Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hobo Mama Giveaway: The DivaCup reusable menstrual cup $39.99 {2.28; US/Can}

This giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winner announcement. Thank you all so much for entering!



This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.
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GREEN YOUR PERIOD special event: We are featuring a series of reusable menstrual products for review and giveaway. Go green, no matter what time of the month!

DivaCup menstrual cup and bag lying down


DivaCup is offering my readers a giveaway of The DivaCup reusable menstrual cup in the winner's choice of size! The DivaCup is an innovative, eco-friendly solution to your period.

I wrote a version of this review for my site Hobo Mama, and DivaCup wrote and offered to sponsor a giveaway. So I bought and liked the DivaCup all on my own, and now I'm thrilled to be passing one on to one of you!

I switched to The DivaCup in late 2009 or so (when I was not pregnant!), when I wanted a more eco-friendly way to catch my menstrual flow. I had been most recently using a disposable cup with disposable pads/pantiliners as backup, but I wanted to make a transition to more sustainable methods. If you're used to pads and tampons, you might especially enjoy the switch, because I find The DivaCup a lot less messy than the other methods.

Tampons and pads work through absorbing the blood flow. Collection cups like The DivaCup work by catching the blood flow, which you then empty in the toilet or a sink.

Why use a DivaCup?


(Note to the squeamish: Abandon ship now, because I'm going to keep talking frankly about menstrual flow and lady parts!)

DivaCup menstrual cup and bag standing upThere are a few versions of menstrual cups available now, although they're not as well known as pads and tampons. Many years ago, I found that I greatly preferred the cup method over pads (which gooped me up) or tampons (which dried me out). The DivaCup fits snugly inside your vagina and catches nearly 100% of the blood flow if inserted correctly (a pantiliner is generally sufficient to catch any inadvertent spotting).

However, The DivaCup does not catch your natural vaginal moisture — and this is a very good thing! There's no messiness of blood, but your usual moistness stays at its accustomed level. I always found, with tampons, that first of all, it was hard for me to find the appropriate absorbency that didn't wick blood down the string, and secondly, toward the end of my period, inserting and withdrawing tampons got downright ouchy as they sucked everything dry.

Another HUGE plus to The DivaCup is that you can get away with emptying it up to once every 12 hours, depending on flow. I empty mine morning and night, and that's that. Even at my heaviest flow, I haven't breached it yet. This will vary depending on your own flow levels, of course, but you're safe waiting that long in between emptying, and you'll likely need to change your cup far less often than you would a tampon or pad.

The DivaCup also doesn't smell funky the way that pads can after several hours. My understanding is that the blood smells only once it's exposed to air and oxidizes, so there's nothing to sniff at.

As with tampons, The DivaCup allows you freedom and flexibility to do your regular non-period routines, such as exercise and swimming, without worrying about bulky pads showing through your leotard (hey, it's happened to me!) or needing to hold up your dad and brothers on a trip to the beach by trying to improvise an emergency solution out of toilet paper (hey, it's happened to me!).

And the primary reason I switched to The DivaCup was how much more environmentally sustainable The DivaCup is than disposable menstrual products.

How does it work?

The DivaCup suctions against the sides of the vaginal canal. You have to flatten it quite a bit to insert it, and then it expands internally to catch any blood that flows down from the cervix.

The DivaCup comes in two sizes: one (smaller) size, Model 1, for women who have not given birth (vaginally or by cesarean section) or younger users, and one (larger) size, Model 2, for post-childbirth (vaginally or by cesarean section) or women over 30. You can choose the model that's best for you. I ordered the larger size (since I fit both those criteria), and it fits right. People of all ages and sizes should be able to use The DivaCup, and it sits low in the vagina so is appropriate even for younger users.

