(Closed) Menstrual cups yes or no?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


I bought a Diva cup a few years ago from a friend’s reccomendation and I will NEVER go back to traditional tampons and pads!

They hold for 12+ hours
You don’t have to worry about TSS from tampons
Heavy flow?  No problem – change it after 6 hours!
Know that light period time where you want to wear a tampon for protection but it is all dry and scratchy coming out?  Yeah, none of that with these things!

I work 10-12hr shifts.  Even on my HEAVIEST days, I put it in before work and I don’t take it out until after work.  I get NO leakage, but I still wear a thin pantyliner just in case.

After your full cycle, you boil it in a pot of water for a few minutes to completely disinfect.  During your cycle, I wash mine out in the sink or shower at each changing. 


Post # 4
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Before I got an IUD I was using them! Totally recommend them. Completely worth it, and they are also environmentally friendly unlike pads and tampons (which can clog up your toilet as well).

Post # 5
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I posted a thread a couple weeks ago about finally ordering one after being convinced by some bees! I asked for tips and such and when I got it…a thousand times better and easier than I could have ever imagined!! They work great and they’re comfortable. Get one! 

Post # 6
855 posts
Busy bee

Yes! I thought it was gross and weird until I tried one.Its awesome. I keep trying to convert my sisters but they think the same thing that I used to.

Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@nearly-mrs-R:  I must be the only person in the entire world who tried it and hated it 🙁 I had a major panic attack and passed out in the bathroom at my house–alone– when i couldn’t get the thing out of me!! i thought I was going to die. Everyone else recommends them so I must suck 🙁

Post # 8
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh my, YES! I have been using the Instead Softcups for over 10 years exclusively. I will NEVER go back to tampons. I am thinking of getting a Diva Cup this week because I hear they’re even better.


Post # 9
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Chapssstick:  What?! Just squeeze it a bit and pull. It comes right out!

I love mine! I just wish I knew about them years ago! They’re the best thing since sliced bread.

Post # 11
1502 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nearly-mrs-R:  btw, do NOT forget about it on the stove when boiling!  Yep, learned that the hard way.  All the water boiled out and the thing caught on fire and deposited flakey ashes all over my kitchen and living room!!  I’m lucky I didn’t burn the house down.  Not my proudest moment!

Post # 12
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

What brand do people reccommend? I’ve never tried one, but now I’m interested.

Post # 13
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Love it!  I’ve been using Instead cups for 3 years or so now.  I think they’re supposed to be single use, but I rinse and reuse mine through one cycle and then throw it away.  Maybe one day I’ll decide to purchase a more permanent style, but this method works for me!

Post # 14
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Love mine. My dog is a trash can tampon thief but I wanted to stop flushing them, so I switched to DivaCup. It’s pretty great.

Post # 15
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I use Instead Softcups and will never go back to pads or tampons. Pads are like wearing a diaper and marinating in your own juices… tampons dry me out and are uncomfortable (which I never realized until I knew there was a better way with cups).

Post # 16
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Chapssstick:  Lol, I’m scared of this too, which is why I never even considered a cup. However, it’s so expensive buying all those tampons so perhaps I should give it a try.

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