Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I guess I'm not a diva...

*** Warning to any male readers - this post is about lady business (aka menstruation).  You may want to skip this one.**

Yes, that's right - it's time for TMI.  Today I'm going to be talking about menstruation.  Normally that's something I wouldn't feel the need to discuss on my blog, so don't worry, this won't be a regular occurrence.  You can actually blame it on my decluttering....

The other day I was cleaning out my bathroom, and I came across the DivaCup that I had purchased quite a while ago.  Purchased, but never, ever used.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the DivaCup, here's some info from their website:
The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. It is inserted in the vagina and sits at the lower base of the vaginal canal. It is worn internally, yet because it is soft and smooth, it cannot be felt nor will it leak when inserted properly.

The DivaCup is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. No need to touch the flow. It is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess!

The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbencies, shapes and styles. It is perfect for all activities – giving women true freedom without the worry, guessing and unreliability that disposable feminine hygiene products pose.

The DivaCup can be worn for up to 12 hours before emptying, washing and reinserting for use for another 12 hours. It can be used for light or moderate flows and is emptied more often to accommodate heavy flows. Perfect for overnight use.

The DivaCup’s expert, proprietary, patent-pending features make it comfortable and assures ease of use and reliability. Perfect for traveling, running, biking, hiking, dancing, camping, swimming, diving, scuba, yoga, extreme sports and more...
I bought it quite a while ago (probably almost a year ago) because I'd heard about it from other people (who really love it) and it sounded like a really great alternative to constantly buying pads and tampons.  Save money, save the earth - great, right?  Except here's the thing - I'm too chicken to try it.  I just can't do it.  I'm really scared that I won't be able to put it in right or it's going to get stuck or lost in there!  It's just been sitting in my bathroom drawer, out of the package but never used.  Every now and then I take a look at it, but I just can't bring myself to try it out.  So that's why I'm writing about it now...

It's time to get rid of this thing.  However, it's not really the kind of thing you sell on Kijiji or donate to goodwill.  And throwing it in the garbage seems like quite a waste, given that it's still brand new.  So I was wondering if there was anyone out there who would want to buy it off me?  Preferably someone local, so I don't have to mail it (unless you want to pay for shipping).  I think they normally retail for about $40, but I paid about $20 for this one (I got it from a deal website) and I also have the "DivaWash" for cleaning it, which I would include with it.  It's a size 2 (click here to see the sizing info).  Like I said - it's out of the package, but it's never been used (I promise, you have my word).  I have no idea how much to ask for it - if there's anyone actually interested, just make me an offer.  If you're interested and don't want to leave a public comment, you can email me at pamcakes14 at hotmail dot com.

Anyone willing to give it a shot?

4 comments:

Andrea said...

My sister swears by these things. I should ask her if she wants to buy it off of you.

As for me, I haven't been sold on the idea enough to even purchase one!

LaughingLady said...

The first time I heard about this idea, I was THOROUGHLY disgusted, but last May, I made the switch and I'll never go back. I wouldn't mind having a back-up one on hand... :)

Pamela said...

Aw man...you are going to stop reading my blog after all the things that I've recommended and haven't worked for you, lol! First the shamrock shake, now the diva cup!

I'm sorry that it wasn't something you could use. I LOVE the diva cup for so many reasons-no leaks, no products to keep stocked, and the cost. I bought sanitary products for the first time in years and could not believe the cost! It did take some getting used to but I was sold by my second cycle and now I don't like using anything else.

Nancy said...

This is very intriguing! I have never heard of that. I don't think I am quite brave enough to try it just yet but I like the concept. No more buying pads or tampons sounds good to me!