DIY DivaCup Ornament & Gift
The more I chat with friends & family about menstrual products, the more I want to hand out cups and pads like Santa! Last year, I handed my sister-in-law her first menstrual cup and I wished I had a better way to package her gift. What an awesome gift right? In addition to the price tag, they are life changing. Have someone who wants a DivaCup for Hannukah or Christmas? Here’s a great DIY!
Menstrual cups are unusual objects. They’re different shapes, colors, firmnesses and sizes. After spending quite a bit of time photographing menstrual cups, I’ve noticed some unusual things the naked eye may not pick up. Things visible with a camera lens and possibly things you don’t notice on your own cup. What are these unusual menstrual cup things? Read below
Lunette Cup vs Diva Cup
The lunette cup and Diva cup are two of the most popular menstrual cups on the market. If you’re shopping these two brands, you may be wondering what the major differences are and which is right for you. As a lunette and Diva cup user, I have personal experience and some product information to share. Here are the lunette cup and diva cup up close & personal.
Can I Wear a Menstrual Cup While Pooping?
The first time I wondered if I could use my menstrual cup while pooping was when I sat down to poop with my cup in. I pushed a little and felt the cup move. I remembered my labor and delivery nurse yelling “push like you’re pooping” as I delivered my son. Then, I started wondering if I could drop it into the toilet! How terrible that would be. Not only would I birth my cup, but it would be covered in poop-water and not be re-insertable without a good boil. So, can you wear a cup and poop? Details below:
Lunette cup review
Reusable menstrual cups function like a tampon. However, unlike a tampon they don’t get thrown away or pose the risk of toxic shock syndrome. Lunette menstrual cups come in two sizes and a variety of colors. They are made in Finland from soft, medical grade, FDA approved silicone and are produced with high-quality standards. Take a look at both models below and read about my experience using the Lunette cup.
How to Clean a Reusable Menstrual Cup
Once you get started with a reusable menstrual cup, you’ll want to clean it. Cleaning ranges from a quick rinse, special washes and even sanitizing. Technique varies throughout your cycle, in public bathrooms and at the end of your cycle. How to you clean a reusable menstrual cup? Here’s how.
Measuring cervix height for reusable menstrual cup
When I first started researching menstrual cups, I wasn’t sure what to make of the measurements they list. I’m still amazed by the number of cups available and the different shapes, sizes and brands.
Why are the sizes important? Because women are different sizes internally. This is why many companies recommend that you measure your cervix before purchasing a cup to ensure that you get the right size. How is this accomplished?
Diva Cup and LENA Cup Comparison
The two most popular reusable menstrual cups, the Diva Cup and the LENA Cup have noticeable differences. Are you shopping both cup and wondering which is right for you? Take a detailed look at the Diva Cup verses the LENA Cup here.
What’s a Reusable Menstrual Cup?
The more I learn about reusable menstrual products, the more I wish I knew about them sooner. I look back on years of disposable period product use and cringe. The toxins in those products don’t belong anywhere near my vagina and I am thankful for my reusable product collection. I use reusable menstrual cups, reusable menstrual pads, reusable cleaning products and toxin-free vag care.
A reusable menstrual cup, like a tampon, gets inserted in your vagina and sits up near your cervix. It collects menstrual blood, and other fluids, up high and unlike a tampon, doesn’t pose the risk of toxic shock syndrome. They come in different lengths, firmnesses and shapes.