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The DivaCup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual cup that is worn internally and sits low in the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing menstrual flow. Menstrual cups have existed since the 1930, yet its breakthrough into the menstrual hygiene industry is much more recent.
Many people feel uneasy about changing their menstrual care routine. Years of dealing with the sights and odors of disposable tampons and pads cause the familiar reaction: “ick!”. The DivaCup empowers you to connect with your body and menstrual cycles like never before. Perfect for all activities (hiking, cycling, camping, swimming, paddle sports), its easy care and use make for a better period experience. Wear The DivaCup for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry.
- Material: 100% Silicone
- Weight: 0.5oz (Model 1), 0.6oz (Model 2)
- 12-hour leak-free protection!
- Made from the highest quality healthcare grade silicone to assure comfort and durability.
- Does not contain any of the following: latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, acrylate, BPA, phthalate, elastomer, polyethylene, and free of colors and dyes.
- Reusable and eco-friendly – no waste, no chemicals.
- Features extra grip ridges for easier removal.
- Cleared for marketing by the US FDA, Australian TGA, COFEPRIS and the first reusable menstrual cup approved for sale in Canada by Health Canada.
- Diva International Inc. was the first ISO 13485:2003 certified menstrual cup manufacturer and head office.
- First menstrual cup to receive MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program) certification.
Choosing Your Size
The DivaCup is available in two sizes, Model 1 and Model 2. Your cup size is stamped on the inside rim of the cup. There is a small difference between the two sizes (Model 1 is 1/8" (~0.3 cm) smaller), but it is important to use the recommended sizing to prevent leakage.
Recommended for those under the age of 30 who have never delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.
Recommended for those age 30 and over and/or who have delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.
There is not a big difference between the two sizes (Model 1 is 1/8" (~0.3 cm) smaller), but it is important to use the recommended sizing to prevent leakage. We recommend Model 2 if you are 30 years old or older even if you have not had vaginal childbirth or a c-section because as we age, our hips naturally widen and the vaginal muscles lose elasticity. Because the vaginal muscles hold The DivaCup in place, it is important to use Model 2 if you are over 30, even if you have not had children.
Please note: if you find tampons and routine pelvic/vaginal exams to be uncomfortable, it may be best to first consult with your health care provider as the Model 1 cup may be right for you. Our model sizes are recommended, but since people come in all shapes and sizes, it is difficult to determine the vaginal size.
Menstrual cups have a significant learning curve. While the DivaCup is a great lightweight minimal-waste solution for managing your period in the outdoors, you will need to get used to it before you take it on your adventure. Read a review from a woman who has been hiking with DivaCups for five years before deciding if it's right for you.
Depending on the type of camping trip you are on, your method for cleaning your DivaCup will vary. Remember that when you don’t have access to a bathroom, The DivaCup can be wiped out with tissue and washed and rinsed at the next convenient time. Always be sure to wash your hands before inserting or removing The DivaCup.
According to the guidelines of Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, when camping in the backcountry and with no access to proper disposal facilities, please use standard “cathole” practices. Also, observe the practice of containing your flow in a sealed plastic bag and hang it in a “bear bag” with other trash away from other animals.
Cathole: Catholes should be dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp, trails, and drainages. Bring a trowel to dig the hole, and disguise it well after use.
Bear Bag: In bear country, hang “smellables” from tree limbs 12 feet off the ground, 6 feet from the tree’s trunk, and 6 feet below the supporting limb, or store it in specially designed bear-resistant canisters or on-site lockers.
For further information, please consult the Diva International FAQ.