Soooo…. Tell me about this mooncup thing

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There are many different cups on the market – namely Mooncup, Divacup and Softcup. There is lots of information on Google about these three.

Anyone I know who tried a cup and got the hang of insertion has never gone back to any other method. Insertion can be a challenge, and in my case, it took my a couple cycles to get it right. Now it’s a piece of cake, and I love my softcup.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are a TON of different versions out there that are the same idea, but just slightly different shapes.  Here’s a little snip that reviews most of the major ones: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/648061.html.  It’s a little tough to get in just right the first few times, but a breeze once you get the hang of it.  I’ve never had a problem getting it out.  I can’t feel it at all once its in right and it doesn’t really gross me out.  The first few times it sort of did, but no more than a bloody tampon or pad, but you get over it pretty quick.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I ordered the lunette (cheaper and had better reviews than some of the others) there is a lot of information out there on all the different ones. Just google around and make the plunge! Insertion is not too difficult, as long as you’re okay with touching yourself. I know, sadly, some girls are afraid of putting thier fingers up there to check to make sure the seal is good.

eta: theres a huge website that other ladies go on and talk about their different cups. I can’t rember what it is (I’ll look for it) but I’m sure you can find it via google.

Post # 7
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a divacup and LOVE it! It makes me feel like I’m not even having a period. It’s a little hard to get the hang of at first, but once you’re used to it, it’s way way better than pads or tampons.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not trying to thread jack, but I am VERY interested in what the bees have to say. Any positive/negative reviews?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Pixienickie:  Woah, no reason to get defensive. I simply meant you can learn the logistics and differences – even on the company website.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

One piece of advice: get a pan for sterilising it which is used for this, and only this, purpose. Don’t be using houshold pans, now…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a divacup & hate it. I tried to use it probably 15 times, but it was always painful, difficult, and it leaked.

I feel like I am one of the only people who has had a bad experience though.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsSkeletonKey:  Just curious, did you try other brands too?  Was it specifically diva cup that didnt work for you or just cups in general?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@pinkshoes:  I have only tried the Diva Cup, so I can’t be certain if it was that brand specifically that didn’t work for me or cups in general, but I assume it is probably cups in general.

I honestly have no I idea how people are able to remove them without it hurting, or put them in effortlessly for that matter..

 

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