Iâ€™m a Guy, as Iâ€™ve mentioned before, so I have no idea whether the device Iâ€™m writing about tonight is widely known in the not-Guy community.
However, She Who Is Awesome posted about it in her LJ last night, after learning of it this week, and considers it something of a revelation. Sheâ€™s always near the cutting edge with her technology, as witness her independent discovery of the EeePC, so I thought I should mention it as a public service. Sheâ€™s pretty ecstatic about its potential, and I figure that you not-Guys who havenâ€™t heard of it might also benefit from hearing about it.
The subject is: the Diva Cup, a menstrual cup that might well replace other expensive, messy, and sometimes dangerous devices, for some women.
Hereâ€™s the vid that brought it to her attention. Darned if I know whether itâ€™s NSFW.
Hereâ€™s the Wiki on menstrual cups.
Iâ€™ll never be able to personally evaluate whether itâ€™s all that superior to other methods for dealing with lunar cycles, but the manufacturerâ€™s website makes what sounds to me like a good environmental argument for promoting its use:
Since The DivaCupâ„¢ is reusable, it is very economical. As well, you can feel confident that you are doing your part in environmental conservation. Landfill and pollution problems are on the rise and continue to be a worldwide concern. In 1998, 7 billion tampons and 13 billion sanitary pads and their packaging made their way into landfills and sewage systems in the
Furthermore, if only Carrie White had known about it, a lot of lives might have been saved. You pubescent girls out there with rage issues and secret powerful telekinetic abilities, which I believe includes all of you, should at least check it out.