I Tried The Diva Cup

  • Published on Apr 9, 2017
  • The period videos are back! I tried "The Diva Cup", a reusable menstrual cup, for my period this month, and it was an ~exciting time~. Would you try a menstrual cup?
    I got my menstrual cup from Target, but you can find them in many places!
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  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  2 years ago +14463

    hello loves! how was your weekend? would you use the diva cup, or another menstrual cup? also, where is my NOTIF SQUAD at?! 🖤🖤🖤

    • Kendra
      Kendra Year ago

      Here also I'm ur number 500 reply

    • jenna king
      jenna king Year ago +6

      Safiya Nygaard I could never use it

    • rashka19
      rashka19 Year ago +13

      I use the lunette cup it has a longer stem than the diva cup

    • Jewelisa Nakai
      Jewelisa Nakai Year ago

      Safiya Nygaard how will you take it out i feel like i would not find it. I would freak out

    • nicole lovely
      nicole lovely Year ago

      I love dat shirt tho

  • Yumi 2412
    Yumi 2412 6 hours ago

    The video itself is really informative and helpful though! Kudos to you for making this. Also, I love the fact that you didn't just try the products, but also test it to its limit.

  • Yumi 2412
    Yumi 2412 6 hours ago

    I really want to try using a menstrual cup, but there's a huge stigma about hymen in my country and I don't really want to face people's judgements and questions if they know that I wear a menstrual cup. I mean, I personally think that hymen and virginity is a bunch of bullcrap social constructs, but sadly people around me doesn't think the same.

  • Laura Mcmahon
    Laura Mcmahon 7 hours ago

    Your commentary when putting it in was my exact thought when i first put one in.

  • Anna Johnson
    Anna Johnson 9 hours ago

    2:09 her lipstick shade is really bothering me😅😅

  • WolfGirl 123
    WolfGirl 123 12 hours ago +1

    If I saw it (my own) I would’ve gagged and felt like I was gonna pass out...I can only take animated gore...

  • Derrick Weaver Jr.
    Derrick Weaver Jr. 14 hours ago

    Why does she remind me of Laurenzside

  • Miracle Lynch
    Miracle Lynch 15 hours ago

    Why dont they make it easier to take out by adding a silicone beaded like extension to the part you grab so it could be closer to the outside and make gripping onto it easier 😅 or would that cause more mess when it exits 🤔 id still rather risk it if it makes it easier ta take out 😂 and it would have a lower chance of getting stuck

  • leila9194
    leila9194 22 hours ago

    I looooooove my Cup!!!
    I still use Tampons tho, If I know im going to a Public space for a Long Time, where i might Not ne able to Change the Cup. Its Just easier to Change Tampons in a Public bathroom

  • MkayIWin
    MkayIWin Day ago +1

    “Rump” 😂

  • DaWolfPack 7205
    DaWolfPack 7205 Day ago

    my last name is stark just so you know just because game of thrones is great and yee

  • Twichl
    Twichl Day ago +1

    I know this video is ancient now. But pro tip- don't use the nub to pull it out. Squeeze the body of the cup to break the seal then pull it out. Many cups are designed with ribs at the bottom for this exact reason. Pulling a giant- well-sealed- suction cup out of you is not easy lol. That makes the removing process less than a minute

  • Get roasted Yeet

    Yo tho things like that scare me

  • Abbey
    Abbey Day ago

    I'm pretty good friends with that whole region, but I COULD NOT get mine in, and I have the smallest one I could find on the market. I'm so jealous you completed The Negotiation so quick. I'm hoping eventually they'll have something that goes in more like a tampon - get to work science!

  • Black Bunny
    Black Bunny Day ago

    Tryed menstrual cup myself, was a little bit if challenge to put it in, but it’s much more better then pads and tampons.

  • Patricia Covey
    Patricia Covey Day ago

    I know I’m suuuuper late to this but what suggestions or comments can you give to gals who are pad users? I’ve never used a tampon and am kind of scared but have been wanting to try it out. So I guess also suggestions for first use of tampon??? ok thanks saf!

  • Virginia Vandevender

    This child flipped upside down just cause we were curious 😂 queen

  • KittyKat007
    KittyKat007 Day ago

    ??? How do you pee? Do you just...pee???

    • Wee Snaw
      Wee Snaw Day ago

      KittyKat007 lol I think you just take it out first

  • Elizabeth Maceda

    how can you pee with that thing😂

  • Bunny
    Bunny Day ago +2

    I am officially of tampons and menstrule cups for life....... I’m a pad girl

  • david wells
    david wells Day ago

    shot glass for vampires

  • Jenna Vinson
    Jenna Vinson Day ago

    Hmmm curious how much does the diva cup hold? Does it burn first time its in?

