cypressunlimited: but isn't it fairly easy to treat your bacterial vaginosis? just a dose of
antibiotics or a cream? normally it should not be a problem that happens
that often... if it is i hope you get checked out so that you get healthy
again. i really like my meluna cup and have not had any problems with it,
eventhough i am prone to infections. but i also changed my diet a year and
a half ago and found that that helped me a lot. No more urinary tract
infections and i used to have them every 6 weeks or so for 5 years.
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.
GoodRedBlackRatio: You are one brave lady!! Kudos, and thanks for the info!
leccah: Dear god I did not realise that this thing existed. I have never seen them,
or heard of them in Australia. I'm a 'pad' person, to me I think tampons
and this cup grosses me out. But I totally undertsand everyone else point
of view. Most people are the other way around to my views in regards to
that time of the month. I'm trying to get my head around the thing. Like do
you get leakage? I am totally naive about this product.
Kat Johnson: I just started using something similar and I love it, however whenever I
rinse it out, I have nothing stopping the flow and I start dripping before
I can put it back in. Any suggestions on how to stop this!?
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!!
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
Imani Brooks: I can't pee pee with a tampon on :(
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.
Abby Girl: I think you need to see a doctor. Diva cups should not be causing what you
describe. Ive had BV and I never had a foul odor as the one you describe.
IntuitiveHeartHealer: This is a gross video -- brave girl -- I think I would have made the video
with a bag on my head :) So embarrassing, but hey, we need to know what's
the real deal with these products
Carla Spears: "If it was mad at me...",That cracked me up! You'er hilarious! And brave
for talking about this on the internet! I doubt I could be as brave as you
so thank you for sharing! I'm subscribing! Thanks again for the tip!!!
grace x: I have a menstrual cup and I love it. There's no nasty smell for me. I
think that's probably very rear, so don't be put off from trying it. It's a
dexterdamonkey: thank you for this video. it's very informative, and you don't hear this
honesty when you ask for advice from retailers or friends.
kbbbb7: Thank you for talking so openly about this product and sharing your story.
Women need more women like you who will talk about their bodies and
experiences around women's health issues. They want answers on issues that
seemingly nobody else will discuss openly, something substantiated by this
video has getting 100,000's of views. I learned several things from your
video that no doctor has ever mentioned, nor at school.
kristin pierce: AH! Here, have a like for sharing your story and being honest. This was
brave of you and many of us appreciate it.
Megan B: MHM! Ok, i definitely know what im not gonna put in my vagayjay >~<
Salma Nassif: thank you so much for the review u are big help
IntuitiveHeartHealer: Sounds like you're suffering from PTMCS -- post traumatic menstrual cup
StingingSnow: if the diva cup is made of plastic, or rubber or polymers.... i don't want
that crap inside my body anyway. (has anyone watched Plastic Planet?)
plastic is awful for the body on so many levels
Allison Daughtry: If you had multiple cups and threw them away when they start smelling would
Tina M: you don't have to use a new tampon every time you go to the bathroom...
Dawn Wilkins: Oh, btw they do have disposal ones. I forget what they are called. I'm just
learning about all of this
dieunube: im a dude why the hell am i here ?
DemstarAus: Have you tried other sizes/flexibilities? There are other brands that are
softer and different shapes (taller like a champagne glass or wider like a
I've never used a cup before and I'm interested in trying one... can I just
ask what you would do every time you changed it?
From other reviews, they say that if you clean it properly each time you
empty, it is anaerobic and therefore supposed to at least prevent more
bacteria growing, or reduce it.
I'm not criticising because I have no experience, just want to know why
maybe that happened to you...?
London Goatburger: I feel like this should be called the "Big Sister" part of Youtube.
CatsBCool: I noticed she said she changed her tampon every time she went to the
You don't need to do that.
Julie Kakos: You are seriously so rad for sharing this info, and I think I love you.
mssomebee: You're very brave sharing your story like that. Like other commenters
mentioned, boiling the cup with baking soda OR vinegar helps with the odor.
But if you still have secretions that smell too bad, the obgyn might give
you something. Also, I found that vaginal washes (not douches!) help, it's
something about the pH so you need to avoid using soaps.
Lauren Thompson: I totally love my DivaCup. Haven't had a single problem with mine, but I
think every body is different.
Sammi Sym: Im scared of the size... I find inserting super tampons uncomfortable... so
I don't know how id go with this... does it stretch you?
