Friday, April 25, 2008

Frugal Friday-I'm a Diva! (cup user)

Dirkey

Yes, its true. I use a Diva Cup.

I've heard it all on the Internet how unsure people are of the Diva cup and I've been there and overcome it. There are many reasons that I use my Diva cup, um, monthly. Mostly, to be honest, its for the environment but a big part is the money I'm saving.
As Mama K has said frugality often goes hand in hand with being environmentally friendly, and the Diva cup is one way I'm trying to be responsible with my own environmental footprint.

According to my Google searches: A normal female's
average flow is 5 days
average number of years you have your period-39
Number of times you menstruate in a year-11.5
Days in your lifetime with your period-2242.50
Hours in your lifetime with your period-53,820
According to this;
You would use approximately 13,455 tampons/pads
for a pack of twenty you would use 673 boxes of tampons at $3,155.20 plus whatever pantyliners and pads you would need to purchase.

With the Diva cup you would use 1 cup, which I hear you can use for about 10 years for 32 bucks each it would be 130 bucks for a lifetime of protection. I will be supplementing this with Mama Cloth as soon as my order gets in, but even there the cost isn't that significant. It sure beats having to run out to the drug store when you run out, also you can wear these for 12 hours between changes so its very convenient for working and sleeping. To top it all off you get a cool pin.

This weeks participators:
Trace
is rocking the menu planning and thinking ahead for dinners for the week!
Shelly has been saving some cash on her Cell Phone Bills and taking some crazy cute pics of her little boy!
Mama K the only person I know who got hungry watching Supersize Me; makes it personal and talks about how she avoids the drive-thru line.
Kitten Mom just bought her new house and has been making some frugal changes as well!


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ha ha I just got this email
On Apr 25, 2008, at 8:17 AM, the hubs wrote:
It’s a little embarrassing when I pull up a website and I’m confronted with a huge picture of a diva cup at work.

-just found out that I didn't think up the Frugal Friday first-the original is at Biblical Womanhood

5 comments:

To Think is to Create said...

I totally use this. And I looove it. Great post. :)

Razor Family Farms said...

Excellent post! I've never had a period but I am delighted that more women are using these! Many of my friends use them and LOVE it.

I just love Frugal Friday!!

Blessings!
Lacy

Perky said...

Hmmmm.... I may have to try that sometime!

devildogwife said...

Poor hubby. lol! The things we woman talk about. ;)

mama k said...

wow. a bold post. haha
(i use one too...)

My entry is here:
http://mamaknj.blogspot.com/2008/04/frugal-friday-avoiding-drive-thru.html