  • Keshy Hiragi Kurosaki

    When I heard the description of putting on I checked if it had adds but there's nothing so *bruh*

  • KyoKitty 14
    KyoKitty 14 Day ago

    I use flex cup, it's really good, because it breaks the suction without having to put your finger all the way to the edge

  • Brittany Dugger
    Brittany Dugger 2 days ago

    My period only lasts 3 days, 4 at most, but my cramps are f🤬cking AWFUL

  • hundmomma
    hundmomma 2 days ago

    I bought my Diva Cup a week ago. I love it! I haven't had any leaks...thank God! I find it easy to insert, removing the cup can be a bit tricky. I give this product a 98%.

    • hundmomma
      hundmomma 2 days ago

      @Erica Quiroz the directions said to rotate it once it is inside.

    • Erica Quiroz
      Erica Quiroz 2 days ago

      I tried it for the first time this month and I’m loving it too BUT I am struggling with leaking :/ and it’s not because it’s full. I don’t think it’s opening correctly once it’s inside. Do you have any tips?

  • Domanique Reid
    Domanique Reid 2 days ago

    They should be make it with a little thread at the end like a tampon

  • Bryan Rudy
    Bryan Rudy 2 days ago

    I'd throw out that pot.

  • Taylor Patterson
    Taylor Patterson 2 days ago +1

    One time I had a period that lasted nearly a year (birth control made things a bit weird) and it was a relief that I didn't have to buy tampons, pads, and liners every week

  • Alyssa Hill
    Alyssa Hill 3 days ago

    An easier way to take it out is to pinch the bottom of the cup, itll release some of the suction instead of just pulling on the stem.

  • Ida Eklund
    Ida Eklund 3 days ago

    I have been kinda trying to put the menstrual cup in before but I haven’t been to serious with it so I haven’t really” tried my best bc I’ve been scared of it hurting and it getting lost but I got a advice that said to fold it and push it up with your fingers then when it’s in just push it up with one finger as far as kind of like a non applicator tampon you can and that actually worked so I’ve used my menstrual cup for the first time now, and to my it wasn’t too hard to get out I just pushed and grabbed the little end of it and it work really good

  • Titty Mitty
    Titty Mitty 3 days ago

    You need to fold it when you take it out

  • MeganRose
    MeganRose 3 days ago

    Menstrual discs are great, mess free period sex... Flex is disposable and sold at Target or sold as a subscription

  • Liam Anderson
    Liam Anderson 3 days ago

    Being a girl sounds difficult. 😐

  • alessianne dufour
    alessianne dufour 3 days ago +1

    The didva cup terifies me

  • Juvia Fullbuster
    Juvia Fullbuster 3 days ago

    Best time to have it in is 8 hours but 12 works too

  • Robin R
    Robin R 4 days ago

    your so funny. lol

  • Lilly Flower
    Lilly Flower 4 days ago

    how do u shove it up?! never mind i don't want to know, ill just use pads forever

  • RGSuperfan
    RGSuperfan 4 days ago

    Right at the begining, i'm already rofl XD

  • Inky
    Inky 4 days ago

    idk if this helps but I've been using a menstrual cup for 2 months now instead of tampons
    (it's not a Diva Cup fyi but I think the brand doesn't really matter)
    my pagaging said to boil it for 2 min in hot water before you use it the first time on this period, and once you're done with it
    I also found the wrestling it in takes less and less time the more you do it (squatting & being relaxed helps a LOT) apart from what Safiya called "the taco" you can also squish it into an S-shape, that was a little easier for me to insert at first, now I'm mostly going for the taco.
    So far I didn't need to change it on the go but in general it's enough to just drop the blood into the toilet and maybe clean the cup with toilet paper as long as you rinse it with water daily and use gentle soap every other time (so no need to be sneaky with a multi-stall bathroom).
    what I really love about the cup is that it really goes up to 12h not worrying about anything. also, some companies sell different sizes, I got a Large because my first two days are like 80% of my period blood and I'm lazy. turned out the one time it was genuinely "full" I still had 2cm room to the edge. to remove it, it's easier if you pinch it at the top a bit with your finger so the suction goes away, that way the whole process gets easier (given, the cup should not be filled to the brim). A friend of mine also has a menstrual cup in size Small and she's been using it for years by now, on her stronger days she just empties it out every 6h or so, kinda like a regular tampon.
    as a former tampon-gal I never realised how I felt really dried up during my period until using the cup bc it just doesn't absorb your normal moisture on top of the blood, so that's also a plus for me. looking at your blood is quite surreal just as Safiya described but you get used to it and don't exactly have to stare at it.
    and yes, I used to be really nervous about the period smell and the cup prevents it pretty well.
    of course it's not for everyone but usually if you use tampons quite regularly, this can be a great alternative with less waste (and they cal last you literal YEARS if you care for them properly)

