Jessica W: If you have bacterial vaginosis you will know because you will smell like a
fish. And it's not something that should be ongoing. You have to get it
taken care of with a prescription of antibiotics from the doctor. And yes,
you can get bacterial vaginosis from having sex -having sex with a new
partner or having rough sex etc.
dexterdamonkey: thank you for this video. it's very informative, and you don't hear this
honesty when you ask for advice from retailers or friends.
IntuitiveHeartHealer: Sounds like you're suffering from PTMCS -- post traumatic menstrual cup
Salma Nassif: thank you so much for the review u are big help
Carla Spears: "If it was mad at me...",That cracked me up! You'er hilarious! And brave
for talking about this on the internet! I doubt I could be as brave as you
so thank you for sharing! I'm subscribing! Thanks again for the tip!!!
Melody Dubrovsky: thank you so much for this video. you have no idea how much i needed to
know all of this.
leccah: Dear god I did not realise that this thing existed. I have never seen them,
or heard of them in Australia. I'm a 'pad' person, to me I think tampons
and this cup grosses me out. But I totally undertsand everyone else point
of view. Most people are the other way around to my views in regards to
that time of the month. I'm trying to get my head around the thing. Like do
you get leakage? I am totally naive about this product.
cypressunlimited: but isn't it fairly easy to treat your bacterial vaginosis? just a dose of
antibiotics or a cream? normally it should not be a problem that happens
that often... if it is i hope you get checked out so that you get healthy
again. i really like my meluna cup and have not had any problems with it,
eventhough i am prone to infections. but i also changed my diet a year and
a half ago and found that that helped me a lot. No more urinary tract
infections and i used to have them every 6 weeks or so for 5 years.
kbbbb7: Thank you for talking so openly about this product and sharing your story.
Women need more women like you who will talk about their bodies and
experiences around women's health issues. They want answers on issues that
seemingly nobody else will discuss openly, something substantiated by this
video has getting 100,000's of views. I learned several things from your
video that no doctor has ever mentioned, nor at school.
Erika Haines: The DivaCup is not comparable to Nuvaring because it is not birth control.
Also, it does not cause any unpleasant odor, in my experience. It is made
of the highest grade medical silicone which is latex-, BPA-, and
fragrance-free; not to mention, when inserted properly, the blood collected
is not exposed to external air like with pads, so the blood cannot oxidize,
which is what produces odors during menstruation! Maybe you should check
with your gyno as this could be due to your menstrual flow, and not the
cup. The pros are that it is far less harmful for you than regular or even
organic tampons (no residue/fibers left behind inside you), less harmful to
the environment (just think of the waste you would otherwise allow to
accumulate in landfills over the one-to-ten-year lifespan of the DivaCup -
21 tampons/month on average, or 252 tampons/year, or 2520 tampons/decade -
versus having to throw away ONE cup per each few years or decade!); and
finally, it is significantly less expensive than pads and tampons
(especially the higher quality organic ones) which over one year can cost
anywhere from $70-$120, and over ten years can cost $700-$1200! One charge
of $30-$40 is a much better price point than $700-$1200 for something that
could last you ten years...
JesusFTW777: Maybe it was that you left the cup in for longer than the recommended time?
I've read other stories from women who left the cup in for 12 hours or
longer having a strong foul odor.
Darlene Vincent: Of course, now that I'm perimenopausal, I hear about the cup.
DemstarAus: Have you tried other sizes/flexibilities? There are other brands that are
softer and different shapes (taller like a champagne glass or wider like a
I've never used a cup before and I'm interested in trying one... can I just
ask what you would do every time you changed it?
From other reviews, they say that if you clean it properly each time you
empty, it is anaerobic and therefore supposed to at least prevent more
bacteria growing, or reduce it.
I'm not criticising because I have no experience, just want to know why
maybe that happened to you...?
Gloria Wyble: BV can happen often if you are sensitive. I use to get it every year. My
OBGYN doctor visits were getting expensive and she only had temporary
fixes. After 5 years I switched to a new highly recommended OBGYN doctor
who only had temporary fixes as well. However this new doctor referred me
to a specialist and this specialist was remarkable. No medications needed.
The specialist said a good kept secret that most doctors don't know about
is that BV can be caused by fragrances in your soaps, lotions, detergents,
fabric softeners, and pads; as well as certain clothing materials (like
nylon, spandex, polyester, etc). Follow these easy steps and I promise you,
you may never get BV again! Her tips have changed my life forever!...
·Use non fragrance sensitive soap by the brand Dove.
·Use non fragrance and non dyes detergent by the brand ALL free & clear
·Use distilled white vinegar as your fabric softener (in the washer during
·Use non fragrance lotions like the vitamin e or oatmeal by Suave or St Ives
·Use cotton panties only
·Wear dresses and skirts more often than tight pants or jeans
·Steriles your diva cup after every cycle. I think the instructions say to
boil in hot water but I like the Milton solution solvable tablet idea.
