Diva Cup Review UPDATE! My Horror Story!!




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oprecious14u: You are very informative :) personally for me I prefer pads. I just don't think anything man made is suppose to be stuck up in the vagina for hrs. I let it flow out freely on a pad idc if I gotta pay or if I change it a lot I just don't think sticking stuff up there is healthy ever ;)

Luvly Ren: Thanks for sharing this! Making this video may have been difficult for you but, I have nothing but respect for you. At the end of the day, each woman's body-- although sometimes different-- is also the same in many ways, and what one woman has gone through, another may be experiencing. I applaud you for choosing to help inform other women and young girls about the things magazines choose to gloss over. xx

HopeElayne: Oh crap....I have one in now 0_0 lol But I don't have BV or a vaginal with odor. To be honest, anyone who experiences this should go to the gynecologist right away and get tested for BV. This is a foreign object, although medical grade silicone, that is inserted into the vagina. All women are different when it comes to "down there". Simple natural occurrences such as sex or your period can cause BV, because both affect the pH of the vagina. BV does not necessarily mean an overproduction of bad bacteria... When the pH is affected, more good or bad bacteria will produce and thrive. It is VERY important to thoroughly clean your cup and hands before removal and insertion. I boil mine for five minutes! I wash my hands while Dial regular soap under hot water. 

Kawaii Homemade: I heard that if you boil it that the odor goes away. Have you tried that? I prefer pads because I don't like the feeling a tampon or a cup. 

ReeseBaby06: It sounds to me like the bacteria was building up because your flow was being collected. That is not the cups fault. It's simply the fact that your vagina had so much bacteria buildup. Bacterial vaginosis requires medical attention. I know this video is old but I really hope you went to your GYN and got that taken care of. BV also has very similar symptoms to STI's which is why its important to visit your doctor anytime something doesn't seem right. There should be no FOUL ODOR whatsoever coming from down there. This is a bad sign.

Monique Boea: Was the smell due to your BV problem? I want to try this. Did it leak at all?

Andy Fashol: I know this video is old, but that object was never the reason why your Vagina smells as horrible as you said. You have a over growth of bacteria that needs to be treated. Any smells or discharge coming out daily is a issue. Please take this video down, its not educational. Your bf knew he's nasty! Unprotected sex may have been the cause, not a plastic cup for your cycle.

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.

thatJess Chick: Thankyou for this. I have never heard of these until like 20 mins ago so I started my research. Now I know ill never ever use one!!

InternetDJ1677: You don't have to change/take out a tampon when you go to the bathroom. Urine does not come out of your vagina.

Kristina Dorsett: Wow, thank you so much for posting this. It does take a LOT of bravery to put your "business" out there for the public to see, but you really are helping people. I have a BS in Microbiology and everything you're saying about discharge is totally legit - everyone is different and it's more important to know how your body naturally works than to ignore it and be embarrassed. If you ignore your body, how are you going to know when it's not working properly? It's great that you mentioned oder, too. I was having a conversation with my roommate who is a nursing student about menstrual oder and how it can be terrible to the person on their period but other people don't notice it at all. Personally, I just started using disposable cups before deciding on a permanent brand. I have always had a lot of pain with my cycle and recently a gynecologist told me that tampons and pads can cause irritation that leads to more cramping and overall pain. Thanks for giving your opinion.

Cassy Clark: I have a daily discharge and my menstrual cup has absolutely no smell, unlike my daily discharge so I don't think this is exactly the cup's fault.

Cheebs1982: One word to women suffering BV... ACIDOPHILUS!!! It saved my life. I have terribly violitle natural pH levels and my flora has never liked me. Has nothing to do with anything but my NATURAL chemistry. BV IS NOT TREATABLE. Unless you're going to shove yogourt up yourself. Antibiotics destroy your naturally occuring bacteria cultures and WITHOUT good bacterial cultures women get yeast infections and BV. So no.. it's not treatable. 

Qwazier3: Maybe your body chemistry was not compatible with the silicone or whatever material the cup is made of. I personally bought the throw away ones instead of spending the money on a keeper because I wasn't sure I'd like it. Turns out I didn't. My insides didn't like the foreign invader and I became itchy. We're all very delicate up there and little things like that cup can upset our balance. Thanks for sharing. I know it must've been very tough to put that out there but this is what You Tube is all about. We can't due proper research about things if nobody talks about their experiences. 

Monique Boea: 12 week collards? LOL!!