The loveliness of The DivaCup in list form:

  • You can go up to 12 hours between emptyings.
  • You will experience a reduction in the goopiness and stinkiness of blood flow, thereby making your period potentially much more enjoyable.
  • You will experience no wicking of moisture as with tampons but will continue to feel comfortably moist internally.
  • You will have the ability to participate freely in activities like swimming and exercise.
  • Despite the upfront cost, you'll save a lot of money in the long run versus the cost of disposable products.
  • This is because The DivaCup is reusable into the long term, which also makes it a very sustainable option. Technically, The DivaCup is suggested to be disposed of after a year. However, with proper care, most women use theirs for several years without a hitch. The pictures in this post are of my own DivaCup after about a year of use, and you can see it still looks great.
  • The Diva Cup is light years ahead of disposable pads and tampons in terms of sustainability and health. Disposable products contain or produce ingredients that can be harmful to the earth and your body such as plastics, adhesives, bleach, and dioxin. In contrast, The DivaCup's silicone is BPA-free, phthalate-free, plastic-free, latex-free, safe for extended use, and unlikely to cause allergic reactions. The DivaCup uses minimal packaging, and its materials and accessories are not tested on animals.
  • It's easy to dislodge for emptying. I found that if I first break the suction seal and then bear down like I'm pooping or birthing a baby cup (aw!), it comes right out.
  • The DivaCup is easy to empty and reinsert. You can dump most of the blood into the toilet, or down a conveniently situated tub or sink. If you can, you'll want to rinse it out with plain water before reinserting. If that's not possible (say, you're in a public restroom or hiking in the wilderness), you can make do, perhaps first wiping it out with some clean toilet paper.
  • toddler playing with Diva Cup bag
  • The DivaCup is a convenient menstrual option for traveling. It cuts way down on the amount of supplies you need for a trip that coincides with your period, and it even comes in a cute little drawstring bag that my son lurves (see picture).
  • It's easy to care for. In between insertions, simply rinse with water. In between cycles, you simply boil it in plain tap water for five to ten minutes. Nothing fancy needed! There's a special DivaWash to use in place of soap, but I've made do with water alone. You're not supposed to use anything at all that might damage the material, such as harsh soaps, bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil, putting it in the dishwasher, etc.
  • The DivaCup has markings along the side so you can measure your menstrual flow. I've personally never used this feature, but it could definitely be useful in certain medical situations (or just for the curious).
  • I love the history of The DivaCup as well: Francine and Carinne Chambers, a mother-daughter team, noted the lack of a reliable, safe, and widely available menstrual cup option, and rose to fill the need!

Are there any downsides?

  • Since The DivaCup comes in two sizes, there is some risk in shelling out money for an item you can't exactly "try on" and then return if it doesn't fit. However, there is not a huge variation between the two models, so just read the descriptions carefully and make sure you pick the one that sounds right for you.
  • There is a learning curve to wearing The DivaCup. I found that quite a lot of fiddling was necessary at first to make The DivaCup comfortable when inserted. Fortunately, there are many resources to help you figure things out. First of all, The DivaCup comes with illustrated instructions, and then I went online for alternate folding techniques with pictures, read on message boards about tips and tricks, learned to trim down the stem, and just generally played around until it felt right. Once you figure it all out, you'll be glad you did!
  • It's possible to have a little leakage around the sides of the cup if you don't insert it until after your heavy flow begins. If you keep track of when to expect your period, you can prevent this by inserting it beforehand, or just wear a pantiliner or red underpants!
  • You're supposed to remove it if you want to have vaginal (penetrative) intercourse. Sigh. One commenter told me she does not remove hers, and I was intrigued so I gave it a try, but I found it pretty uncomfortable, even when I pushed it up as high as I could. This might be a matter of personal preference, but DivaCup.com doesn't recommend it.
  • Some people are leery of using The DivaCup along with an IUD, due to a slight risk of dislodging it. DivaCup.com says it shouldn't be a problem as long as you're careful, but this is up to you and your medical care provider.
  • You're not supposed to use anything internal like a cup or tampon during those very heavy flows experienced during the early days of miscarriage or immediately postpartum — as your body heals and to reduce the chance of infection. You'll need a set of backup pads for those times, though it may be possible to switch back to The DivaCup with your healthcare provider's OK after it's comfortable for you physically to do so.

All in all, I'm very happy with The DivaCup now that I've got it all figured out and will continue to use it into the future once my cycles rev back up!


BUY IT!

DivaCup menstrual cup in two box sizes Diva CupsYou can purchase The DivaCup in either size online at Lunapads.com, drugstore.com, or Well.ca, or in local stores in the United States and Canada (use this store locator) and internationally. Our local natural foods store stocks The DivaCup in the menstrual section. The listed retail price is $39.99.

WIN IT!


