The world is becoming greener. Everyone is chipping in to do his or her part, especially we moms. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been looking for ways to save the planet since college but once I had my girls, it became about more than just doing my part. Saving the planet became about my legacy to my children.
I want them to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature for years to come without having to wear gas masks to filter the pollution or the only landscape they will ever know is skyscrapers and landfills. I want my girls to cherish this planet we live on in all its glory.
Here is one small way that I have gone greener. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s simple and easy.
Diva Cup test ~Have you ever?
- Co-opted toilet paper from a public washroom as a temporary measure (GUILTY. How I hate the TP waddle of shame)
- Planned a vacation around your period (Many Times.)
- Avoided white pants for that one ‘special’ week of the month. I call it shark week for a reason; it’s dangerous. (When I was a teenager, white was my enemy for this very reason)
- Done a supplies hand-off with a girlfriend while the dates weren’t looking (always and it’s never as covert as we plan it to be. Nothing like dropping a tampon to the floor in front of a blind date.)
- Cautiously tucked the telltale string into your bikini (why must it always slip back out. I’m not a party popper, nor do I want to “celebrateÃ¢â‚¬Â my period)
- Accidentally pulled a mystery object from your purse in front of a curious male audience (Yes and it’s always a stranger not someone you know. Instead of your husband, it’s someone like your husband’s boss or a potential client. “Just let me get a pen. Oops,Ã¢â‚¬Â never mind my tampon that just fell on your hand)
- Scuttled to the washroom to survey the leak damage after a sudden ‘surge’ (I hate knowing I’ve leaked and can’t do anything about it but run for the restroom and pray for mercy from the menstruation gods.)
- Clogged your toilet with “flushable” feminine products (let’s not bring up the septic system that my in-laws love to remind that I ruined with my tampons)
- Left a party with a jacket tied around your waist (or high school, the club, a wedding reception, PTA meeting, or mass.)
- Had a tampon somehow turn itself completely around inside and lose the string (My biggest fear realized. I call this the shark week double tap.)
The DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that simply collects menstrual flow. (Ok, take a moment and get past the ICK factor. I know it sounds kind of gross at first thought. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to use, reusable and green.
It is inserted into 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 is the most clean and convenient method of feminine hygiene protection. No need to touch the flow. Honestly, we all know that is nasty when you get covered in flow.
The DivaCup is worn low in the vagina, not near the cervix, so it is easy to remove. No mess! Just remove, clean with Diva wash, re-insert and leave in for 12 hours.
The DivaCup ends hassles with unreliable disposables in endless absorbancies, shapes and styles. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfect for active lifestyles and since you can leave it in for 12 hours, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfect for nighttime use, too.
Have you ever tried a menstrual cup? Would you try a DivaCup if it meant leaving a cleaner world for your children?
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