ChelleEve: I know that talking about this made you vulnerable BUT I want to thank you. I have been using disposable cups and was considering getting one that is longer lasting. Due to the fact that the disposable ones smell (about as bad as a tampon, anyway) and the explanation you put forth I will not be purchasing a silicone cup. I am already extremely self conscious about any odor and waste my body produces and wouldn't be able to handle it, emotionally, if I were in public and realized my vagina had a disgusting odor. So again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for potentially saving me this shame.

autumngold86: You do realize that you can still urinate with a tampon in, right? You don't have to change them every time you go to the bathroom. I only would if I accidentally peed on the string. :-P

Anna Bjarnsteinsdóttir: you do realise that periods are not supposed to smell and if they do you very likely have some sort of an infection or something and should see a doctor! the reason periods tend to smell while using disposable menstrual products is because the menstrual fluids react with the chemicals in the pads/tampons. But a menstrual cup is free of all chemicals so it's not supposed to smell at all!!! They are much better than disposables in the sense that when you use them you are able to detect (like you did) when something is wrong. If your menstrual fluid smells while using disposables it's normal but if it smells while using a cup you know something is wrong!

Jeannette Pond: I was looking into getting one but the idea of collecting your period sounds so blech to me. But I've heard some good things. My question to you is, how long before it started to stink like 12 week old collard greens? And was your experience with it before pleasant enough that you would just consider replacing it? 

Casi Parmer: I would like to add that if you ladies are having trouble with BV (and it seems to be a bit of an epidemic) do some research on a lactobacillus probiotic as a suppository. Yes, the same that have a cellulose capsule that you would use to take orally. This can be purchased in any Drugstore and the capsules (if cellulose) will dissolve in the body and provide a more balanced environment in your vagina. I have had problems with yeast and BV throughout my entire womanhood until I found this solution. Thank you for your honesty and sharing. I hope this can help. I am not giving medical advice, just personal experience. 

CACHET LOVE: great video. dope idea they created. i prefer ultra thin pads stayfree overnights..however infinity pads are incredible at the way thhey draw so much of it underneath and inbetween that it leaves the seat almost clean. cleanliness i wash in and out regular bases gently.. LADIES WITH ANY OF THOSE SYMPTOMS PLEASE PURCHASE %100 TEA TREE OIL VITAMIN AISLE 3-4 DROPS IN A PURE WATER DOUCHE. HANDLED.. #PEACE

monkeysluvdani: thanks for the info. Im having a hard time deciding if I should try this or not.

Starr Killer: Why in the world would you have to take your tampon out everytime you go to the bathroom? You do know that your pee comes from a separate hole than period blood right?

Ellen Turnor: I've been using the cup for months now, probably closer to a year... I boil it for 10 minutes (using a small pot separate to any in the kitchen... not in with the soup) right when I first get my period for the first use and rinse it with an antibacterial wash about once a day. When I first started using it I noticed I was only washing it with soap and water and noticed towards the end of my period for a couple of months there I developed thrush... Can I ask if you boiled it at all and if it was rinsed with antibacterial liquid during at all?

C. Ray Chapman: Thank you for making this video! It was very informative and I really appreciate that you're so honest. I was curious about the cup, but I don't know anyone who has used one personally to ask. All the videos I found up to this point were so positive I was wondering if they were paid to advertise it. Thanks again!

blaq rose: Brave sharing your thoughts. Also, people with latex or silicone allergies should watch out. Labeling everything green has become a tread now. On this one, we should throw this idea out... or soon women will be sitting on holes 'to save the environment'

xoxoCookiesx3: Honestly, I'm still unsure if i want to use this because I'm afraid... yet i still brought it. So even though i have the symptoms you mentioned, i still am willing to try it because of how much flow i have :\ Thanks for informing us! 

NeasTube: Just in case you ever want to reconsider using the Diva cup... here are some tips: At the end of each cycle, clean the cup with soap and then put it in a place where it can get direct sunlight (on the patio, in a window sill, between sliding glass doors, etc). The sun will naturally bleach away any odors & stains. Secondly, clear up the BV issue by eating **raw** garlic twice a day for a couple of weeks. Just cut it into minced pieces & swallow with water if you can't handle chewing it. This will kill off bacteria and pretty much anything else hampering your immunity. Follow this up with a 30 day course of probiotics to balance out your body's good and bad bacteria. Menstrual cups are much better for your body than tampons, so I hope this helps.

Janielle Stewart: So upsetting to me that many of the people commenting have no idea what their female anatomy is! Thanks for the honest review I am looking for a good reusable cup

SFBL1: Why are you SO FREAKING AGGRESSIVE starting off the video? The things that you were warning against had nothing to do with me, but I couldn't even get past the first 20 seconds of your video because I was so freaking annoyed by how you were talking to your viewers.

