01. 26. 2006
The Diva Cup
Is this the ultimate in feminine protection? You decide. The Diva Cup introduces an alternative to the two choices women currently have during "that time of the month." Made out of latex-free, soft medical-grade silicone, the Diva Cup does what it suggests it does, requiring emptying every twelve hours on average, providing surprisingly good protection from leaks. Apparently the idea has been around since the 1930s, but this modernized version is FDA approved, reusable, and 100% hypoallergenic. Snicker as much as you like, but the Diva Cup makers put forth a pretty good point regarding the possible adverse health effects of chlorine-bleached feminine hygiene products and the large environmental waste generated by disposable sanitary pads and tampons. Though I'm not sure I'll get around to trying it anytime soon, the testimonials on the website seem to be intriguing enough.