from your menstrual cup?
When I heard that Kristen Bell literally passed out while removing her menstrual cup I had to read the article. Turns out, there are many articles. Then, I hat to watch the video.
Kristen Bell, a glowing actress, describes how she got her DivaCup “stuck” and “suctioned to the wrong part” of her. She even felt as though it was “pulling on her insides” as she describes this event during a spot on Busy Phillips’s new E! talk show, Busy Tonight.
To make matters worse, she actually passes out and then comes to and reports ripping the cup out. Dear Lord, Kristen Bell. Do you hear menstrual cup users all over the globe yelling “Pinch and break the seal, break the seal!” Because they are.
Friends don’t let friends use tampons and friends also tell friends about breaking the seal.
What happened? Can you actually pass out from your menstrual cup?
Tampax Menstrual Cup Review – Slam Dunk or Try Again?
When I saw a friend announce that a Tampax menstrual cup would be released in October of 2018, I had mixed feelings. For starters, menstrual cups are not a new invention. The first menstrual cup was patented by Leona Chalmers in 1937 and even the Moon Cup has been around since 2002. (1,2) So, why now for Tampax/Proctor & Gamble?
Menstrual cups have been growing in popularity and my guess is that they saw an opportunity to make money. Is that a bad thing? What does it mean for a large company to have a reusable menstrual product? For starters, their reach is as big as it gets. This cup may be more accessible to menstruators than any other cup out there.
Currently, unless you want a Diva Cup or Lunette Cup from Target…if your Target carries them… or Lily Cup from CVS…again if your local branch even carries it…you have to shop on the internet to buy a menstrual cup. What if you don’t have the internet or a credit card/PayPal account to shop online? You’re out of luck. However, the Tampax cup may be on the shelves everywhere Tampax is carried! Which is…everywhere.
So now you’re wondering how the actual product is. How does the Tampax Cup compare to the Diva cup? I started using these cups this week and I’ll tell you!
Cruelty-Free Menstrual Cup Brands
The first time someone mentioned cruelty-free menstrual cups to me I needed a moment to process. Menstrual cups are environmentally-friendly products used for menstruation in humans. How could a menstrual cup not be cruelty-free?
To my shock and surprise, I learned that not all menstrual cup brands avoid animal testing including the materials like silicone and dyes to make sure they are “safe” for use with humans and/or have dyes that are animal derived. Really? Really.
I have been working on a list of Cruelty-Free Menstrual Cup Brands to collect them into one spot! Here we go!
Don’t Let This Happen to Your Menstrual Cup
When it comes to reusable menstrual cups one of the first questions users ask is; How do I clean a menstrual cup? Because it’s worn inside, like a tampon, it’s important to make sure that it stays germ-free to avoid the potential risk for infection.
There are several ways to clean a menstrual cup. However, some ways are safer than others. More below:
Should I Take My Menstrual Cup Out to Poop?
Like many menstrual cup users, I didn’t think about taking my cup out to poop until the time came. I was headed to the toilet when I realized that I had my menstrual cup in. On no, I thought. I wondered, should I take my menstrual cup out to poop?
When you look at our anatomy, the vagina (where your cup sits) urethra (where pee travels) and rectum (where poop travels) run close to each other. What does this mean for your menstrual cup? Read more below:
UltuCup Review + Comparison to other cups
When I saw the UltuCup emerge on Instagram I was thrilled! UltuCup is a new menstrual cup brand made in the USA offering 3 sizes for menstrual cup users of various needs. I added their brand to my Made in the USA menstrual cup post and even tested them out during my last cycle.
I tested all 3 sizes during my last cycle! How did it go? I’ll tell you how it went and you can see how these cups compare to other brands and sizes: