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Sustainable Feminine Hygiene | Plastic Protest #2

Whether you call it your moon, period, or cycle, all of us women have this time of the month and we need the necessary items to do so. Women have endless options when walking down the aisle for feminine hygiene, tampons or pads? But wait, what about a menstrual cup?

Menstrual cups are becoming widely popular among young women who are looking for an alternative. And I have heard so many comforting things about the Diva Cup that finally made me want to try it out for myself.

Before I considered the Diva Cup, I would use tampons and pads, and I honestly couldn’t tell you how many of those suckers I threw away. So, I decided to look up statistics of average feminine hygiene and the numbers made me feel uncomfortable.

The average American woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in her life.

That’s 11,000 products that could avoid the landfill, just by making different choices as an individual. Well I have an alternative– a menstrual cup. That is the biggest reason I chose to switch to the Diva Cup,it’s reusable and significantly less wasteful (almost zero waste). Not only is it ethical, it WILL save you tons of money in the long run too!

I finally picked up a Diva Cup and even saved $7 with the Ibotta app. The retail price was around $30, bringing it down to $23! Keep in mind that this is a one-time purchase and the price is about the equivalent to only 3 tampon boxes.

My Honest Review of the Diva Cup

After my first time using it, I can say I’m never going back! No wonder people mention Diva Cup’s cult-like following because it’s the best alternative in my opinion. I’ve got to mention that before using it, I was a little nervous that it would feel uncomfortable. And although you can feel it’s there (somewhat) it’s actually impressed me with its comfort-ability. The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to get it out the easiest and non-invasive way.

Overall, I give the Diva Cup 9/10 for its sustainability and cost effectiveness. I highly, highly recommend this to any friends out there who want a rewarding alternative!

I decided not to post my own photo of the Diva Cup, but you can see exactly what it looks like down below.

See you next week for the third week of the plastic protest!

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