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):
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  • 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).
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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!).
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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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Momma Jorje said...

Bonus Entry:

I just entered the GE giveaway! Thanks!

Laura said...

I learned that the menstrual cup was developed in the 1930's.

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Laura said...

I want a diva cup b/c it will save money and is good for the environment. stowfamily3 at gmail dot come

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Vicki S said...

I've learned that the first menstrual cup was developed in the 1930’s and was first made from latex rubber

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Vicki S said...

I want one because it is intriguing and eco-friendly! I also want to stop buy pads

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The Mascarenas Family said...

I tweeted about this giveaway

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Bebemiqui said...

I didn't know that it was a product that first appeared in the 30s. I like that you don't have to think about Toxic Shock Syndrome with it.
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michelle fuller said...

I liked you on facebook. Would love to win this because I'd love to give up buying overnight pads every month.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

I entered the Lunapads giveaway at NPN.

wwrk said...

Menstrual Cup History and Our Story is interesting.
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melsywsou said...

They have received so many awards!

Tiffany said...

I had no idea that menstrual ups have been around since the 30s. I've never even heard of them! I would love to win one.

Mel said...

I learned the cup has been around since the 30s!! who knew!

Mel said...

Bonus 1 - I really want to try it.. I've been eyeing it for some time but haven't got the guts. If i win it, there is no excuse...

Missy said...

menstrual cups were first developed in the 1930's - crazy!

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Missy said...

i want a diva cup because i hate pads and tampons! i'd also like a greener option. i've been wanting one since i read your first review, but was pregnant (and now breastfeeding). so i'd love to win one for when my period returns (which hopefully wont be for a year or so, but you never know!)

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leanne_mac said...

I learned that you need to replace it yearly
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leanne_mac said...

I would love to try the Diva. I have been wanting one for a while bc my sister uses it and loves it
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sweetpea18 said...

i read that more than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999. ewwww....
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sweetpea18 said...

i would love a diva cup! i'm planning on making the transition to mama cloth and reusable cups after this baby arrives:)
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Backdocrb said...

I have been using this for years and it is great!

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Asha @ Meta Mom said...

I learned that cups were first used in the 30's and I follow you on GFC!

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pegasus_aprilof84 said...

I learned that using the diva cup is environmentally responsible because it is reusable and keeps tampons and pads from being used and wasted.

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pegasus_aprilof84 said...

I want a diva cup because I go through alot of tampons and pads every month and this would help me save money for better things.

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Tandy and Jeff said...

I learned that it IS doable to change in a public restroom without needing to leave the stall, wash, and re-enter. That's one of the things I was leary about.
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Tandy and Jeff said...

I want a DivaCup cuz it would be sooo nice to not have to buy tampons all the time! I already use cloth pads, but much prefer not having to feel it.
That and I worry about the safety of tampons and their long term affects.
Much less waste! Better for everybody!
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I found out that DivaCup® significantly reduces one’s eco-footprint while providing the most convenient, clean, reliable, and comfortable way to address the monthly cycle and the issue of disposable feminine hygiene.

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Rachel said...

I would love a diva cup because it's more environmentally friendly than disposable or even reusable napkins.

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Anonymous said...

A friend of mine has one and loves it! Id like one because it will save money and its convenient.

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SusanB said...

I follow on facebook!!. I so need one of these...
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Anonymous said...

#2 - Why I want: I have been wanting to try a DivaCup for years now, I just keep getting pregnant! Now, I'm unpregnant and ready to go!

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Amber said...

Okay so I had a Diva Cup and I only used it through one cycle. I went to sanitize it in boiling water, only I completely forgot it was on and left the apartment (thank god it wasn't a house!). I come back several hours later to find my destroyed cup floating in my completely burnt-up pan and a note about the smoke alarm going off and the maintenance guy having to put water on my smoking "thing". So embarrassing! Plus, I never got to try the cup again. I'd love to! :)

jayedee said...

i learned that the DivaCup, an innovative menstrual cup, is reusable making it an environmentally responsible choice as important as switching from plastic to canvas bags!

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Amanda said...

Something I found interesting;
Most women spend $150-200 U.S. a year on disposable tampons and pads.

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Amanda said...

After reading your review why wouldn't I want a Diva Cup. :) I've been meaning to buy one for about forever now. A few of my reasons; being more green, having a shorter more comfortable cycle, seems much more clean to me.... is definitely why I'd love to try it.

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Amanda said...

I follow @NatParNet on Twitter.

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Also following @DivaCup on Twitter.

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And also following you, @Hobo_Mama on Twitter.

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Randi K. said...

I read on thexwebsite that you need s special wash fit the cup but was glad to see here that you can just usexwater

Randi K. said...

I want to use the divacup in hopes that stopping the use of tampons will relieve my pmdd.

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me-so-geeky said...

I think it's interesting that it's made of heath grade silicone and that silicone is bio-compatible and will degrade. That's awesome! I also didn't know how long the concept has been around. Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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JULIE said...

The menstrual cup was developed in the 1930's!!

JULIE said...

I want a Diva Cup because pads are squicky and uncomfortable, but I hate the idea of processed fibers inside my body. There's also the cost and environmental factors as well.

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me-so-geeky said...

HM Facebook friend. Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

me-so-geeky said...

NPN Facebook friend. Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

me-so-geeky said...

