Ari Ellington: You were wasting money on tampons because you didn't realize that you DONT
need to switch them every time you go to the restroom...
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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 ;)
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.
No one you know: Wait. Girl. Wait....Do you think you pee out of your vagina??? LOL
You didn't have to waste all those tampons by taking them out before you
pee. You can pee with tampons in XD. What in the world would possess you to
change your tampon EVERY THIRTY MINUTES??
Sharleen C: You do NOT need to change your tampon every time you use the restroom! Tug
on the string a little and if it moves easily it is time to change. You're
creating a lot of waste and wasting money changing it every hour or so.
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
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.
vicky king: My partner has been complaining about my vagina not hugging his pencil when
we have sex since I used the menstural cup. Has anyone else had this
Ezmay Jopling: You don't have to change your tampon every time you go to the toilet... its
2 different holes! you can keep it in for up to 8 hour or until it feels
Amanda Nichols: hello have you ever tried the softcup-they have been around since I was a
teen in the 90's and I always used them!
DaughterOfAhayaSeekingHisHonor: we're all girls here lol thanks sis
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
MARY ORTIZ: Thank you love that was very informative :) very brave
Monique Boea: Was the smell due to your BV problem? I want to try this. Did it leak at
2Cute4U: Thank you for sharing your story. I'm interested in trying one but I'm
afraid of it over flowing! I have a EXTREMLY heavy cycle. Is it comfortable
Lisa Marino: I am so glad that you decided to make this video. I've just started using
the Diva Cup and I also noticed the foul odor you describe. I'm still going
to be using it, but looking at ways to help decrease the odor naturally.
Glad to know I wasn't the only one out there.
Aso Paso: So sad that women feel the need to give so many warnings before talking
about the most natural thing on Earth. Without periods and vaginas, no one
would be on this Earth.
Makes me sad.
Thanks for being brave!
Hash Browns Are Good: If you dont wanna use a cup because your scared , I would recommend cloth
tampons. Those knit and crochet tampons seem alittle scratchy , I have a
friend that makes them out of nice soft cloth if anyone wants some and you
live in america , join the Cloth Pads & Alternatives Manitoba group on fb
and scroll to find her post. Should be under Summer Nugget or something
like that. I really like them I have about ten.
samantha king: Thank you for sharing your story! For someone like me getting ready to try
a menstrual cup for the first time, it is nice to be able to see every side
of the product the good, bad, and in between. An there is no reason you
should be embarrassed or have anyone day anything negative towards you,
especially another woman.
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.
Lashonta Favors: Thank you for this because as a female we all act so #Taboo about talking
about our natural bodies that's made to go through all type of changes! Know
Ur bodies and urselves #AppreciateIt 😘
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!
Kristi Russell: If you have BV, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET ON AN ANTIBOITIC, you
are not just stuck with it, Flagyl will get rid of it almost as soon as you
start taking it. Sometimes just getting your period will throw off the
balance of good bacteria in your vagina and you wind up with bacterial
vaginosis . I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH, YOUR VAGINA SHOULD NOT HAVE AN
OFFENSIVE SMELL, IF IT DOES YOU NEED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR. Do not just live
with it and subject yourself, your partner and everyone around you with an
awful stench. Sometimes a vinegar douche and inserting some pain yoghurt
at night will restore the balance of bacteria back to normal, if that
doesn't do the trick, go see your doctor. I don't mean to be blunt but
kitty SHOULD NEVER SMELL FISHY, OR YUCKY!
Charlie Edwards: thanks for the info. not a lot of people have the guts to do that
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
Antoinette Hunnie_Gram: Thank you for sharing your very informative experience.
Karyn Husarik: It's hard to talk about our bodies, and even harder when it involves
something we may find embarrassing. Just wanted to say thank you for
sharing your story. I have a similar issue and it's always nice to know
you're not alone.
martha saiz: I love your honesty and openness. And desire to want to put all the facts
out there to give a 100% true review. You rock girl. Good for you. Thank
Fashion Dues: How can anyone look at you differently. You are helping and informing
woman. Any woman that takes this differently is immature and isnt worth a
response. I never knew this existed i just found out about this on a review
website. Thanks for sharing your story
Missy Lyn: Thanks for sharing! I don't think I'll be trying this after your review. I
only have periods when I'm highly stressed due to being on the implant. I
thought this would be a way to not have to take up space in the cabinet
with boxes of tampons, but it really doesn't sound like it will work for
me. I do have issues with what you mentioned, and I don't even want to
think about what you had to go through. And for those saying crap about her
changing tampons after using the restroom, sometimes it just happens.
Everyone's body is build different. I have the same problem, it's not a
matter of moving the string out of the way.