·I prefer the disposable Softcup by Instead rather than the Diva Cup. It's
cleaner and easier to remove. However Softcup does provide reusable cups as
·If you have to resort back to tampons and pads, buy the organic brand by
Nutracare (normally found at your local Sprouts or Whole Foods)
Please let me know if these tips were helpful, and if they worked for you!
Ally G: You do not have to take a tampon out every time you use the restroom...?
Kimberly Kandhai: Crazy but this video made me subscribe to you. The realness is refreshing
Diane Mboyo: Mine is a moon cup and I just love it! never had any problem.
Your vodeo is very great! thanks for all the info
Lauren Thompson: I totally love my DivaCup. Haven't had a single problem with mine, but I
think every body is different.
Reina Paloma: I could see a benefit using it when going to a water park or he beach or
something.. lie just 4 a day
Lynnae McClelland: Absolutely nothing wrong with this video. It happens to women. I think i
will still give it go!
Ruth Sarfo: Lol! You know you country when you compare a smell to collard greens! lol I
love it though. I was thinking about switching to this product because I
defintely thought it would be more convenient and money saving but I have
my concerns especially with bacteria vaginosis. Thank you for your review
and I guess I'll be sticking with my "waste to be stuck on [me] all the
time" aka pads LOL!
Yvonne Dalton: Hi, I've been using a Mooncup and a Ladycup for about 3 years now, with no
problems. I always keep the cups in Milton solution (made from soluble
tablets) to keep them sterile between emptying times at home. So, I take it
out, rinse it, then take the clean one out of the Milton solution and
insert that. I put the one I've just rinsed out into the Milton, and change
the solution at least once a day.
FruityChris C: I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I have been using mine for
over a year and haven't had any problems with it I love it. The issues that
your having you maybe want to try using a pH balanced wash and lotion for
your girl parts it can help to balance out bacteria and reduce itching and
odor. You can get those at any drug store in the female section.
Otium Serenitatem: Great video. I have been thinking about getting a cup, and have seen
several types. I think I will go with the natural rubber. What has me most
concerned is learning that the tampons and pads are now made with GMO
cotton that has pesticides in them! The left over plants killed the cows
in India that ate them! This stuff is NOT safe.
FreshEyes22: THANKS for the video, girl..
queenofcrows: Thank you for your courage and strength in posting this very personal
Natalie Cornelison: You are sooo brave for doing this review! Kudos for being so honest!!! :)
911ambulancegirl: Thank you for putting yourself out there to help your fellow ladies! I
give you MAD props for that! I don't know if I would be that brave... You
are my HERO! =)
chrissyiceicebaby: I really loved how well put together this video was. Perfectly detailed
information and review on the Diva Cup. I look forward to more videos by
CatsBCool: I noticed she said she changed her tampon every time she went to the
You don't need to do that.
melzfit: And I subscribed!
stalkingself: Looking into switching from using Always pads and learned about this
product...but im leaning towards the cloth pads. Informative video, thanks
for uploading :)
Hayley Robinson: my doctor told me these are better if u suffer with thrush or vaginosis as
there more hygienic than other products
Kittybearxo: I wonder also if a woman had a yeast infection during her cycle and was
using the divacup...would she keep reinfecting herself if she put the
divacup back in?
Honey Lox: Your honesty is appreciated
Dawn Wilkins: Oh, btw they do have disposal ones. I forget what they are called. I'm just
learning about all of this
Trish Bachman: Maybe you should have taken care of your problems before. Try some women's
probiotics. Klaire Labs makes a good one. Don't you realize that tampons
keep your blood in you, too, plus they have tons of chemicals?
StingingSnow: if the diva cup is made of plastic, or rubber or polymers.... i don't want
that crap inside my body anyway. (has anyone watched Plastic Planet?)
plastic is awful for the body on so many levels
Trish K: Thank you for a true honest video!
Kimberly Reid: Have you started using it again? Have you experienced any more problems
laurnias1213: Why did you replace your tampon every time you peed? I just place the
string out of the way and it stays dry if that's your problem
Teresa Wiley: Thank you for this video. I'm just now researching these type of feminine
products. Have you found any other cup that didn't give you the same
Socially Awkward: I agree, pads are kinda gross. It feels like wearing a diaper
London Goatburger: I feel like this should be called the "Big Sister" part of Youtube.
strangertobluewater: Thanks for this review. I recommend using boric acid suppositories (google
for more info) around your period. It will rebalance your ph and bacterial
vaginosis will be a thing of the past. Fem‑Dophilus capsules inserted
vaginally are also helpful.
mimosa pudica: thanks for your review!!!
Abby WL: 12 day collard greens!!! - LOL
Thank you for sharing. It was personal, yes, but it is something a
girlfriend would tell their friend - and this is stuff we need to know. I
was hesitant on trying the cup - so thanks for your take on it.
alice smith: Im scared of the size... I find inserting super tampons uncomfortable... so
I don't know how id go with this... does it stretch you?
Maggiemarvelous: The brand that is sold at my local health food store is natracare. They are
an organic company so it is safe to assume their line of feminine hygiene
products is fertilizer pesticide and chemical free.
ashley09044: im just gonna stick to pads..