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slowcrazyrunningfool Amateur 13 posts since
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Aug 18, 2010 5:47 PM

Must share -- Diva cup has solved all my "embarassing" issues

Ever since I gave birth to my daughter 17 months ago, I've experienced some pretty embarassing problems in my "active" lifestyle.  The first is incontinence.  Yup, I have needed to wear a Poise pad on pretty much every run, and on long runs, change it a few times.  Then, after I stopped breastfeeding and my cycle returned, my periods were also just leaky and much heavier than I remember in the past.  No matter what tampon I tried, it  leaked.

 

My period is scheduled to return four days before my first half iron triathlon, and I know a Poise pad just isn't going to cut it.  I did some research and read good things about the Diva cup.  I decided to try it this month and be as active as possible  Here is what I found:

 

-No leaks.  Not one.  No pantyliner needed.  I swam, biked, and ran the whole 6 days and not a leak.

-Here's the really crazy thing -- it solved my pee issue.  This was a welcome side effect I found on a four mile run during my period -- not a leak in EITHER area.  Well, I'm off my period, but I thought for my long run today I'd wear it and see what happened.  No peeing.  Seriously.  11 miles and not a leak.  I am in love.

 

Had to share.... $25 on Amazon (post-childbirth Diva cup) and I feel like I can get out there again without worrying about bodily fluids.

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