When did the diva cup come out?

If you’re a diva, then you know it’s all about living life on your own terms. Whether that means wearing stilettos to the grocery store or sipping champagne in your bathrobe at 10 AM, a diva always knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.

But when it comes to feminine hygiene products, even the most fierce femme can feel like their options are limited. That is until the Diva Cup came along and gave us a new way to experience periods.

What is The Diva Cup?

The Diva Cup is an eco-friendly menstrual cup that replaces traditional feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons. It’s made from medical-grade silicone and designed for long-term use – up to 12 hours per day – which means no more fussing with frequent changes, wasteful wrappers or applicators.

How Does It Work?

Before we dive into discussing when this life-changing product hit shelves, let’s get into how it works so that you’ll have one less thing hanging over your head as we take off!

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Fold the cup (there are multiple folds you could do).
  3. Insert the folded cup
  4. Allow form time for opening – check by gently pulling down
  5. After 8-12hrs removal

Sounds easy peasy lemon squeezy right? Check out our comprehensive guide here if these instructions seem insufficient!

Where Did The Idea Come From?

It all began back in 2001 when Francine Chambers was traveling in Finland while experiencing her period without any helpful menstrual care items available to her as she normally would not be able to obtain her “usual” supplies overseas. She was introduced to the menstrual cup by Finnish women who had been using them for years, and was completely blown away. Upon seeing how well these cups worked, Francine resolved right then and there that she would bring such enlightenment back to Canada with her.

Why Is It So Revolutionary?

There is just one major perk of switching to a Diva Cup – it’s so environmentally friendly! The average menstruating human being can use around 11 thousand tampons in their lifetime alone; talk about filling a landfill quickly!

On top of this incredible environmental impact, the cost point is equally appealing since you only have to buy it once or twice a year unlike pads or tampons where those costs pile up over time.

The truth that rests behind diva cups though? They work wonders at allowing one to go about their day-to-day routine without much interruption from their period ordeal.

What’s not to love?

When Did The Diva Cup Hit Shelves?

It didn’t take long for traditional pad manufacturers and retailers alike started feeling the heat as femtech brands (That’s short for “female technology”) began hitting shelves all over town with innovative products putting an eco-friendly twist on feminine hygiene practices!

Although some argue that “The Keeper” Menstrual System invented by Ann Timmons but popularized by her daughter Jaime during the 80s kickstarted the lightbulb moment surrounding menstrual items which led lead towards reusable/sustainable options- we found no concrete evidence in support ! (But let us know if you do!)

Diva Cups first hit shelves way back in early 2003 paving the path for other similar alternatives brand creations such as Lunette & Lena Cup

When considering history less than two decades ago might seem like yesterday (yes I’m talking about us Millenials), however–have no doubt!–the introduction of The Diva Cup changed modern days’ period active uteruses FOREVER.

How Has The Diva Cup Changed Period Truisms?

The greatest gain with the introduction of menstruation cups that cannot be overstated enough is freedom from odor, discomfort or spillage when you’re on your menstrual cycle!

They provide newfound comfort and independence for any user who fears always having to run off to the restroom each hour; there’s now no longer a need to pack bulky items like sanitary napkins and tampons in purses as one simply ferries a tiny silicone cup.

Pair this idea with the fact that they are both environmentally friendly (“French-Fries” welcome!) AND cost-effective, and don’t produce impactful waste which lasts up even an entire lifetime for regular users means choosing reusable/alternate products couldn’t be more positive!

Overall, it wouldn’t come as too much of a shock if by 2023 traditional pad/tampon companies would have their work cut out trying ways making recycling options happen. Although–feeling mighty optimistic here!.


To answer our question: The Diva Cup was introduced into society’s market world mid-2000s bringing about tons (no pun intended) of benefits along with it— spurring testimonials from various divas far and wide!

It should never hurt answering nature’s call, so let us embrace modern technology steps—and when we say steps we mean “insertion” winky wink– that’ve made going through periods somewhat bearable; while also preserving Mother Earth bit-by-bit ensuring she remains ecstatic once these tumultuous times finally die down!

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