In this hilarious video, BuzzFeed hears from four women trying out a Diva Cup for the first time. The participants seem to be normal people – although perhaps unusually cool / laid back in the sense that they’re happen to describe the details of their period on a video with over a million views.
The initial Diva Cup experience is pretty intense as the video's victims grapple with the instructions and figure out how to get one up ‘there’. (Insertion is always mentioned as a barrier to menstrual cup use. Pretty much everyone says you get used to it after a few goes, but it’s definitely not intuitive). “What did I get myself in for?!” one girl asks.
After that, BuzzFeed shows the women going about their normal lives. For 3 of them, they report positive experiences – they comment on how you don’t notice wearing the cup, and how you can go pretty much all day without changing it or having any fuss. For one person it never really works out – it works for 6 (awesome) hours, but she has leaks at other times and feels like the experience was a challenge.
The 3 other women in the video seem to think the cup was like a tampon, but better in many ways. They seem to be converts, but they also don’t hold back on the more confronting challenges – inserting and emptying the cups chief amongst them.
Check out the original video to get some original (and hilarious) responses to menstrual cups. They might give a realistic idea of whether you reckon it’s worth trying one yourself. Also the discussion underneath is pretty funny – some people seem to be having a high school anatomy class in it (there are TWO holes)…
There’s also a summary of the article in Cosmopolitan, here: