Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Too gross not to mention

Ok, my menstrual cycle has got to be one of the weirdest topics for my blog, but hey, it is what is on my mind. Ok, wait, that doesn't sound right. As a writer, I have been taught to read things VERY literally my menstrual cycle is most definitely not ON my mind unless you say that my mind is in my pants, which it very often is. But, I digress. With me and then Army of Dad getting sick one right after the other, very little has been going on in my pants for the past two weeks and it is of grave concern. I hope Army of Dad gets LOTS of rest tonight because I have plans for him for Friday night. *meow*

But, that isn't what I was going to write about. In one of my comment threads down a ways now was a comment about The Diva Cup. *Hat tip to Mrs. DOF for pointing this product out to me.* It sounds relatively harmless, right? Wrong. This is so disgusting that you have to check it out. It is an environmentally friendly feminine hygiene product. I.AM.SO.NOT.MAKING.THIS.UP. I swear to God. You shove this little cup up in your cooch and it catches your blood in a cup. Then, you dump the cup in the toilet, rinse this baby off and re-insert it. How many different ways can I say EWWWWWWW??? I guess it isn't any worse than using a tampon (which I did for the first time this week, thank you very much!)

I love this testimonial from the website:
"I received my DivaCup on my 3rd day of my cycle, and decided to go ahead and try it out since it was my heaviest day anyway. The DivaCup is WONDERFUL! It was easy to put in, and take out, there was no odor, and no bulky "I'm wearing a diaper" feeling, and nothing to have to go through wrapping up and tossing away like with pad and tampon products. I was able to go to work which normally due to the heaviness of my flow I am not able to do usually on my 3rd and 4th days. I didn't have to worry about changing until AFTER work when I got home, and there was NO leaking, mess, etc. on my underwear. Though I was nervous about insertion and removal, it turned out to be fast and easy. I am extremely glad I purchased the DivaCup, and will be talking to other women about it, and recommending it to them also. It was the best purchase I have made for myself!"-Debbie in Ohio

Well, Debbie in Ohio, more power to you girl. But, how sad that her heaviest days are Nos. 3 and 4? Maybe she should see her OB/GYN about that. Fortunately, I only last about four days since having all of my babies and my tubes tied. But, I just don't think I could trust a little dixie cup in my cooch. I'll walk around with that brick between my legs till God feels the need to replace my bleeding one week a month with hot flashes.


  • At 12:01 AM, July 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    too bad this comes up so high in the list when someone googles to learn more about divacup. You have never tried it, and are not open to the concept, so why not just leave it to those who HAVE used it? Why slag others who are comfortable with their bodies and the natural process of menstruation? It's a perfectly valid -- and convenient! -- option for those who ARE comfortable with internal methods of protection. No constraints on activities, no keeping an eye out for washrooms, and best of all NO leaks. Why wouldn't we switch?

  • At 8:59 AM, July 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    If you like it, more power to you. Just sounds nasty to me. I don't like tampons either, though.

  • At 2:35 PM, March 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I <3 my cup! I can't believe an adult could be so disgusted by bodliy fluids. Damn.

  • At 2:43 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yep. Periods really do gross me out tremendously. I could never be a nurse or paramedic because I can't handle bodily fluids very well at all.


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