  • Traci Mcintosh
    Traci Mcintosh 4 days ago

    Diva cup is a game changer!! Try it ladies!

  • A Person
    A Person 4 days ago

    The blood will NOT go back in!!!!!!!!!!! i searched........😉

  • Amira
    Amira 4 days ago

    I wouldn’t use that pot to make food again......

  • Ally McGuffee
    Ally McGuffee 4 days ago

    I haven’t started my period and I’m kinda scared

  • loserwithason
    loserwithason 5 days ago

    My question is how diffrent from a tampon is it inserting wise because I cant use tampons because I have scar tissue up there from how bad I ripped giving birth to my son so tampons hurt real bad would that happen with it or not? Cause I hate using pads they suck ass lol but because of the pain I cant use tampons. Maybe I'll give it a try Idk.

    • Stefanina da Lucca
      Stefanina da Lucca 4 days ago

      I went to a cup because my variable flow made tampons impossible. I'd say if you are still able to be intimate, you should be able to use a cup. It's not bigger than a man, as it were.

  • Baka Kokoro
    Baka Kokoro 5 days ago

    Watching this because mine started today

  • Moon Wolfx
    Moon Wolfx 5 days ago

    cAn I dO tHe spLiTs whEn weAriNg thE cuP

  • fun times with emy
    fun times with emy 5 days ago

    I got so scared for her when she said she'd be sleeping in it. I know it's safer but still the idea scared me oh god

  • Avery St.Pearre
    Avery St.Pearre 5 days ago

    Uh oh can I find it, where is it.
    Me: I can’t 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Tiny Adventures
    Tiny Adventures 5 days ago +5

    Oml I have to use pads, I cant use tampons cause I just find it disgusting shoving things up there but I do support tampon and other users😂😊

  • Isabella Xu
    Isabella Xu 5 days ago

    oh okay!!!!( ̄へ ̄)

  • dogman9000
    dogman9000 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for doing these videos. It's important to show that periods are healthy, natural and okay to talk about. There's nothing to be embarrassed about people

  • Kelly Kyler
    Kelly Kyler 5 days ago

    I still think that cups are a good way to get tss.

  • Gaby Kaiser
    Gaby Kaiser 5 days ago

    can you swim in it?

  • ahome157
    ahome157 5 days ago

    Are you still using the cup?

  • Jordyn Marie
    Jordyn Marie 5 days ago

    I hate pads so much I feel like I'm wearing a diaper. I never used tampons and I afraid too, I tried and I have no clue what I'm doing. If I could I think this cup will be good, since I like the eco friendly part

  • Meowster101
    Meowster101 6 days ago

    My period is seven days too ;-;

  • Freya Gynther
    Freya Gynther 6 days ago

    Why...is...this under recipes?

  • Mae Baby
    Mae Baby 6 days ago

    I couldn’t even get the smallest size diva cup up my 🐱 ..... they need smaller sizes cuz it was the hardest task I have ever taken on and I did not succeed

  • Just Flynn
    Just Flynn 6 days ago

    I bought a MeLuna cup a while ago and tried that. I got the size it recommended for my body type but I had some troubles with it and it kept leaking, so my sister suggested maybe it's too big and not unfolding properly and I should get a smaller one, so I did, but my period is definitely too heavy for the smaller cup, way too much hassle when the city has exclusively multiple stall bathrooms... Now my sister has a new cup (I'm not sure what brand it is) but it is a sturdier silicone, so I'm thinking of getting one of those in the hopes that it'll unfold better... Apparently the luna cup is too flimsy to unfold if you have ~muscly walls~ or something... Also the luna cup went from translucent like yours to straight up brown, you could really tell that there was depositions getting trapped in the silicone and discolouring it... Not the best selling point

