When it comes to working out, health, hair and skin there is many things women are concerned with that are very different from men. Some of these things men don't want to hear anything about! So it's labeled for Ladies Only!
My cousin Ayisha put me onto the Diva Cup. It's a handy little device that you use in place of tampons and pads when you are on that time of the month. The biggest reason it appealed to me was because working out, sweat and a pad make a nasty combination.
Personally, my skin is particularly sensitive and prone to breaking out especially in the summer when I was riding my bike all over town, sweating and working out. Matters were only made worst if I had to wear a pad. Of course, tampons were an option, but being the health nut and perhaps light weight hypochondriac that I am, I've always tried to use tampons as little as possible (you know, to avoid TSS).
It was also immediately apparent to me that the reusable Diva Cup is eco-friendly. Pads and tampons fill up our landfills just like diapers! To put this into perspective check this out: http://divacup.com/community/eco-divas/. Another perk for me is that I never have to worry about running out of pads and having to run to the drug store at the last minute. Lastly, I can honestly say it has truly changed my period experience. It is no longer that messy, inconvenient 3 to 5 days. The Diva Cup is a small silicone cup that is inserted into your vagina to collect your menstrual flow. Using the Diva Cup makes allows my period to come and go like it never happened at all! Try it out and you'll understand why!
Here are some other perks to the Diva Cup (straight from the Diva Cup website: www.divacup.com):
Need some more reasons why the Diva Cup is better than tampons?:
- It doesn't contain any of the harmful chemicals (including carcinogens) that are found in tampons and pads
- It's a whole lot more cost effective than buying the natural, chemical free pads and tampons
- It's cheaper than regularly buying chemical laden pads and tampons
- You can leave it in for 12 hours!
Some more food for thought on the benefits of the Diva Cup:
You can purchase the Diva Cup at Amazon and Whole foods for between $30-$38 and it can last up to a year! You can also go to www.divacup.com to find additional places to purchase the Diva Cup both on and offline.