***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congrats to the winners: Heather and Shannon! They’ve been notified and should be receiving their DivaCup in no time. If you didn’t win, I urge you to do a little more digging and pick yourself up a DivaCup if it sounds good to you. It’s totally period-changing. 🙂 Thank you for EVERYONE who entered. Looking forward to the next crunchy giveaway! ***
It all started a few months ago with the discussion in the Crunchy Community, that lovely Lula Lola titled “Tampon Talk (Sexy, right?).
It all started two years ago when my sister said, “You should really try the DivaCup,” and I said, “Huh. Weird.” And every month, I’d think about it, but then I’d look at the price of a DivaCup ($30) compared to a the price of a box of tampons ($7), and I’d say, “Next month. I’ll get one next month when we have more money.”
Clearly, I am not very good at understanding substantial long-term savings, because you don’t throw the DivaCup away. Not for years.
And then the conversation happened in the Community, and I couldn’t wait to try it. I couldn’t wait another month. (So I asked DivaCup if they’d like a review, and the sales representative said, “Sure! And how about a giveaway if you love it?” And I said, “Sure! And how about you’re awesome!”)
So here, today, we have a giveaway for 2 (TWO) DivaCups to two lucky ladies (hopefully ladies) … that is, one DivaCup per winner.
Let’s take a look at what the DivaCup is, first:
Why You Want to Go Crunchy With a DivaCup
So this is a DivaCup. You use it in lieu of tampons.
You don’t throw it away. You reuse it. This means it’s exponentially more environmentally friendly than tampons.
At this point, I’m going to defer to some DivaCup text, because honestly people, sometimes I can be a little awkward and inappropriate, and you probably don’t want to read that right now.
From the DivaCup 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 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.
From my experience, this is all so completely true.
I was amazed at how non-weird this really was. Don’t get me wrong. For the first day, I was kind of taken aback by actually seeing what had been really going on down there all these years.
But it took me a day to get used to it. And one period to fall in love with it.
With the DivaCup:
- The length of period has decreased by about a day (which may not be biological, but as a result of not using “stuffing”)
- My cramps have eased exponentially
- I feel more in touch with my body … and not in a weird hippy-dippy way; just, like I understand things a little more
- I am relieved that I no longer walk past the tampon aisle and think, “Hmmm … do I need any of these?”
- The bathroom trashcan sits oddly clean and empty for weeks at a time
That’s really just a small sampling of how things’ve changed since the DivaCup came into my life. Now, those are just my experiences, and you may not have the same results. But you’ll never know until you try.
Lest you think it’s just me here, though, take some time and read the epic Tampon Talk (Sexy, right?) thread. You’ll see how it changed SO many women’s perception about their periods and saved them money (and you’ll also see my sister gripe at me).
No doubt, if you think you want to try the DivaCup, you’ll have a few questions. Read through the DivaCup website’s FAQ. It’s full of accurate, no-nonsense information. And you’ll be really happy with the answers you get there.
Also, if you want to order your own DivaCup, be sure to use their store finder tool or “Buy Now” websites listed on the site. Not only are there people selling sketchy knock-offs on Amazon and other places, but Lula Lola even mentioned in the community that she’d seen people selling used ones.
While you can disinfect the holy moly out of them, I wouldn’t ever take chances on buying one used. (Plus … ew.)
Win Your Very Own DivaCup!
Before I tell you how to do this, I want to beg and plead all you current DivaCup users to do three things:
- Refrain from entering unless you really need a new one, so that a newbie can have a chance to try one
- Leave a comment here telling all the newbies just how much you’ve loved your DivaCup and offer support if you see someone who’s confused
- Send a friend who hasn’t used the DivaCup over here to enter, so you can help her make the switch to DivaCup
If we can’t all be in it together with our periods, then we shouldn’t be allowed to have periods.
(You know what I mean. We’re all sisters here.)
Again, here is what you’re entering to win:
We’re going to give away TWO DivaCups – to two lucky winners (that is, one DivaCup each). The winners get to pick the size they need. This drawing is open to anyone located in the United States and Canada, age 18 and older. (Sorry crunchy teens; I know you probably really want one of these, but we have to follow the rules.)
The drawing ends on Thursday, July 14th, at 10:00 p.m. MST. After that, I will randomly choose two winners to receive the DivaCup. I’ll be writing the names down and drawing them from a hat, so that you guys can discuss in the comments, and it won’t mess up comment numbers (which is usually how the drawings are done).
But you MUST follow the entry rule below.
You can only enter once. Please.
HERE IS HOW YOU ENTER:
Leave a comment that STARTS OUT WITH #WIN. After you use that hashtag and that word together, just like that (#WIN) you may say anything else you want to say. But if you want to enter the drawing, YOU MUST PUT THE WORD #WIN at the beginning of your comment.
And, not for more entries, but for karma points, you can also:
- Tweet this giveaway
- Add this giveaway to your Facebook
- Follow DivaCup on Twitter
- Like DivaCup on Facebook
Now go! Have a better period!