ymco1106: thank you so much for sharing your experience on such a sensitive issue!!!
Elizabeth Rivera: Thank you for sharing, this is very informative to women who have doubts about getting a cup, which are not buy-a-docen cheap, one must always look at the upsides and downsides of any menstrual alternative. Anyway, there will always be reusable tampons and pads, so, this isn´t the end of the world. I have a discharge problem but no problem using the cup, every body is different. Thank you again!
Al Gilmer: bahahahah @ "12 week old collard greens"!
taurine13: This vid' is a shame, without wanting to diminish your experience, because if this is used and sterilized correctly, this does NOT happen. I truly believe this is the most "vagina friendly" product you can find right now, but it must be used following the simple and basic hygienic rules.
taurine13: The thing is, and it's written in the leaflet you get with it, the moon cup needs to be sterilized, each month, by putting it 7 minutes in boiling water. That's a basic! I've been using it since 2 years now and no smell - a part from the normal menstrual smell, which worsen's (in my case, I'm 43) with age, not bacteria or anything described here. And I use very little pads - I bleed a lot and for at least 7-8 days - and have saved a lot of money and it's very ambient friendly.
barackhashemyahweh: Lol I used one today & it smelt bad I didn't even have it in a good hour thanks for the video
John Veca: I'm not gonna lie. I thought this hottie was gonna get naughty, kinda sort a. White boy here doesn't want to hear about discharge. Don't get me wrong. I'm a New Orleans boy and the Ebony ladies are by far the finest.
Selita Knighton: Thanks for sharing your experience I was gonna try it but I have a regular discharge as well and I don't wanna have to go through what you went through your a life saver because I have a weak stomach and smelling something like 12 day old green I'll be dead lol so thank you so much
gabbyea: Thanks for sharing your experience. Bacterial vaginosis and other infections are symptoms of a weak immune system. When you boost your immune system you probably won't experience such infections. I wouldn't recommend using antibiotics but probiotics are good for helping to keep the vaginal flora at a normal level.
LilLadi08: I wanted to get the Diva Cups but this really gives me good insight. Especially about production of bacteria. Thanks for the video.
hisboo911: oh, sis I am so sorry for your experience. get yourself some toxic antibiotics, or whatever. when you finish and clear yourself up, load up on probiotics (i am going to look into prebiotics). seriously. probiotics are a must for every woman! use unbleached, organic cotton pads, whether you choose disposable or cloth. treat your "friend" with the utmost care.
hisboo911: You're right. I never thought it sensible to put anything inside of that area (except my husband's piece) in the first place. Especially to re-use over and over and over.
Donnie: I guess that is one of my biggest flaws. I get pulled in discussions that are far from being reasonable or interesting, and all of it starts by either wanting to place some reason in a sentimental debate, or asking a question out of interest from a person that seems to know more than I do.
Heith: Why are you even bothering with her anymore? People like that are the ones who earn our gender "crazy bitch" points...
MSJANETFANET21: This was helpful! Thanks a lot!
VanillaMoonshine: Girl need some anatomy classes! And some meds for that BV. Clean that vagina. Don't blame the Diva Cup for your nasty cooch.
itstinymc: Aye thanks for the video , if anything I don't see you any different iLike people who are straight up :)
Sonja Payne: I don't want to seem like I didn't care about your horrible experience by telling you that you made me laugh. It was fun watching your video and I wanted you to know even though it was funny thanks for be courageous and sharing your story. I started using the diva cup today and I'm hoping I won't have the same thing happen to me, but the minute I smell something weird I'm done. thanks for sharing. Hey maybe you should be a stand up comedian. hugs.
Donnie: Actually it wouldn't be. If you've ever massaged a prostate, you'd know more about it than someone who didn't (e.g. a man). A prostate is far away from the pencil, and I know this from the same source that told me what ovaries are. I know as much about the uterus (maybe more, since its functions are more important in the reproductive system than the prostates) as about the prostate. My sex is irrelevant here.
I didn't pose as anyone. I repeat, third time: I ASKED A FREAKING QUESTION.
colorsmadeoftears: Look sir, I don't go around on prostate videos bragging how I know all about 'em since I've touched pickles a certain number of times, that would be ridiculous. I have, however, learnt a lot from experience since I've started using cups and talking to other people who use them on forums, more than you can just from freaking. Just don't try to pose as an expert on something when talking to someone who has dealt with it their whole life. If you know about bacteria, then stick to that.
