OK I had to do that
Originally Posted by Climbergirl
So, I have used instead cups for a while and loved them. So, in an effort to be a little more earth friendly, I got a diva cup.
The one thing I don't understand is how you empty it in a public restroom and then reinsert without making a mess. I was thinking you had to rinse it every time (that could be why I am so confused)? Not sure how that would work...
You just empty it in the toilet and re-insert it or you can wipe it off with toilet paper (I'd worry it might stick - the toilet paper that is).
At home I wash it out each time after I empty it but when you're not at home you cannot always do that unless you can find a handicap stall that has a sink.
From the Dive Cup site:
What do I do in a public washroom?
Most women find that they do not have to remove The DivaCup™ very frequently, and that taking it out in a public washroom does not occur very often. However, for women with heavier flows or on the occasion you need to empty it in a public washroom, simply remove the cup, empty the contents and use a dry or damp tissue to clean the cup and reinsert. Make sure your hands are clean before going into the stall. Wash your DivaCup™ well with hot soapy water at the next convenient time.
"Subject: Very impressed!
This is my fifth cycle of using The DivaCup and I wanted to tell you how much I love it! I thought about it for almost a year before I decided to get it and now I'm sorry I waited so long. I was just worried it was going to be gross and inconvenient, especially at work. I was really pleased that I didn't even need to take it out at work very often. I can wear it all day and I just empty it when I get home.
A couple of times I did have to take it out at work and it was a breeze. I just wiped it out in the stall and cleaned it when I got home. I used to have to bring my whole purse filled with tampons and pads every couple hours. Now I can go all day and feel totally comfortable and clean. I have a really heavy flow so it's pretty amazing to me that I can get through the whole day without emptying the cup. The best part is that I don't have to send my husband to the store anymore at midnight when I run out! Thanks so much for this truly revolutionary product!!"
-Kara, New York, NY
I can't wear it all day because when I'm on day one and my flow is heavy I empty it every hour to every hour and a half. The rest of the time I can empty it 3-4 times a day. I still use a cloth pantyliner because sometimes I drip a drop!