The DivaCup™ has been cleared for marketing by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.
It is made from durable medical grade silicone, which is used in many medical applications such as medical tubing, baby bottle nipples, breast pumps, contact lenses and even permanent medical internal body parts such as heart valves and joint replacements. The DivaCup silicone is not the same silicone used in breast implants. Unlike the gel silicone used in breast implants, the silicone used in The DivaCup is in a solid stable form and is 100% hypo-allergenic.
The DivaCup™ is very sanitary, comfortable, reliable and convenient. It holds one full ounce (30 ml). The entire cycle is an average of 3-4 ounces (90-120 ml). The vagina is continually self-cleansing, washing away dead cells and bacteria. Unlike tampons, The DivaCup™ is non-absorbent. Since it simply collects the menstrual flow, it does not disturb the natural moisture level in the vagina. Depending on your flow empty 2-3 times per 24 hour day, wash and reinsert. It can be worn up to 12 hours, even overnight. The DivaCup™ is ideal for all activities including swimming, camping, backpacking, and travelling. It is suitable for all menstruating women of all ages.
Since The DivaCup™ is reusable, it is very economical. As well, you can feel confident that you are doing your part in environmental conservation. Landfill and pollution problems are on the rise and continue to be a worldwide concern. In 1998, 7 billion tampons and 13 billion sanitary pads and their packaging made their way into landfills and sewage systems in the USA alone!
According to consumer research, 60% of women experience leakage every month when using tampons and pads!* With The DivaCup the majority of women feel secure without the hassle of worrying about leakage. Why use the old fashioned methods when there is simply a better way?
Every DivaCup™ order includes a discreet drawstring carry bag, full instructions, and an extra pamphlet to share.
Model 1 (for women under 30 years old who have never had childbirth or c-sections.
Model 1 is 1/4 " (0.6 cm) smaller in diameter than Model 2)
Model 2: for women who have had vaginal childbirth or c-sections; and for women who are over 30 years old and never had childbirth. We recommend Model 2 if you are over 30 years old because as we age, our hips naturally widen and the vaginal muscles lose elasticity. Since it is the vaginal muscles which hold The DivaCup in place, it is important to follow the sizing guidelines.
For more information see http://www.thedivacup.com