Louise Belcher: 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
Ofeliyac Volkova: The vagina does NOT "produce" bad bacteria.The vagina is naturally
odorless, the only things that cause odor is diet, & overall health, which
is what causes bacteria in the first place.Everywhere on the entire body
simply has bad bacteria naturally, all over the skin, the anus, the colon,
the intestines, the anal and intestinal area is full of yeast and many
other bacteria, etc.It just gets there because the bacteria feeds on the
sugar, salts, & oils the body produces from the sweat gland, the allele G
gland predominately resides in 99% African Americans, Indians, 50%
islanders, 47% of europeans, & 70% of Americans, which produce immense
Sugar & liquid, which is why they have usually foul body odor, because they
naturally have more of these sweat glands, & they are in clusters in
certain areas, & bacteria feed on the sugar, which causes the foul odor,
wheres those with Allele A sweat glands have less sweat glands overall, &
also reside in the areola, unlike those with the Allele G, & the Allele A
gland does not produce any sugar, & unlike the Allele G, the Allele A
glands are more widespread along the body, Instead of being in clusters, &
they naturally have less & thinner body hair overall, especially less
genital and armpit hair.They sweat less in general, but its not just
sweating less, its that the glands are more widespread, so its not vast
amounts of sweat on particular areas of the body.Also, to clear some things
up: "Good bacteria" is actually just your immune system, the immune system
is what keeps you from being killed by all negative intruders.Though the
bad bacteria is not actually problematic naturally, it doesn't usually
accompany negative side effects in generality, the only time it becomes an
issue is if your immune system somehow gets suppressed.The infection you
are describing, as well as every other infection, is when the bad bacteria
becomes an actual issue, which is when the bad bacteria has increased,
causing negative effects, burning sensations, odor, and the good bacteria
(aka your immune system) start "fighting".This is when your immune system
is killing the bad bacteria.When an infection occurs in the genital area
its because bad bacteria are somehow getting inside the genital area, which
is usually because of a woman having promiscuous sex, men naturally have
immense varieties of bacteria on their genitals, and the bacteria not heir
pencil gets inside the vagina, and the immune system will naturally respond
at first to any new, unusual intruder, but if its with one person over and
over, in a healthy environment, not with random different men that could
have not shower in a long time, the immune system will naturally get used
to it, and realizes the bacteria are not harmful, the only way you will get
an infection is when the bacteria are harmful, if he hasn't showered for a
while or did not properly clean his genitals, or if you are having sex with
many different people, and/or are inserting toys that were not cleaned
Kristin Woods: wow this was interesting, i never knew about a diva cup or what it was for.
thanks for sharing
proverbs3130gal: Thank you for sharing your experience! I haven't read all of the comments,
but it could be that you simply developed a reaction to the material of the
cup and caused the imbalance in your vagina - hence the odor. I have my own
vagina story - for almost 5 years my husband and I have used the same brand
of condoms. sometime this past summer I started to get monthly yeast
infections, the first sign would be painful intercourse. I'd have to stop
because it would feel like my skin was tearing (it was, there was a tiny
bit of blood each time)! I'd think "great, another yeast infection!". The
pain was getting worse every month, and the yeast infection would last
longer. By the forth month in, I was terrified to have sex! Pain! and I was
terrified of having another painfully itchy infection. Well, it turns out I
became allergic to our condoms! 5 years, no problems, then BAM! Oh God what
a relief! We switched to latex-free and I've been infection free since!
What was happening would start as an allergic reaction (irritation,
swelling, tearing), then develop into a yeast infection (*cringing*) which
would take forever to go away because of the irritated skin and usually
right around before my period (too much moisture to heal). Total vagina
nightmare. No woman should ever have to dread the natural occurrence of
intercourse and menstruation.
Danielle Freeman: i would never look at you in a different way,for telling your honest
sooohum: 12 week old collard greens! lolololol! Thanks for being so brave and
sharing. Do you want to know what wild thing might help? Drink Aloe Vera
juice every day--1/2 cup twice a day, and take chlorella tablets. It can
alkalinize you and you won't be able to grow the smelly bacteria. Good
tatymerary: How many saw white house commercial no hate back off haters
Brittany Blakeley: "Sort of what we do when we're in relationships," ha! Yes! Thanks for this.
(Damn I just read the comments and holy crap.. So many girls think we're
built the same way or something. So many arguments about "Well, it works
for me. I don't see any reason it shouldn't work for anyone else." Like
what? Really? You don't change your tampon every time you pee, that's cool.
I don't like pee to be soaked into my tampon. Our bodies are not all the
Tracy Sabine: I love that You are willing to be vulnerable to save other women from the
horror you experienced...I have so much respect for your honesty and luv
for tha gurrlllss
NikLives: Thanks for sharing, this is really important.
The fact that the cup is made of silicone makes me wonder if rather than
you having BV from the beginning, maybe the material of the cup /gave/ you
Gloria R: Thanks for the video hun,your a grown women and this is your perspective
and truth everybody produces a amount of bacteria.Claps!
Amy Lovins: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience. Very
ariel herbert: thank you for this review! im interested in getting this but im concerned
about the side effects like these. Your so brave to come out & tell us of
these symptoms , thanks again :)
shandel pasley: Thank you for being brave enough to give a true review!
Gina Plopper-Norton: i'm planning on trying a "flowdome" after i start my regular cycles again
(i'm on mirena implant so i dont have periods anymore) bc i HATE pads and
tampons. a friend of mine told me to try lots of Menstrual cups and not
judge any of them based on another bc they are so different. but I dont
think i have any BV problems either. i'm so so sorry you had this
experience. thank you for being brave and putting this out there.