  • em em
    em em 6 days ago

    Saf please try flex it's another period product and it looks like I giant condom

  • Cassie Smith
    Cassie Smith 6 days ago


  • katie cook
    katie cook 6 days ago

    i like how she so blunt about the whole thing

  • Katherine Kauffman
    Katherine Kauffman 6 days ago

    Am I the only who has like...a really, really, light period? Blood wise, I could get away with one pad and my cycle is only like three days. I do change my pad more often, but I got a large box of size 2 pads about a year and a half ago, possibly even two, and I'm still on it. My period was pretty regular for like 5 months after I first started (I started a little late), and then after that, for a solid year, my period was so unpredictable. Some months it'd skip, other times I had two, both only a couple days though, and I'd have no idea when it was going to start. It was really nice when I finally started to normalize again these past 7 months. Well there's my period stuff so, yay! Lol

  • Lov!ingL!fe
    Lov!ingL!fe 6 days ago


  • Chey V
    Chey V 6 days ago +1

    Okay some tips from someone who has used this for 3 years now.
    First, try different folds when putting it in. It took me a few trys to get the hang of it.
    Second, if you can feel it then you dont have it in correctly. If it's up and where it should be you cant feel it at all.
    Third, when taking it out push like your pooping/having a baby while pulling and itll be 10x easier. Once its lower, pinch it to break the air seal and itll pop out no problem.
    Fourth, you can wear it full but if you sit or do a bad movement it can leak when its entirely full. Also if it does leak and it's not full you dont have it in right.
    Fifth, I know it says up to 12 hours but at the end of my cycle I'll wear it literally all day for 18+ hours. If you have a heavy flow it would still get full and possibly leak.
    If I think of anything else ill edit :)

  • Trying To Find My Way In God

    *My Cup Runneth Over*


  • Nearly Stuck
    Nearly Stuck 7 days ago

    this made me take the plunge . But mine was $40 at target =(

  • angeli 007
    angeli 007 7 days ago

    Day 2 is awful 😂

  • Pandas ASMR
    Pandas ASMR 7 days ago

    I love the diva cup.

  • Ellie Collins
    Ellie Collins 7 days ago

    This is so helpful for girls like you are testing this for us XD

  • Xerafi
    Xerafi 7 days ago +1

    I really appreciate this video and how you openly and so confidently talk about periods, it helps so much. I gave the menstrual cup a try myself because I was looking for a more eco-friendly menstrual product and it is simply revolutionary and works so well for me that I'm wondering why still so little women know about this alternative.
    Anyways, thanks a lot for this video :)

  • Athena Jones
    Athena Jones 7 days ago

    I tried to use it.... It didn't end well... Rip bathroom

    • It's Dally
      It's Dally 6 days ago

      Athena Jones Don’t give up! :)

  • Jake Bair
    Jake Bair 7 days ago


    • Mollydollyyyy
      Mollydollyyyy 7 days ago +1

      Its medical grade silicone, not random plastic.

  • Andrea Miller
    Andrea Miller 7 days ago

    I have the same sequin pillow on her couch .-.

  • Gabriella Ankeny
    Gabriella Ankeny 7 days ago

    U only menstruate a shot glass amount of blood

  • Random Person
    Random Person 7 days ago +1

    At first I thought it was like a suction cup I didn't realise it had to go up in there...

  • Lisa Tried 17
    Lisa Tried 17 8 days ago

    I feel like the diva cup would feel painful for me. I can't imagine inserting it and moving around with it inside me. But I loved this video though.

  • Hannah Czarnecki
    Hannah Czarnecki 8 days ago

    Period paranoia has struck again😔

  • Craig is better than Greg

    you should try Flex

  • Dinaxxo
    Dinaxxo 8 days ago

    Who else is watching this while you are on your period?

  • Eliska Gray
    Eliska Gray 8 days ago

    I love dívá cup.

  • keep moving foward
    keep moving foward 8 days ago +2

    My first thought that the "diva cup" is a drinking cup

  • gacha is life
    gacha is life 8 days ago


  • Radadada Bladada
    Radadada Bladada 9 days ago

    I've been using diva cup for like 6 months now. Typically, love it but for some reason this month I just had a butt tone of problems and LEAKED . Like a lot.

  • Akkoy Dakkoy
    Akkoy Dakkoy 9 days ago

    I want to try it and see because i am planning to go zero waste soon but my mama doesn't let me put anything up in there🤷‍♀️

    • Akkoy Dakkoy
      Akkoy Dakkoy 6 days ago +1

      @It's Dally i do not give a damn if my hymen breaks or not but u r right i'll have to wait

    • It's Dally
      It's Dally 6 days ago +1

      Akkoy Dakkoy My friends go through the same problem.
      I don’t mean any disrespect or anything, but your hymen is already broken from everyday activities. If your hymen wasn’t broken and was perfectly intact, then no women would ever have periods in the first place.
      Anyway, if it’s a culture/religious thing, then you might have to wait it out until you leave the house unfortunately.