HM Networked Blog friend. Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

me-so-geeky said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Geekogen/status/40879040122331136 Thanks! Chris G
geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

I follow you on twitter, here is my tweet;

http://twitter.com/ugottaFriendnme/status/40889662906171392

ugottafriendnme at comcast dot net

evrywoman said...

Hello-

I learned that the Diva Cup is environmentally responsible!

Thank you,
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evrywoman said...

I would like the Diva cup because I used a product called Instead. The difference is that I can leave the Diva cup in longer with out having to worry about accident's

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evrywoman said...

Following Hobo Mama on GFC - Danyell F
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evrywoman said...

Subscribe to Hobo Mama via RSS
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evrywoman said...

Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect.

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evrywoman said...

Subscribe to The DivaCup YouTube channel
evrywoman

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evrywoman said...

Follow @DivaCup on Twitter @evrywoman
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evrywoman said...

Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter @evrywoman
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evrywoman said...

Follow @NatParNet on Twitter @evrywoman

evrywoman said...

Like The DivaCup on Facebook. Danyell G evrywoman at yahoo dot com

evrywoman said...

Like Hobo Mama on Facebook.Danyell G evrywoman at yahoo dot com

evrywoman said...

Following Hobo Mama on Networked Blogs on Facebook Danyell G/evrywoman
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evrywoman said...

Put your Hobo Mama button on website
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evrywoman said...

Put your Hobo Mama button on website
www.givemegiveaways.blogspot.com

evrywoman at yahoo dot com

evrywoman said...

Put your Hobo Mama button on website
www.givemegiveaways.blogspot.com

evrywoman at yahoo dot com

evrywoman said...

Subscribe to the DivaBlog by email.

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me-so-geeky said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Geekogen/status/41263718604087296 Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Momma Jorje said...

I entered the GE giveaway.

Momma Jorje said...

I entered the SafetyTat giveaway.

Also, I accidentally commented twice about entering the GE Giveaway. Sorry! I searched the page to check, but missed that there were multiple pages of comments.

Indy Anna said...

Oh! I've been wanting one for awhile to REDUCE! waste. just been waiting for the $$$ to fit in the family budget. Would LOVE to *win* one!!!! (thanks for the review!)

Stacy said...

I learned that it holds 30 mL, which is what an average women releases during her entire menstrual cycle.

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Stacy said...

I want the Diva Cup because I want to stop wasting money and natural resources using disposable products.

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Stacy said...

I entered the Lunapads giveaway.

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me-so-geeky said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Geekogen/status/41711266905067520 Thanks!

Heather said...

I learned that Diva Cup will degrade in a landfill if you throw it away.

Heather said...

I want a Diva Cup because I have heard so much awesome stuff about them. I have never heard someone say they tried it and didn't like it.

Heather said...

I subscribe to the DivaBlog!

Heather said...

I follow Hobo Mama Giveaways on GFC.

Heather said...

I follow Hobo Mama on GFC.

Martha said...

I learned that your will seem shorter with the Diva Cup and that menstrual cups have been around for a long time. I never knew that.

Martha said...

I want the Diva Cup 'cause I"m 31 and I'm sick of having accidents with pads. I'm ready to make the switch!

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Martha said...

I'm following you via GFC!

hollinsgirl7 (at) gmail dot com

Martha said...

I'm following @DivaCup on Twitter as
@hollinsgirl7

hollinsgirl7 (at) gmail dot com

Martha said...

I'm following @Hobo_Mama on Twitter as @hollinsgirl7

hollinsgirl7 (at) gmail dot com

me-so-geeky said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Geekogen/status/42111070114037760

redhead said...

I thought it interesting that menstrual cups have been around since the 1930's.Who Knew?

redhead said...

I would like to try a diva cup because tampons,to be frank, dry me out.

redhead said...

I Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect

sarahmoore said...

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very interesting!

sarahmoore said...

I feel the same what you do about tampons and pads! I am totally up for something new!

(sarahthedoula@hotmail.com)

sarahmoore said...

I subscribed to the DivaBlog!

(sarahthedoula@hotmail.com)

sarahmoore said...

I follow Hobo Mama Reviews! (smoore)

(sarahthedoula@hotmail.com)

sarahmoore said...

I follow the Natural Parents Network through my google homepage!

(sarahthedoula@hotmail.com)

sarahmoore said...

I follow @divacup! @mrsmoore13

sarahmoore said...

I follow @hobo_mama! @mrsmoore13

sarahmoore said...

I follow @natparnet! @mrsmoore13

sarahmoore said...

I put hobomama.com on my blogroll!

http://parentinggodschildren.blogspot.com/

(sarahthedoula@hotmail.com)

sarahmoore said...

I put naturalparentsnetwork.com on my blogroll!

http://parentinggodschildren.blogspot.com/

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Amanda said...

Here is my last entry; tweet, tweet, tweet!
http://twitter.com/ugottaFriendnme/status/42351734139527168

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~My Name is Mom~ said...

i want one!!!! trying to be green
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~My Name is Mom~ said...

follow hobomama on fb
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~My Name is Mom~ said...

subscribe to emails
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Jynxx said...

Tweet
www.twitter.com/crunchtastrophe/status/42367562427809792

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@crunchtastrophe
GFC- Jynxx

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Misty said...

I learned that the cup concept has been around since the 30's, but died out, not due to lack of demand, but due to management problems.

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Misty said...

I Liked hobo mama on facebook!

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me-so-geeky said...

http://twitter.com/Geekogen/status/42475787693211648 Thanks! Chris G geekogen42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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