Teresa Wiley: Thank you for this video. I'm just now researching these type of feminine
products. Have you found any other cup that didn't give you the same
kellie H.: Hi beautiful, and thank you for sharing your experience. I guess I'm a
little late with this comment but I only came upon it because I was
searching for testimonials and use information for this Diva Cup I recently
got. And, the post is on my B'day, whoop whoop! I applaud you for being
so vulnerable in your sharing b/c this is something we women don't discuss
enough, female experiences that is. As a result of having to raise myself
I have experienced times of uncertainty and embarrassment when it came to
hygiene and femininity. As you stated we are different, our
hormone/bacterial production is also different, therefore this may be
something, not just you experience, but that is individual to you. Lots of
things contribute to our smell, what we eat/drink, bath/wash our clothes
in, lotions/fragrances we apply, and hydration among other things. Yes,
the amount of water you drink alone contributes to your smell by assisting
or debilitating the elimination of toxins and waste from your body. You
should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of good quality (not
bottled) water daily, will help maintain that youthful appearance. In
addition, particularly regarding your inquiry, I want to suggest a product
I've been using for two years now and it has been a lifesaver! Its called
Waterworks, is a douching system using only water. Google it, I'm sure
you'll find it as helpful as I did. This is an essential part of our
hygiene we were never properly schooled on. So, again, thank you and all
the women who responded so supportively and with love. By the way, I just
started using the Diva Cup and so far so good! Oh, and came across another
great product for women... how many of ya'll are hip to the pStyle? Look
it up, another must have for us women! Happy and Abundant 2014!
LarniPhoenix: What music are you playing ?
Caitlin Youngblood: Thank you for sharing.
FYI, bacterial vaginosis can and should be treated, and CAN be passed
through sexual contact to your partner.
Miss Rich: Thanks for sharing your story! I really hate tampons & pads so I tried
birth control which makes my body feel heavy like it needed to release
more... I wanted to try the Diva Cup but I cant go around feeling like I
smell like a sewer... Thanks!
ramonathebrave: Have you all considered the "Soft cup"... It's a menstrual cup that
collects flow but its disposable, so you toss it out... I an waiting for my
free samples of them to arrive in the mail.... But it might be an option
for some of you other women out there looking for a better alternative to
xStephism: You may not like the smell of apple cider vinegar, but deluding it and
pouring it on the vagina will help clean you not to mention it's
multipurpose, you can use it to wash your hands, body, fruits, any surface.
It'll help will smell and bacteria, not to mention clean the cup.
Angelina Joy: Have you boiled it to clean it? Similar experience but not bad at all
(yet). I'm only 4 months in and plan to boil to sanitize it better.. I was
soaking it in HOT water with female cleansing soap and that helped some!
May need to look around for more info on boiling it for a few minutes!
Amada De Jehovah: BV happens to every girl alive. if you havent get it, it will happen to
you. is nothing wrong to talk about this in public so other females know
what could happen if you use this products. People are not thinking outside
the box when buying stuff for your vagina....... BV can even happen to
young girls who havent had sex. so please talk to your DR. about it before
criticizing other peoples stories.
nickyb2u: I had a a cup similar to your's i used with no problem till & changed soaps
& after it was a year old it felt like i needed to sterilize it by boiling
it half way through my cycle. & became lazy & switched to softcup
disposable. I have been thinking of going back to the reusable because now
there is a steam sterilize you can buy & use instead of a pot of boiling
water & cheap cups are available on ebay as low as $10
Reina Paloma: 12 week old collard greens lmao
Ruth Sarfo: Lol! You know you country when you compare a smell to collard greens! lol I
love it though. I was thinking about switching to this product because I
defintely thought it would be more convenient and money saving but I have
my concerns especially with bacteria vaginosis. Thank you for your review
and I guess I'll be sticking with my "waste to be stuck on [me] all the
time" aka pads LOL!
FruityChris C: I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. I have been using mine for
over a year and haven't had any problems with it I love it. The issues that
your having you maybe want to try using a pH balanced wash and lotion for
your girl parts it can help to balance out bacteria and reduce itching and
odor. You can get those at any drug store in the female section.
Diane Mboyo: Mine is a moon cup and I just love it! never had any problem.
Your vodeo is very great! thanks for all the info
Mika M: thanks for sharing.
Wada Ayaka: that cup is small
Jamie Douville: U dnt have to change ur tampon EVERYTIME u use the bathroom.
libby Charles: Thank you for being so brave and putting this video up. I'm considering
buying one but at least now I feel I'm buying it with an jo formed opinion.
Otium Serenitatem: Great video. I have been thinking about getting a cup, and have seen
several types. I think I will go with the natural rubber. What has me most
concerned is learning that the tampons and pads are now made with GMO
cotton that has pesticides in them! The left over plants killed the cows
in India that ate them! This stuff is NOT safe.