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#31 of 38 Old 11-19-2007, 01:37 AM
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I have been using my divacup for about 2-3 years and I LOVE it! It gives such peace of mind never having to worry about leaks anymore, and not having to empty it as often as you would change a pad or tampon is a bonus too. I left my stem on.

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Yeah, that "spin" instruction is laughable. How can it spin? How can you grab it that much? What matters is that you get it to open one way or another, which means twiddle with it until you think it's open.
I 'spin' mine by inserting a finger up next to it and rotating it around the cup. I don't really grip or grab it at all, but doing this makes it turn a bit and pop open. I sometimes also have to pull down on the stem to make it sit right.

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Aside from all of the other benefits mentioned, I love that I can get in the shower, get myself totally clean, get the cup totally clean, insert the cup, and rinse myself off again before getting out of the shower. In the old days, it was hard to avoid getting little spots on my towel while I was drying off, before I could get a tampon or pad in place. No such problem with the cup.

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LOVE it!! Best thing EVER... I really prefer any resuable product.

And I can totally 'spin' my divacup. I fold it, pop it in and then put my finger up there by the rim and give it a twist. "Don't be afraid to reach up there and twist!" I got that tip from my bf.

By day #4 I am sick of putting my finger 'up there' but what the heck, still beats those nasty tampons anyday.

Could not live without it.

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I love love love my divacup. Everything on the testimonial site is true. There is a learning curve, so the first few cycles you should use backup. I can't spin mine either; the very act of grabbing it means I'm breaking the seal. But I do sort of pull it halfway out and hop around and generally look ridiculous for a minute or so and it pops open. I do stick a finger in there to make sure it's popped all the way open.

It makes your period shorter and lighter because bleached menstrual products cause heavier bleeding and cramps. Since the divacup has no chemicals, it doesn't have that effect on you. Not everybody has shorter/lighter periods but lots of people do.

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LOVE mine!!!!! I am amazed at how wonderful it really is. I ddidn't beleive it could really hold as much as it does and it is faily easy to use. I am so happy ot have one now.

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I love my diva. I have a #2 since I am over 30 (no kids yet) and I think it is a little bit for me, but I still love it. Sooooo much better than tampons.

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LOVE my Diva Cup although I've not tried the other types - in general I love using something reusable, not having wet string and my OCD side likes knowing how much I've bled I know, I'm a freak.

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My midwives both use them, and I'm really thinking about buying one from them and giving it a try. They love them, but their stories about getting them popped open after they're in are hysterical.

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