I now have my freedom back! I used to have to be homebound the second day of my cycle because of the very heavy flow I would get (tampons and pads would leak!). Now with the diva cup, I only have to change it 2-3 times that heavy day and only once the other 3 days of cycle. As for the last two days of my cycle, I sometimes forget I even have my period. One thing I noticed is that morning of my heavy day, if I don't have the cup in just right and if I don't sleep with my torso slightly elevated, I stand up out of bed and the entire contents of the cup just pours right out of me. There is a bit of a learning curve but once you get it, it's fantastic!!!