    • Akkoy Dakkoy
      Akkoy Dakkoy 6 days ago +1

      @It's Dally it is more about religion she is a strict muslim so she believes if your hymen breaks you are'nt worth anything🤷‍♀️

    • It's Dally
      It's Dally 6 days ago +1

      Akkoy Dakkoy You should try to convince your mom as to why menstrual cups are better than pads. You could show or tell her all the problems with pads and how menstrual cups solve that.
      You can also try to talk with your mom as to why she doesn’t want you using alternative period products.

  • Leslie Ann
    Leslie Ann 9 days ago

    My period last about seven days to and I love my diva cup. The con is that when you are inserting and taking it out after a couple days it starts to get raw down there but it is easy and comfy and when the cup is filled up it will actually let me know that it is filled up by making it feel like I am “free bleeding” but there is actually no blood or liquid down there.... when you do take it out it is supposed to be suctioned up in there so it does not slip out and for me when I pull it out there is like a suctioning noise LOL. I take two showers one in the morning and one at night that is when I dump it. And I also like it because I have no risk of toxic shock syndrome or anything like that.

  • AkenNichols13
    AkenNichols13 9 days ago +3

    My name is Shannon and I was watching this in the bathtub so that ending was a little disconcerting😳

  • Laura Dickson
    Laura Dickson 9 days ago

    I have one and used it for 2 cycles until it snapped inside like a rubber band. It wasn’t fun!

  • Amelia Tropman
    Amelia Tropman 9 days ago

    You can fold it like a fortune cookie or a taco

  • Smug Spud02
    Smug Spud02 9 days ago

    Fold up, shove up, fill up, clean up, repeat.

  • Yeet It's Chloe
    Yeet It's Chloe 9 days ago

    WARNING: TMI positive

    Unrelated to the cup, one time I was on my period and I needed to pee and I felt the blood come out 🤢🤮 and I stood up after thinking I was done and umm... this chunk of bloody mucus just slid out onto my pants and I had to legit pick it up with toilet paper and put it in the toilet...

    -puke noises-

  • KittenGrey
    KittenGrey 10 days ago

    In order it choose the right Period cup, you need to check how high or low your Cervix are, and the easiest way to get it out is when you SQUAT in the shower. when you squat, it lowers your cervix and you can grasp the stem, ring, or ball, to get the cup out. there are soo many different cups for different cervix levels. I hope this helped.

  • puposaurus rex
    puposaurus rex 10 days ago +1

    how old do you recommend using a diva cup? I am only a teenager and so are my friends and if someone like me would want to use it should I wait for a few years until I'm an adult? also how would I convince my mother to let me use it, even though it's much better than most other ways of dealing with a period I think she would make me stick with tampons.

    • puposaurus rex
      puposaurus rex 6 days ago +1

      @It's Dally thanks, I think i'm pretty used to my period, it's been a while with tampons only and I want to change it so I'll try to talk with my mom about the benefits of a menstrual cup.

    • It's Dally
      It's Dally 6 days ago

      I’m 14 and I use menstrual cups, so I think a general guideline is to try them when you are comfortable with your periods and are used to it.
      As for the issue with your mom, you could try presenting all the problems with tampons(TSS, unknown chemicals, producing waste, costly) and present how menstrual cups solve the problem(reusable, save money over the long run, can’t get TSS).

  • Quinn T tex
    Quinn T tex 10 days ago

    Wait her period is 7 days long.... I feel so bad for her

  • Paige Shoulders
    Paige Shoulders 10 days ago +1

    My period is like Niagara Falls

  • jane haviland
    jane haviland 10 days ago

    once you figure it out, it’s totally no big deal and i don’t have to worry about it for like 8 hours

  • imdead_ inside
    imdead_ inside 10 days ago +2

    Step 1 relax
    Step 2 fold
    Step 3 shove it up in there

    • jane haviland
      jane haviland 10 days ago +1

      imdead_ inside i had (no joke) inch long acrylic nails and i had to FIGURE THAT SHIT OUT bc the diva cup is amazing

  • jane haviland
    jane haviland 10 days ago

    i fucking LOVE mine so much!

  • jordan
    jordan 10 days ago

    Safiya my pussy stink please help