I Use a Menstrual Cup

for us women who want to help the environment and our bodies 72 People

    i was missing a cup..

    . then i realized my dog had a new chewing toy... sigh
    MistyPinkk MistyPinkk
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    Part Two: Removing

    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being extremely difficult....I give it a 2. It's super easy to remove, as long as you push it down and pull at the same time. It IS a bit gross though, cause it might leak if you're not careful... It makes one of those cartoon suction noises once it...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Apr 14, 2012

    I am in love with menstrual cups.

    It takes a bit of learning curve but I am loving it. I love the freedom of not having to deal with disposables and sometimes cloth pads. But I love cloth pads also.A menstrual cup is typically a bell shaped cup that usually has a stem that is inserted into the vaginal canal...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    Etiquette question: do you think its ok to wash

    these out in the sink of a public bathroom ? provided you leave everything clean . or do you just clean em with toilet paper in the stall when not at home ?
    EvilCandy EvilCandy
    16-17, F
    Oct 3, 2015

    I Love My Mooncup (uk)

    I have a Mooncup and is the best investment I've ever made. It' so comfortable, and it actually makes me look forward to my period! haha I have recently got a Fleurcup (small) and a Blue stem Meluna in Purple (so pretty!) I am so looking forward to trying them out :)
    Fab26 Fab26
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 22, 2010

    Soooo Much Better

    I honestly want to tell every woman that I know about this. Why is this not more well known? Menstrual cups have been around for ages and no one even knows about them. Pads are gross, they are bulky, they are weird, you can't swim or exercise. yuck yuck yuck. And all of that...
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 11, 2009

    I Got One, I Got One! :)

    I just bought one today, and I got the big one by accident, but the smaller ones costs like $10 dollars more. (Wtf? Less material costs more money..) but it doesn't vary by that much, only a few centimeters... Anywho. I put it in a few minutes ago and..... *drumroll* It's...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Apr 13, 2012

    So much better for my wallet,

    the planet, and my body!
    kimb27 kimb27
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    Nice to Connect With You Ladies!!

    I've been using my Divacup for about 4 cycles now and have it just about perfected.  I am alone on this one in my small sphere of influence.   I am the guinea pig for my friends.  They know I use it so they know who to ask about it.   I love the fact...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2008

    I love my cups! I started with a Diva,

    and now have Yuuki and Lily cups as well. I wish that I had known about these when my periods first began. So many years of dreary pads and tampons! The best things about the cup are not having to think about it while I sleep all night or am out all day, and being SO CLEAN...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    A Rocky Start But Smooth Sailing From There.

    I started using the diva cup about 3 or 4 months ago... for my first actual period with it i had a kidney stone AND i was sleeping over at a friend's house so it was a pretty bad experience. Basically i didn't put it in right and i started leaking. I wasn't used to using it yet...
    AriesChan AriesChan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2012

    Well What Is This Little Nugget Of Mystery?

    So I'm perusing the recipe group, and this.... foreign object pops up in my side view. I'm totally intrigued... So I look it up. In these last 20 minutes, I have learned of soooooooo many things to stick in my vagina, it's fascinating. I've got half a mind to start using that...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Feb 18, 2012

    Never Going Back!

    I bought my Lunette cup a few weeks ago. I couldn't wait to use it. (I know, its weird. I've never been excited about my period, ever!) The first two days are the heaviest. After 7 hours at work on my feet, it was only half full! I still can't believe it, lol. I told most of my...
    lovelady19 lovelady19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2012

    A Great Alternative

    I've been using my menstrual cup for 5 cycles now, and it has been amazing!  I was wary at first, but it is so much better than tampons or pads.  A lot of people think it's messier or more of a hassle, but it's the exact opposite!  Once you get the hang of it...
    EvilBee EvilBee
    5 Responses Aug 7, 2008

    The Mooncup Is Actually Really Great

    It took some getting used to, using the Mooncup. Putting it in and taking it out can be difficult sometimes, but I'd never go back. I've saved a lot of money by using it, and it's easy to carry in a bag and everything. My flatmate thinks the idea is gross, but I think it's silly...
    Weezieishness Weezieishness
    1 Response Sep 14, 2010

    I brought a menstrual cup on ebay

    and amazon. I also just brought a soft meluna. This will be my official first time using a cup. I inserted one of the cheaper cups and I was able to get it in but I pulled it out which hurt like hell. And the cup also hurt my urethra but I was able to not get it to hurt. I know...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    Viva La Diva!

    I've been using the DivaCup for 3 cycles now and I can't imagine life without it. I never knew there was alternatives to pads and tampons. I'm glad I found out about it. I'll be adding to this at a later date to add the various links that convinced me to get my Diva.
    Beo Beo
    22-25, F
    7 Responses May 25, 2008

    It Didn't Work, But I'm Willing to Give It Another Go.

    I tried the Mooncup about 7 years ago. I loved the concept and was really looking forward to using it. However, after trying it for 2 cycles I found it very uncomfortable and made me sore. Maybe I wasn't inserting it properly, although I followed the instructions carefully! I...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    Reading for girls: I Have A Diva Cup...

    The first time I tried cups, i used a disposable cup. It was ok. Then one day I was at REI purchasing a new Freshette (urine funnel- check my post on it), and I saw the Diva! I am in Alaska, where everything is expensive- and this was a chunk of change (purchase it on the net...
    fairbanksmfmwife fairbanksmfmwife
    41-45, F
    Dec 3, 2011

    Okaaaay... * Guys Don't Read This *

    This cup gets you up close and personal with your veejay, like never before... Alright ladies, you know how when you're not technically bleeding anymore, but you still have the "after-juices" to take care of? Well... those after-juices isn't what we thought it was... it's not...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Apr 17, 2012

    I Use A Meluna Cup

    I have been using it for 2 cycles and it's AWESOME! I love it. i was trying to get my sister and a few friends to try them out but no go:( anyhow i only have one complaint. i don't know if it is a positioning issue but once it's in it migrates so far back i feel like i have to go...
    mommato4 mommato4
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    Do you use your menstrual blood to fertilize

    plants? http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1048645/recycling-your-period-blood-is-it-the-next-superfood
    lotusdrum lotusdrum
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    i really think these should get advertised more.

    i didnt know about them till i was 21. they are saving a lot of money and they are enviroment friendly. and most important they are safe and hygenic, i recommend them to all my friends.
    VanillaMilkk VanillaMilkk
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015
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