Post # 1
I saw another thread about periods, and it reminded me.
While I formerly used tampons, I made the switch to using a mooncup about 6 months ago and I am never going back. It feels sooooo much better than anything else, you would hardly believe it. Heck, I often forget it’s in there (sometimes 15+ hours without removing it), which is fine, because there is no risk of TSS or dryness, and it’s very rare to have any sort of leakage. While it takes some getting used to, and is a bit more messy, it’s also much healthier, and environmentally friendly to boot! No more chemically soaked cotton up there for me!
What do you bees use?
Post # 3
i have the arm implant so i dont get a period
Post # 4
Other. I use divacup which is very similar to mooncup.
Post # 5
@Orion: no period here! My LoLoestrin BCP has stopped mine completely.
Post # 6
Well I use the Diva Cup, which is the same type of thing as the moon cup.
I used tampons before, which were fine. Pads are EVIL!!!! Never never never would I wear pads by choice.
I love the cup I would NEVER go back to tampons! I can leave it in longer, there is no waste, I don’t have to ever buy tampons, it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your body, and it doesn’t dry me out down there.
Post # 7
I voted other, I use softcup (same idea as divacup/mooncup)
Post # 8
I use “sea pearls”, aka sponges that you stick in your ladyparts similar to a tampon except made from a natural non-bleached material, more eco-friendly, and no risk of TSS!
Post # 9
I use pads. I freaking hate tampons. I have never gotten used to the feel of them, and I hate sticking them in. Bleh.
Post # 10
@Orion: I’ve been using DivaCup for the past 2.5 years ! It was such a relief from the pads/tampons that didn’t suffice and tampons had always leaked. The cup has changed my ”period” life for the best, lol ! And, I’m also doing my part for the environment. 🙂
Post # 11
@Orion: How about changing mooncup to just cup. That way people are not thrown off by the brand name.
Post # 12
@Sassyfras27: I’ve never heard of those! Where can you buy them?
Post # 13
I use …NOTHING ! I no longer have my period due to a uterine ablation (sp?) .. TMI ahead..however, when I did receive my period, I used pads. Overnight pads. About 1 an hour. Couldn’t use a tampon becasue I would leak, so I would have to use a tampon plus pad. My period was beyond horrible, heavy and lasted for a minimum of 10 days, hence, the ablation. Life is wonderful now. I no longer have my period at all. Some slight signs along with discharge, but only noticeable after wiping. I still get PMS though
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Depends on the day of my flow. Heavy days I have to use a tampon and a pad. Medium to light days just a tampon or liner. Spotting days just a liner.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Tampon girl, but I ordered a DivaCup yesterday actually, it should be here by Monday when I get my Implanon put in. I bought it just in case I’m one of the “lucky” girls who get near constant spotting with it.
Post # 16
@MrsNewDay: I buy mine on Amazon, but I’ve also seen them at the hippie-dippie grocery store. You sanitize them after your period is over in hydrogen peroxide and can use them for ~6 months. The only thing is that it is kind of awkward if you are changing it in a public bathroom and don’t have another one, so have to rinse it out in the sink… I can’t imagine how someone would react if they walked in to a public bathroom and saw me squeezing blood out of a sponge, lol! They do seem to hold more liquid than a tampon though so I rarely have to change it while i’m at work.