Any menstrual cup users out there??

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you use a menstrual cup?
    Lunette : (15 votes)
    7 %
    Moon Cup : (8 votes)
    4 %
    DivaCup : (66 votes)
    29 %
    Le Fleur : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Soft Cup : (22 votes)
    10 %
    The Keeper : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Ew! Neither. Tampons! : (59 votes)
    26 %
    Ew! Neither. Pads! : (21 votes)
    9 %
    WTF is a menstrual cup?! : (32 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve used the diva cup for about…three and a half years?  I love it more than words can describe <3 It did take a small adjustment period and before I realized that I wasn’t creating the right suction after I inserted it.  Once I trimmed the stem and didn that, perfect!

    I’m a bit bummed because, now that I’m pregnant, I’m going to have to buy a new one after LO is born.  But it is so, so, so worth it

    Post # 4
    Member
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this! I am going to have to try that.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lealorali:  

    @PiggehBank:  

    anybody have the time to tell me the differences between the brands? I’ve never used one and honestly its seems pretty gross BUT it sounds more natural. How common is leakage? How messy us removal? Are they disposable Or reusable? what’s the cost? Thanks In Advance

    Post # 7
    Member
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    @lealorali:  The eco-friendly aspect is really interesting to me, I have always thought there HAS to be a better way. Leave it to the bee 🙂

    Drugstore.com has the Diva on sale right now, so I thought I’d give it a try!

    Post # 8
    Member
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve only heard of Diva and soft cup (which I read about when researching diva).  I heard about it years ago, but finally got the Diva cup 2 months ago.  I’ve only had the chance to try it once, but I loved it!  I had it leak the first time I put it in, but I was ok after that.   I was only using pads before, so it was great to have my period and not feel a thing and not have to worry about changing a pad during the day. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    730 posts
    Busy bee

    I use softcup but I’m thinking of getting a diva or something because the softcups are only good for one cycle. The Diva is the one you can boil, right?

     

    I actually used to use a diaphragm for birth control but since it’s latex, the gynecologist told me I could only wash it with soap and water and only occasionally use rubbing alcohol on it, but NO boiling. I had to stop using it for BC because I had a bad reaction to the spermicide, but it made a great menstrual cup… until I left the case on the bottom shelf of a stand in my bathroom and the dog busted in there and ate it! She may have just been after the paper towel it was wrapped in but this time I want to be able to boil the living daylights out of it anyway, so I know it’s cleaner.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted “WTF is a menstrual cup??” Will someone please explain how this works?? I’m super interested.. Lol

    Post # 11
    Member
    609 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m honestly afraid that if I use it, it will somehow move and create a tidal wave of period blood in public. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Tried them, didn’t like them. I don’t have to worry about that now! I am menopausal and I don’t miss having periods at all!

    Post # 15
    Member
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissFemmeFatale:  OMG!!  I was making a call to a customer when I read this post and burst out laughing! hahah!  What a horrible image!

    Post # 16
    Member
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sablemuse:  

    @Sea_Ashley:  A menstral cup is a small flexible cup that you insert inside of you during your period. The cup catches the blood instead of absorbing (like a tampon) so it can be inserted for longer (12 hours!). When you take it out you dump the blood in the toilet (or soak it up with toilet paper) and then either throw it away (like with the softcup) or rinse and re-insert (like the Divacup). Many women like it because you can’t feel it, it can stay in for a really long time, and once you get the hang of it it doesn’t leak. You can also have sex with it in! Plus if you’re re-using, they are much more eco-friendly. Buy a box of softcups (found next to the tampons) and try it out on your next cycle. I don’t use them all the time but it’s always nice to have the option, especially for long car/airplane rides!!

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