For your own chance to win a DivaCup menstrual cup in your choice of size, enter in the comments below! Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian mailing addresses.

MAIN ENTRY: Visit DivaCup.com and tell me something interesting you've read!

Leave an email address in at least one of your comments if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. (You can write it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} hobomama {dot} com or similar.)

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network, a new site co-founded by Lauren of Hobo Mama & Dionna of Code Name: Mama and intending to bring together those interested in attachment parenting and a natural lifestyle. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do check out and enjoy both sites!


BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all):
    The DivaCup menstrual cup solution logo
  • Tell me why you want a DivaCup!
  • Subscribe to the DivaBlog in a reader or by email.
  • Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama Reviews RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Follow www.HoboMama.com through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Subscribe to Natural Parents Network in a reader or by email.
  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
  • Subscribe to The DivaCup YouTube channel and leave your YouTube username in the comment.
  • Follow @DivaCup on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @NatParNet on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to 5 times total, at least 24 hours apart). You can tweet this text: #Win a @DivaCup reusable menstrual cup in a @Hobo_Mama/@NatParNet #Green Your Period #giveaway! http://bit.ly/eUz21F {2.28, US/Can}
  • Like The DivaCup on Facebook.
  • Like Hobo Mama on Facebook.
  • Like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.
  • Follow Hobo Mama on Networked Blogs on Facebook.
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page or wall and leave the link (1 entry). You can use this status update: Green your period! Enter to win @The DivaCup reusable menstrual cup from @Hobo Mama. Contest ends February 28 and is open to US & Canada.
    Be sure to attach the contest URL to your update! http://www.hobomamareviews.com/2011/02/giveaway-divacup-reusable-menstrual-cup.html
  • Enter another of my current giveaways or the giveaways on Natural Parents Network (1 extra entry per giveaway — check back for more, because they are coming soon!).
  • Put my Hobo Mama button on your website or add http://www.HoboMama.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the button is in the sidebar. Leave your site URL in the comment.
  • Put the Natural Parents Network badge on your website or add http://NaturalParentsNetwork.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the badge is on the front page of NaturalParentsNetwork.com. Leave your site URL in the comment.

RULES:
  • Contest open to US & Canada.
  • Contestants may enter at either Hobo Mama Reviews or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don't have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach a winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes February 28 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Disclosure: I did not receive any product or compensation.
I try to seek out only products I think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If I don't like a product, I won't be recommending it to you.
That's how I roll. See my full disclosure policy here.

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ikkinlala said...

I learned that the Diva Cup is the only menstrual cup allowed for sale in Canada.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

ikkinlala said...

I want a Diva Cup because it would be convenient to need to deal with it less often.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anonymous said...

This concept is over 75 years old
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Anonymous said...

I want the diva cup because it would help me to save money
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Anonymous said...

email subscriber
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Anonymous said...

Hobo Mama email subscriber
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Anonymous said...

Natural Parents Network email subscriber
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cat13 said...

The website says you should replace it yearly, but I used mine for over Six years with no problems.

cat13 said...

I'd love to win this because I'm now preggo and over 30, so I guess it's time to update to size 2.

cat13 said...

I subscribe to Hobo Mama Reviews in google reader.

cat13 said...

I subscribe to Hobo Mama in google reader

cat13 said...

I subscribe ti NPN in google reader

Momma Jorje said...

I have wanted to try the DivaCup for quite a while, especially since I finally conquered tampons (couldn't seem to use them until I was in my 30s).

I was most impressed with the company linking to other feminine hygiene products that are a better solution for some and even trying to raise money for the dispersion of products to those that need them.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 1:

I want a Diva Cup because it makes sense! I cringe when I think of how many feminine hygiene products are being used (and disposed of) every day around the world. The Diva Cup is such a brilliant solution!

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 2:

I have "liked" The DivaCup on FB.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 3:

I now follow HoboMamaReviews.com through Blogspot which I believe is the same as Google Friend Connect.

Don't know why I hadn't done this sooner!

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 4:

I already like HoboMama on FB, does that count?

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 5:

I already like NPN on FB (and participate!), I see now that this does count. Yay!

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 6:

I Follow Hobo Mama on Networked Blogs on Facebook. :-D

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 7:

I have a HoboMama button on the sidebar of my blog. I believe it was the first button I ever put on my blog!

