FAQ – On alternative menstrual products

How does the Diva Cup work?

The Diva Cup is inserted into the vagina and collects menstrual blood instead of absorbing it like a tampon.  It sits in the lower vagina, just inside the vaginal opening.  The sides of the cup create a seal around the vaginal walls, which stops the blood from leaking out.

How many times a day should I empty my Diva Cup?

That depends on how heavy your period is.  It usually varies between 1-2 times a day (for lighter bleeding) to 3-4 times (on heavier days.)  After using your cup a few times, you’ll be able to tell how often you need to empty it.  If you’re worried about leakage, wear a pantyliner as back-up protection.