Diva Cup Review UPDATE! My Horror Story!!




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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 not treatable. 

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 properly.

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 cycle.

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 all?

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 experiences. 

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 restroom, right?

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 or not.

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 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.

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 informing us! 

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

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

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