This is Entry #1 of 2 for this.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 8:

I have a HoboMama button on the sidebar of my blog. I believe it was the first button I ever put on my blog!

This is Entry #2 of 2 for this.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 9:

I have the Natural Parents Network badge on the sidebar of my blog. I've had it since before it was made available on the NPN site! :-D

This is Entry #1 of 2 for this.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 10:

I have the Natural Parents Network badge on the sidebar of my blog. I've had it since before it was made available on the NPN site! :-D

This is Entry #2 of 2 for this.

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 11:

I left a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network.

(There's 1... you can bet I'll comment on 2 more, it is always easy to get me to comment on that site!)

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 12:

I left another relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network.

BTW, the giveaway ends on the day after my birthday, wouldn't this be a great present!

Momma Jorje said...

Bonus 13:

I left a 3rd relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network.

Casey said...

I thought it was really interesting that menstrual cups have been around since the 1930's. How is it that I'm just seeing them become even close to almost mainstream now?!!??!?

SHANNON O said...

it was created in the 1930's

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SHANNON O said...

I would like to try a diva cup because tampons dry me out and I hate wearing pads

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SHANNON O said...

I am an e-mail subscriber of hobo mama reviews
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Amy @ Anktangle said...

I learned that the menstrual cup has been around since the 1930s. I had no idea it'd been around that long!

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I want a Diva Cup because I've just resumed my cycles after the firth of my son, and I already use cloth pads and panty liners. It's high time I try out the Diva Cup!

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I subscribe to Hobo Mama Reviews RSS in Google Reader.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I subscribe to Hobomama RSS through Google Reader.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I subscribe to NPN through Google Reader

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter. @anktangle

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I follow @NatParNet on Twitter. @anktangle

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I follow @DivaCup on Twitter. @anktangle

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I like The DivaCup on Facebook.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

HoboMama.com is in my text blogroll (1) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

HoboMama.com is in my text blogroll (2) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

NaturalParentsNetwork.com is in my text blogroll (1) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

NaturalParentsNetwork.com is in my text blogroll (2) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I have the NPN badge on my site (1) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I have the NPN badge on my site (2) http://anktangle.com/

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/anktangle/status/34762425748307968

TopHat said...

I liked that they were honest in saying that the menstrual cup isn't going to work for all women- so often companies want to present themselves as THE solution to your problems and their honesty was nice.

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TopHat said...

I want a Diva Cup because I know I'm going to have a lot of periods in my future and I'd like to not have to go through a lot of products for them all.

hrfarley at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

I follow you giveaway blog. :)

hrfarley at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

And your main HoboMama blog. :

hrfarley at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

And subscribe to NPN.

hrfarley at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

I follow you on Twitter (TopHat8855)

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TopHat said...

as well as NPN on Twiiter (TopHat8855)

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TopHat said...

And I like you on FB.

hrfarley at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

And NPN, too.

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suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i learned that dioxin, a known carcinogen, is a by-product of the bleaching process of tampons. eek!

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i am in the market for a DC. in the almost four years i went w/o a period, we've green so many areas of our lives, and all the waster involved in wrapping things up is astounding to me now--even after switching to applicator-less tampons.

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i subscribe to NPN in a reader

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i'm a NPN facebook fan

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i follow you on twitter @shoutlaughlove

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i follow NPN on twitter @shoutlaughlove

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i have the npn badge on my page
http://www.somuchshoutingsomuchlaughter.com/p/community-cause.html

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

#2 i have the npn badge on my page
http://www.somuchshoutingsomuchlaughter.com/p/community-cause.html

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

i follow this blog w/ gfc

Barefooted Mama said...

that you switch to the # 2 size even if you've had a c/s.

