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A few weeks ago I took my family on an unforgettable vacation to Disney world. While I’ve had this trip planned since April without them having a clue. As each of their friends took vacations to Disney World, they asked when it would be their turn to go too, but I had to keep a straight face until just a few weeks before we were leaving. I got them each new Disney-themed shirts to wear, tucked a gift card in their bags for each of them to purchase something small on their trip, and ordered the essentials to be waiting for us in our room when we got there. The only problem? I was going to be getting my period during our trip.
I thought of the plane ride, although a short one from NYC, but still an uncomfortable ride with your period. I thought of the uncomfortable Florida heat in September. I thought of the hours spent in the Disney parks, all the walking, and frequent bathroom trips. Then I remembered my DivaCup has me covered. I’ve been using a Diva menstrual cup for 5 years, and while the first few tries were tricky, I haven’t looked back since. Before that, I was using tampons which come with their own risks and issues, and let’s not talk about pads- who wants to sit in a pad when it’s 90 degrees out and you’re walking at least 6 miles throughout the day? Not me. We always talk about must haves when traveling with kids, but now I’m going to share a few things that are on MY must have list when I travel:
Contacts and lens solution- I always bring more than I need, just in case I drop a contact or my eyes become irritated. I travel with glasses too.
Deodorant- this is a no-brainer but you would be surprised at how many people forget to pack deodorant when traveling (ahem, hubby.)
Face cleansing routine- all of it- the wash, the cream, the eye gel. Chances are you will be taking and in a ton of pics! Put your best face on, always!
The DivaCup- my period shouldn’t hold me back from enjoying my vacation!
The DivaCup is made from 100% medical grade silicone. There are no chemicals, plastics (definitely no BPA) latex, or dyes. I can go swimming, walking, and continue my regular activity while using The DivaCup. And traveling? Well, that’s so much easier with The DivaCup because I don’t have to worry about frequent bathroom breaks just to change a pad or tampon. Depending on your flow, you can keep DivaCup in for up to 12 hours. The heavier days might require more emptying of The DivaCup throughout the day. There are so many benefits to using The DivaCup since it is pH balanced, waste-free, and cost-effective. The average cost of menstrual care for the year is $150. The DivaCup costs $39.99/year!
The DivaCup comes in two sizes:
DivaCup Model 1: Recommended for women under the age of 30 who have never delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.
DivaCup Model 2: Recommended for women age 30 and over/or for women who have delivered vaginally or by cesarean section.
Washing and caring for The DivaCup
Wash The DivaCup with the DivaWash (or a mild cleanser) and warm water. Further instructions on how to clean The DivaCup can be found here
Empty, wash and reinsert The DivaCup a minimum of two times each day of your cycle (every 10-12 hours).
I’ve almost forgotten I even had my period on our trip. (I say almost because how can you forget when it feels like you have an elephant sitting on your abdomen? Once the cramps subside from the early period days, The DivaCup allows me to forget this monthly inconvenience. Especially in Disney.
Find out where you can purchase The DivaCup near you! I was able to purchase mine at my local RiteAid!