Menstrual cup/disk

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What have you used and did you like it?

    No to both

    Used the cup liked it

    Tried the cup, did not work for me

    Used both, liked both

    Did not like disk, liked the cup

    Did not like either one

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    @lauralaura123:  There’s no option for just having tried the disc and liking it, which has been my experience. I use the disposable ones by Softdisc. I actually first started using them when we were trying to conceive naturally to keep everything in after doing the deed, but it took us many cycles and we moved on to IVF so I figured I’d try the discs for my period and I never looked back. I love how easy they are and how I don’t have to change them as often as tampons, and they don’t dry me up. There’s also a reduced risk of TSS. 

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee

    Dumb question but what’s period discs??

    And with the diva cup, what happens if you do handstands? Does the blood all go back into the uterus?

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Diva cup doesn’t work for a lot of people. I think because it’s such a long cup. Try to Google “Put a cup in it quiz” and take the quiz there. It’ll take in to account your activity level, cervix height, etc. I love my cup. My awful cramps have virtually disappeared and it almost feels like I’m not on my period. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I love my Flex disks, but haven’t tried their cups. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

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    @lauralaura123:  Not difficult at all! The pubic bone is easy to feel and a lot further forward than I’d previously thought… I was a bit worried about it, too. But you just push it all the way in, and once it’s past the pibic bone, you make sure it’s up behind it. It honestly tucks away mostly on its own once it’s fully inserted. Taking it out can be a bit messy, but only to the extent that you’ll definitely need to wash your hands afterward. It’s pretty easy to hook your finger under it to get it out. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I bought my cops on amaazon. It came w four and it had two large and two small and a case to carry it in.  I have already lost a small cup in my sock drawer I’m glad it came w two. I have already had a kid and I didn’t need the large one. I love me cup! I have a very heavy flow and I bought to take it w me to Cancun late January. You do need to get the food into a c to stick it in and I don’t just pull mine out I make sure to grasp it a certain way where there isn’t any suction while pulling out.

    as I started I had a really heavy flow and sometimes I leak a bit bit nothing compared to before. Now I use ooanty liners with my cup on heavy days 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve tried many cups and I love cups but they always leak for me. I have also been experiencing recurring yeast infections that start during my period, so I have been wondering if it is connected to the use of a cup. I just started using discs for the last few cycles and they were leaking too until I followed a youtubers trick where I use my muscles to pull it into place and haven’t had any leaks yet for this current cycle. I think I’m really starting to love Flex discs.

    I have had one child and have the paragard IUD. I also have endometriosis and have a very heavy flow, if any of that matters.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    I use Diva cups and have for nearly 10 years now. I’ve never tried other brands simply becuase I’ve always been really happy with Diva, but if that shape doesn’t work for you there are many brand options. It took me a little while to get used to inserting and removing it (there are a few different methods for insertion and I find the “punch down fold” by far the most comfortable), but now it’s very comfortable to do both, usually mess-free, and I basically never have leaks. The only leaks I’ve had are very minor, so as long as I wear black undies during my period that’s not a concern. (I feel comfortable wearing a bikini with it, but I’d probably opt for a dark color just to be safe.)

    I love that I only have to think about it twice a day (empty and wash in the morning and at night), I don’t feel it once it’s in, it’s more reliable and comfortable for me than tampons, plus it’s environmentally friendly since it’s reuable and chemical free. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

    I have a mooncup and have been using it successfully for 7 years, I love it. I feel like there’s no period to worry about, I’ve found in less cramps using it 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

    I love the diva cup!  There’s 2 sizes–if you’ve never given birth, and if you’ve delivered vaginally.  Give it a try!  It will not get stuck.  If you got it in, it will come out.  There’s a little part to pull it out with.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee

    I have used both, and I much prefer the cups.

    I have been using cups for about 3 years now. I was right out of college when I bought my 1st one, so I was on a tight budget. I ended up buying one of the cheapest ones I could find on Amazon (I think it was $10-$15), and it has worked great!

    There is definitely a learning curve, but once you figure it out, you won’t want to go back.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I’ve been using menstrual cups exclusively for… just did the math, and it’s 17 years!! I had the Keeper for a couple years early on and then have used the Divcup since 2005. Leaks are rare and it’s so much more convenient. I guess I only had about 5 years of menstruating using pads and tampons before that, so I barely remember that was like, but the odd time I’ve had to use a tampon in a emergency has been so unpleasant in comparison. I would never go back! I highly, highly recommend all women give menstrual cups a try and see if they work for them. There is a bit of a learning curve and I know a couple women who’ve decided they ultimately weren’t for them, but most who I know who’ve tried it have loved it and stuck with it long term. 

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