Haylei Plageman: Thanks for having the courage to share this!

MARY ORTIZ: Thank you love that was very informative :) very brave

hale Kitty: lmao 5:36 doe XD

Elizabeth Williams: i saw on another vid that they boil it between cycles but thank you so much for making this vid

Angel Gonzales: Why should a guy exit? Men have the right to be informed. This is why women are ashamed of having their period, when they shouldn't be ,because a lot of men are immature when it comes to our cycle. Most likely because they are not educated. Don't discriminate on who gets educated on what. 

Elizabeth Vasquez: Taking a garlic pill once a day will take care of any yest infection!! Garlic is a natural antibiotic so taking that keeps anything at bay if you have a yest infection, staph infection it will keep the staph away the over bacteria growing will keep it at bay and you won't have to worried about what she is talking about you will be good lol

memekitty343: it takes a strong woman to use themselves and their experiences, to educate the not so brave of us..... thank you

Nekedra Thomas: GIRL. I BELIEVE YOU. I WAS THINKING IT IN MY HEAD AND YOU WAS SAYING IT. THANK YOU!! LMAO!!

Hannah W: Thank you for posting this, I didn't know bacterial vaginosis was a thing until I saw this. Don't be embarrassed!

Christine Strauss: Thank you for being brave and discussing such a delicate issue. I tried a menstrual cup two or three cycles years ago and had a different problem that made me hate those things. No matter how I tried to put it in I found it horribly painful and it leaked a lot. I actually had to soak sheets, jammies etc in cold water in the washer and use lots of enzyme cleaner I got from the vet that I used to clean up after my cats to rescue my clothing and such. Now I use washable tampons and home made pads and wish I'd started doing that to begin with. Best wishes to a very brave lady.

MelodyPondswansong: I would say try boiling it in water between cycles, and scrub it with a toothbrush and gentle soap (which no one will be putting in their mouth, obviously). I do the toothbrush thing to get the color off and I boil it to get the bacteria off, because it did smell a bit. (I've only used it through about 4 cycles, so that's what's worked for me so far). :)

Cheyenne Kemp: Bree from precious stars pads mentions a great sanitizing product for menstrual cups. I'm not sure what it's called so if you're interested in the product I recommend going to her channel to find out. You might want to invest in Vagisil wash with Ph balancing properties, it helps balance you out.

Haneefah Myers: just found your video. did you have any problems with leakage... or feel uncomfortable sitting down?

Bhudda51: Its unfortunate that you had that experience but based on the MeLuna menstrual cup site "Unpleasant odors can be prevented. the cup should be removed every 8 to 12 hours. Some women have reported temporary changes of smell, which are likely due to various proteins in the blood. A menstrual cup may suddenly assume a different smell, although it has been cleaned as usual. TIPS for special cleaning problems Usually odors disappear when you place your sterilized cup in a dry, well-ventilated place for several days. You can also place the cup few hours in a glass of denture cleaner, or sterilize with in vinegar or boiling salt water. Cleaning very hard to reach places (such as the cup holes) can be done with an interdental brush". I hope you give any menstrual cup another try, I really feel menstrual cups are the most eco friendly, healthy and affordable feminine products available. More people should use them and know about them as an option. 

mabbeech: You don't have to change your tampon every time you go to the bathroom!

Teresa Setterlund: I use Soft Cups, disposable. So you use 1-2 a day, you can have them in for up to 10 hours (I've gone a little longer at times). I've never had vaginosis, so I can't say that this other style of disposable cup would be any better for the foul order. But if you're regular, I've loved the Soft Cup so far! :)

Jessica F: Thank you for that very informative video, I found it to be very helpful. I hope that you find something that you like for yourself in the future. :)

Wendy E: Never ignore bad things about a product that is going to go inside of your body. That's why I've not got a Diva Cup, or a Mooncup, too many complaints about the material causing irritation or injury. Still hasn't put me off of using a cup, but there are a lot of companies out there with product that has a better track record. 

LocaChoca: What was the soap you used to clean the cup, or was it possibly not sanitized properly? Maybe boiling the cup for 5-10 minutes could help with the cup's odor retaining problems. 

Elizabeth Wiecken: This has probably been said but were you cleaning it properly with a PH balanced soap? And were you boiling it after every cycle? Sounds like you didn't care for it properly.

Rating:
Diva Cup Review UPDATE! My Horror Story!! 4.5 out of 5

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