Donnie: You've actually presented, yourself, "personal experience" as the highest form of evidence. Since I lacked YOUR experience, as a woman, I shouldn't be allowed to "manxplain" anything. And I've been insulted here by you, without a shred of any "scientific evidence" from you, while you demand it from me, for ASKING A Q-U-E-S-T-I-O-N.
Get your brains straightened out.
colorsmadeoftears: Well i'm sorry I don't consider your sexual experience AS A MAN as actual scientific evidence. If you had mentioned information you have read in medical littereature, etc., then there could have been a discussion. And I didn't invent anything.
Donnie: well, I've tolerated your attack and rude behavior. But when you became all sexist, and practically invented such a thing as "manshaming", like "you're a man so you don't belong in this topic", you've crossed the line that separates my attitude towards you as to a reasonable person, and as to an irrational fanatic.
Donnie: That's why I asked a Q U E S T I O N about it.
It's rude not to listen to reason.
colorsmadeoftears: Also, "I'm a man so I must know better about YOUR body parts" is pretty much the definition of mansplainning, it's rude and upsetting. While what we were originally discussing, the origin of vaginal discharge, is best observed precisely by wearing a cup, which sits (o) around the cervix and collects fluids from the cervix, while leaving the rest of the vagina moist, therefore, not all fluids come from the cervix. That's what you could have found out if you were looking to learn something here.
colorsmadeoftears: Hey, look who's hostile and using their gender as some kind of qualification now... I just asked that you don't pose yourself as an expert in all things vaginas and menstrual cups, since you said you came here in the spirit of asking questions and learning. A legitimate request, given a. you don't have a vagina and did not say you were a medical doctor and b. you've never used menstrual cups, while I have. I also asked what bacteria would survive boiling, which you haven't replied to. So chill.
Donnie: Also, what do you know about bacteria? Have you studied biology? Have you seen bacteria with your own eyes? Have you played with bacterial colonies? Have you experimented with different environments? I have. If you haven't, that would be a 1+ reason why I would know more than you.
So the next time you invoke the "you're a man" argument, I suggest you ensure you won't sound like an extremist feminist retard with no argumentative base.
Donnie: I may know more about vaginas than women, because I'm a heterosexual male. It so happens that I have had many times when a vagina was closer to my sensory organs (eyes, nose, tongue, ears) than the woman with that vagina will ever be. That fact alone ensures that I have some practical knowledge about vaginas that women don't have. So shove that sexism somewhere nobody will ever find it again.
Donnie: Ok, so now we're being extremely hostile and sexist. How would it feel if I told you to stop spreading "femformation"?
Holy crap! How did it get from a perfectly reasonable explanation of WHY bad smell appears, to these sexist attacks? Are you that redhead from that video who constantly yells "shut the f*ck up"?
Kishwick: Sucks that you had a bad experience... I love my diva cup & have NEVER had any bad smells or problems.
Nico Ene: It's not the same for every women, keep that in mind. We are unique persons, not robots. Some women ovulate twice a month, others just once. Also, read some anatomy books about women if you want to know more. But remember that every women is different.
Nico Ene: You need to change it after 4-8 hours. The pads in max 4 hours.
Stephanie K.: thumbs up for tinashe playing on your phone lol
colorsmadeoftears: I don't mind you asking questions, I mind you mansplaining to me vaginas and menstrual cups, which you don't have much personnal experience about.
Donnie: After all, I'm a man. And you should feel some empathy towards the woman that is in my life, because I'm not grossed out by woman nature (as the author of the video has suggested that is the usual case), and want to understand it better so that I can be there, to comfort and provide support in times of need. Therefore I do research, I ask questions, I am interested about what women go through and how they handle it best. And in return I get an angry reaction?
Donnie: There are tens, if not more, companies that produce menstrual cups. And about soap - only that it should be a soft (that means NOT antibacterial) soap. Yes, I took the time to read. I suggest you cool down and also do. Seriously - calm down before engaging into a conversation. There's no reason for you to be angry, and it's alienating when you do. Instead of a constructive dialog you cause clashes.---------->
colorsmadeoftears: I'd be curious to know what kind of bacteria. It's only the user's vagina, the cup is not shared between several users, and the most common sense requires to wash your hands before handling it. And again, if you took the time to read the company's website instead of stating your knowledge, you'd know that is exactly what they recommend.
