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...
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
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 ;)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
jessy babby: +Kiasaur um if anything is in your vagina for an hour and it's still dry
...something is wrong ...every hour is about average for a heavy flow
(first 2-3 days)...4 hours is really pushing it wearing the same tampon
after multiple bathroom stops
Sabrina Smith: Um, it sounds like you need to go to the doctor more than anything else,
because the medical grade, non porous silicone can't MAKE your vagina
smell. It seems like you may be one if those women who used scented tampons
for so long it messed up your pH. Unless you have a reaction to latex cups
(you didn't specify in your video) that would produce an adverse reaction
in people who are allergic (like myself).
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
Aletha Oberdier: Thank you for sharing this. I am prone to BV and so I've been hesitant to
try the diva cup etc. This makes a lot of sense. thanks & wish you the
best : )
Amanda Crook: Have you tried other brands? It could just be a reaction to the silicone...
maybe a rubber one?
Monique Boea: Was the smell due to your BV problem? I want to try this. Did it leak at
mrzrollins: Thanks. I'm considering The Keeper. Fyi BV can be tx w/ Metrogel for those
who said it's un treatable
TheRlm81: Wash it with a mild soap and a little bit of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has
really good properties it kills infections its awesome. Also you're
supposed to put it in boiling water to sanitize it before and after your
period for about 5 minutes. If you don't take care of your cuchy its gonna
smell, wash it every time you go to the bathroom with plain water or use
wipes. Also eating yogurt helps to maintain good bacteria or taking the
probiotic acidophilus does wonders as well.
Yahaira Galagarza: i am so happy you shared about this because i do suffer with odor at times
and used to be a lot worse and i was looking at this for an alternative to
pads. But now i know not to try it. Thank you!
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!
Rochelle Bailey: I thank you for sharing. That was very brave of you to.put yourself out
there. We are all adults and women should applaud you for sharing and not
make any nasty comments
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.
Lydna Rose: I have suffered from BV so girl I know. You should try to get the BV
treated it is possible but it is an on going war for some of us with ultra
sensitive parts!!! If you have a boyfriend he may need some treatment as
well. But those of us prone to BV do not do well with shifts in our
natural balance. I would stay clear from reusing it..ur body already let
you know it is not gonna work lol
NovGraceRodea: Every woman has discharge... when it smells or looks weird, that it when
there is a problem. That cup is definitely not the problem. Take care of
yourself. Best advice, stay celibate!
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!
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.
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.
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
cealorz: Great video! Subscribed. :D
Dawn M: You are a precious spirit to be so honest. Thank you for being honest.
Victoria Rexhausen: You realize you don't have to change your tampon every time you use the
Robin Stewart: I wanted to say thank you! I use a diva cup and have for almost a year with
absolutely no odor or issues. But that's me. I was recommending it to a
friend however, who I know has B.V. I am glad to hear that I probably
shouldn't! I had no idea there could be any issues!! Thanks for putting
yourself out there!
Monique Boea: 12 week collards? LOL!!
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.
Suzanna Ivanitskiy: maybe you should try using another cup
but thanks for the video i really appreciate it
i just cant believe people are giving it so much hate
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?
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.
Ashley McNesby: All the females appreciate your truthful words! Thanks for the video!
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?
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
Liz anderson: actually there is a special type of soap you're supposed to wash it with
monkeysluvdani: thanks for the info. Im having a hard time deciding if I should try this
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'
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
Roos vicee: This is a very helpful video thank you very much!
NeasTube: Just in case you ever want to reconsider using the Diva cup... here are
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
Jessica Colvin: You don't have to change a tampon every time you use the bathroom...?
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!
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
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