Barefooted Mama said...

follow hobo mama on twitter a BarefootedFam

Barefooted Mama said...

i need a #2 cup! i loved my size 1 as a girl can only love a menstrual cup but now i need the next size :)

Jessica said...

learned that the Diva Cup is the only menstrual cup allowed for sale in Canada.
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Jessica said...

want a Diva Cup because it would be convenient
jessicatang90 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

DivaCup RSS subscriber on google reader - jessica
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Jessica said...

followed hobo mama review on gfc - jessica
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Jessica said...

hobo mama review RSS subscriber on google reader - jessica
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Jessica said...

hobo mama gfc follower - jessica
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Jessica said...

hobo mama rss subscriber on google reader - jessica
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Jessica said...

natural parents network reader subscriber on google reader - jessica
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Jessica said...

divacup fb fan
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Jessica said...

hobo mama fb fan
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Jessica said...

natural parents network fb fan
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Jessica said...

followed hobo mama on networked blogs
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Jessica said...

hobo mama review email subscriber
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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

divacup youtube channel subscriber
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Jessica said...

followed divacup on twitter
@hongdoufantuan
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Jessica said...

followed hobo mama on twitter
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Jessica said...

followed NatParNet on twitter
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Jessica said...

tweet
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Lauren said...

I want a diva cup because I am on my cycle right now and I just realized I only have one pad left and I am so over this!

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Lauren said...

followed natparnet on twitter

Lauren said...

followed divacup on twitter

my twitter name is DHJmommy

Lauren said...

I subscribed to Hobo Mama reviews

Amy @ Anktangle said...

Dangit, I meant birth* of my son...please correct my typo if I win. =P

Anonymous said...

I learned that menstrual cups were developed in the 1930’s...I'm very surprised about this because I thought these were a pretty new idea.
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Anonymous said...

I want a diva cup because they would save me money on tampons and pads!
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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your feed.
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I follow divacup on twitter (bec289)
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I follow Hobo Mama on twitter! (bec289)
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I follow NatParNet on twitter (bec289)
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Anonymous said...

I like divacup on fb.
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I like Hobo Mama on fb.
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I like Natural Parents Network on fb.
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Claudia said...

I learned that, The DivaCup Team has over 38 years of combined experience in natural feminine hygiene alternatives
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Claudia said...

I would love to try the diva cup, because I want to find a better way to be green, and save money
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Claudia said...

I Follow you on Google Friend Connect
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I Subscribed to the DivaBlog via google reader
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Claudia said...

I follow hobomama via GFC
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Claudia said...

I Subscribe to Natural Parents Network via google reader
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Claudia said...

I Follow @DivaCup on Twitter
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I Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter
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Claudia said...

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Amy @ Anktangle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/anktangle/status/35219494037094400

eclairre said...

I learned that you replace it yearly

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I really want a Diva Cup because after over 2 years TTC I am not willing to use yucky chemical pads and tampons anymore!
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Arpita And Jonathan said...

Very cool from the Diva Site, I had no idea it's the only cup allowed in Canada by Health Canada. That definitely makes me want it more! Arpita {at} UpDownAndNAtural {dot} com

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I follow Hobo Mama Reviews Publicly on Google Friend Connect!

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I follow Hobo Mama on Google Friend Connect!

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I sub to NPN in google Reader!

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I follow Diva Cup on Twitter!

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I follow Hobo Mama on Twitter. (@UpDownNatural)

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I follow NatParNet on Twitter! (@UpDownNatural)

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I tweet, therefore I am! ;) I Tweeted about this giveaway

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I Like The DivaCup on Facebook. A Monahan

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I Like Hobo Mama on Facebook A Monahan

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I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook. A Monahan

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I posted this Giveaway on my Page on Facebook - Up, Down & Natural - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Up-Down-Natural/116006665133343

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I have the Hobo Mama button on my blog ... www.UpDownandNatural.com

Arpita And Jonathan said...

I have the Natural Parents Network badge on www.UpDownAndNatural.com!

If I win, I'd want size 1. I've used one for a while, and finally got the hang of it my last cycle. Would love a backup! :) Thanks!

Star A. said...

I want a Diva Cup because I have been using tampons for 16 years and am fed up with having to buy 3 different sizes and having problems with leaking and painful removal.

Thanks,
~Star~

Brideofkonnik@hotmail.com

kmogilevski said...

Visited the website, learned this concept is over 75 years old
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kmogilevski said...

I want to win this because I recently learned about the harmful chemicals in tampons and pads.
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kmogilevski said...

Subscribe to DivaBlog with Google Reader (kmogilevski)
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COmmented on Worlds Wed: Responding with Sensitivity post (katie m)
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Commented on Featured Blogger: Melissa K post (katie m)
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Commented on Approaches to Natural Learning post (katie m)
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Subscribe to DivaCup YouTube channel (kmogilevski)
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Follow DivaCup on Twitter (kmogilevski)
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Tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/kmogilevski/status/35485489771446272)
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Like DivaCup on Facebook (katie schneider)
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kmogilevski said...