Donnie: Whoah there! Put out that fire!
Since when asking a question is "posing as an expert"?
My experience is based on reading articles, medical literature, graphical depictions (always curious about what I feel when I'm down there).
Also, boiling it, washing with soap? Actually written that in the instructions? A lot of bacteria survive even boiling, while other species start dying at mild temperature changes. Killing select bacteria is a good way to get health issues.
colorsmadeoftears: And lol, how would you have any clue "from what you've seen" ? Are you a gynecologist ? if so you wouldn't ask, and since you don't have a vagina... please don't pose as an expert in things you clearly can't know from experience.
colorsmadeoftears: No one really knows exactly, because you can't dissect a living vagina to measure that. One thing for sure is that the vagina doesn't get all dryed up while wearing a cup, that would be uncomfortable. But ampons don't discriminate, they just suck the living crap lout of ya, and if you have a light flow, well removing a dry tampon is torture. The cleansing is a process of getting rid of all cells and bacteria, it's a mix of all, but the cervix specifically produces more fluid around ovulation.
colorsmadeoftears: You should consider cloth pads, many users report their cramps lessened and their flow got lighter over time with using those. Look up Reusable Menstrual Products Lovers on facebook, there's a group you can join and ask for other women's experience and advice. :)
colorsmadeoftears: I suggest you look up the FAQ section of any decent cup brand : Lunette, Divacup, Sckoon cup, and many more. My cup does not smell like this. Silicone has been used internally for prosthesis (not so much breast implants, which is liquid silicone, than to replace joints), it is not porous. Furthermore, you're supposed to wash it with soap, and boil it, but there's other sanitizing steps you can take, like soaking it in a solution of peroxide once a month. Tampons allow bacteries to multiply.
colorsmadeoftears: I never found a solution to that, I grabbed the string with TGP in my hand when it was time to remove. Removing a dry tampon is the most horrible feeling. Now I just use a cup, couldn't be happier I switched ! Feel free to PM me for info on that.
colorsmadeoftears: A silicone cup did not give you bacterial vaginosis. Like you said, you've had it coming and going for a while. Things that can trigger it : periods, synthetic and tight underwear, harsh soaps and perfumes used down there, if you left soap residues on your cup when you washed it, especially antibacterial, which kills off the good bacteria. I'd be curious what you tried on your cup to actually clean it. There are many ways to go about this : diva wash, peroxide, boiling, vinegar, alcohol, etc.
colorsmadeoftears: Let me just say I'm sorry about your experience, and I'm a cup user too. When I take out my cup, there's no distinct odor. If I put my nose really close, there is a faint organic odor, kind of like raw meat, which is the smell of blood. The odour you describe DOES sound very much like BV. I know it's been a while since this video, but if you have that kind of issues come and go, I recommend you get treated, antibiotics or alternatively, look up "vulvapedia" if you want to try natural remedies.
dizziedobsession: I just stumbled upon your video & watched it. I then looked for comments to see if a. you had boiled it or tried peroxide or Milton tablets, b. if you'd messaged the company @ all and gotten feedback from them (have you tried divawash or another kind of feminine wash?) c. antibacterial soap is bad to use (so hopefully you weren't using that!) and d. Since it's been about a year now I'm wondering what you are using instead of the cup? Tampons again? Maybe a sea sponge? Organic tampons?
sarithajones: Hi there and thank you for sharing your video, but I don't believe the diva cup has anything to do with your horror story. It's your lifestyle, i.e., sex, fashion and diet. Please do your research. Check out the dhealthstore channel on YouTube and do a search for "when her coochie stank". Kind regards....
rorolilred: Lol I dunno, move the string out the way? I use a moon cup so I don't have that problem but you're right I wouldn't want to wear a tampon with pee on the string lol.
rorolilred: I don't know what country you live in, but in my country no tampon box ever has said that. They say don't leave it in for longer than 8 hours. Nothing about changing when you pee.
hybridtea13: Um yes you do, to prevent infections. It tells you that on every tampon box or packet for a reason.