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Star A. said...

I didn't know that Diva cup was created by a Mother/Daughter team. Very cool!
~Star~
Brideofkonnik@hotmail.com

emjaybee said...

Oh my yes, I would love to get one! Really want to go green in every way I can and tampons aren't getting any cheaper!

@emjb on Twitter
emjaybee@grabapple.net otherwise!

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway again: http://twitter.com/#!/anktangle/status/35837951720038400

Anonymous said...

Interested in Diva cup, sounds do-able

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Momma Jorje said...

Bonus Entry:

I entered the NPN: Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion $18 {3.3, US/Can} Giveaway (a lot!).

LauraM said...

I learned that the newer, softer silicone version of the Diva Cup was put on the market in 2003...
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LauraM said...

I want a Diva Cup because apparently, it's high time I replaced my clunky old (not-so-soft and comfortable) latex rubber one!

LauraM said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook

LauraM said...

I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook as well!

Erin said...

It's interesting that menstrual cups have been around for decades. I had no idea!

Erin said...

I want to win this because it sounds so convenient and easy!

Crystal said...

I think it's interesting that you don't have to worry about TSS! And it's eco-friendly!
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Amy @ Anktangle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (I think this is #4): http://twitter.com/#!/anktangle/status/36524916127825920

Star A. said...

I also entered the Lunapads giveaway. I figured I'd green up my period all the way!
Thanks
~Star~
Brideofkonnik@hotmail.com

Ichigo said...

I read about vitamin angels. Ichigooverflow at gmail dot com.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway for the last time! =P http://twitter.com/#!/anktangle/status/37006009088229376

Amylynn said...

I learned that menstrual cups were first developed in the 1930's
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Amy @ Anktangle said...

I entered the Lunapads giveaway at NPN.

Amylynn said...

I want to win this because I would love to switch from tampons
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Amylynn said...

I am an email subscriber
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Amylynn said...

I follow with GFC
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Amylynn said...

I am an email subscriber of Natural Parent
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Amylynn said...

I'm a FB fan of Hobo Mama
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I am a FB fan of Natural Parent
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The Mascarenas Family said...

I learned that the Diva Cup has been around since the 1930s..who knew?! =)

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I've been wanting a Diva Cup for a while now--My family has been striving to have minimal waste in our house.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I have subscribed to the DivaBlog in a reader.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow hobomamareviews.com through RSS feed.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow hobo mama reviews via email

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow hobomamareviews.com through Google Friend Connect.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I subscribed to Natural Parents Network via reader.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I commented on a post on the Natural Parent Network.

http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/approaches-to-natural-learning-montessori-reggio-emilia-and-waldorf/#comment-3902

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I subscribed to the DivaCup YouTube Channel. username: jenlil11

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow DivaCup on Twitter.
Twitter Username: jenlil11

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow Hobo Mama on Twitter.
Twitter Username: jenlil11

lili (dot) jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mascarenas Family said...

I follow Natural Parents Network on twitter.
Twitter username: jenlil11

lili (dot) jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mascarenas Family said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Twitter username: jenlil11

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I liked The Divacup on Facebook.

lili (dot) jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mascarenas Family said...

I like Hobo Mama on Facebook.

lili (dot) jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mascarenas Family said...

I like Natural Parents network on FB.

lili (dot) jenna (at) gmail (dot) com

The Mascarenas Family said...

I followed Hobo mama on Networked blogs on FB.

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I also entered the LunaPads giveaway! (so excited!!!) =)

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I entered the Respectful parents, respectful kids giveaway. =)

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KellyNaturally said...

I'd like a Diva cup b/c I don't want to spend $30 to see if I'm brave enough to use one.

kelly @ kellynaturally . com

KellyNaturally said...

This should be entry #1, I'm sorry!

Something interesting I read on DivaCup.com was...

That some women experience their period as being "shorter" because they come to think of their period in a different way. I'd say anything that makes that week of the month better is awesome.

KellyNaturally said...

Subscribed in Google Reader to Hobo Mama Reviews (can't believe I hadn't already!!?)

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