(Closed) Tell me about your menstrual cup! (Possible TMI)

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you wear a menstrual cup?
    Yes and it's the best relationship I've ever had beside my SO. : (33 votes)
    70 %
    Yes and it was like a traumatic hellfire. I may never be the same. : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Yes and it was okay, but don't see what all the hype is about. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    What the heck is a menstrual cup?! : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

    I have the Skoon cup. I wanted something a bit more environmentally friendly. I think I got a bit confused with the size, because I got size 2, and I’ve never had children. I’m not so crazy about it because for me, it stil leaks. Sometimes worse than other times. it will take some practice getting used to. If it hurts a bit, try a wee bit of KY jelly…

    Post # 3
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    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

    I have the Diva cup. It’s a bit of a learning curve but once you learn how to use it, it’s amazing. I have the copper IUD so my periods are heavier and they last 10+ days. On heavy days I end up emptying the cup 2-3 times a day. But thats only like 2 days in my cycle. All other days I can empty every 12-24 hours when I take a shower. I still wear a thin pad incase it overflows but that doesn’t happen nearly as often as it did when I wore tampons. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  BeachBaum17.
    Post # 4
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I have the lily cup which is actualyl collaspable. I had the luna cup but i could never get it to seal right.  I got an IUD a year ago and my periods are a lot lighter but they are a few days longer (basically just spotting for a full week) and so i switched to the lily cup over the summer and i LOVE it. I love being able to keep it in all day long and go about my day. it makes it so much easier! I never had a kid so i got the smaller size and I find that if i wash it and then put it in (while it is still a tiny bit wet) it helps it go in easier.  It does take some getting used to about putting it in properly but I think it is deff worth the change! The only time I have bought tampons since I got it over 6 months ago was when I was at 6 flags and it was crowded and gross in the bathrooms so i didn’t want to take it out and put it back in and I got a small box of tampons and that’s it.

    Post # 5
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    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I have the Lena cup and LOVE it.  I never had any issues with it not sealing.  The first time I took it out to rinse I kind of made a mess but you learn to get it down.  I was also super intimidated to put it in but it was fine.  I love it.  I love that there’s virtually no leaking.  I love that you can wear it all day.  I love that you can’t feel it.  I love that there’s no waste.  I love it and I know you will too.  My advice to you take it out at home or maybe even in the shower first time.  

    Post # 10
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I have a Lunette and I love it it’s so much easier to deal with than tampons  just take it out twice a day in the shower lean it and put it back in. That being said as PP have mentioned there is definitely a learning curve with these when I first started using it it took a bit longer than expected to get it in and out

    Post # 11
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    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I have a Lena cup too! In fact, I have it in right now! This is my third brand of cup. They all have their pros and cons, but I like this one. I have the small size and even on my heavy days I only have to empty it like 3 or 4 times. It might take a few cycles to get the hang of it, but I’m sure you’ll be fine!

    Post # 12
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    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I use the divacup And I absolutely love it.

    Whatever-cup, just make sure it’s a menstrual cup!!! 

    Love love love!!!!

    Post # 13
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    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

    I use instead softcup because they are cheaper and disposable, but I use them for multiple cycles because I wash them out really well. There is a learning curve, to be sure, but I regularly wear them for 8-12 hours regularly with no issues, even on my heaviest days. This is coming from a girl who used to bleed through maxi tampons in an hour and flooded overnight pads in 30 minutes to an hour. I love them and the best thing is you can wear them during sex, although I wouldn’t recommend it on heavy days because it will cause leaking, but during lighter days I have used it and he didn’t even know until I told him afterwards! I have thought about trying a more sturdy cup, but honestly I still have most of a box left (my second box in 3+ years) and I like not spending the money, that’s why I switched in the first place! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1773 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love my diva cup! It feels sort of weird at first. Not the actual product inside you, but the process of getting it in and out, washing it, etc. Now it’s a piece of cake. I would never go back. Tampons are dumb as hell. No more awkwardly getting to a bathroom with a tampon stashed on my personal, or not having one. No !more soreness after the last couple light days with the tampons needing to get takennout while not full.

     

    It is seriously the best!!!! I save money and it is econfriendly. As a dog owner I don’t have to worry about dog stealing the dirty tampons and dying either.

    Post # 15
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    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Love my Lunsettle cup! I thought it was EXTREMELY comfortable! Not gonna lie, it was certainly messy so be prepared. I can’t use it now because I just got an IUD and I’ve heard I can’t use the cup with it. I’m not looking forward to going back to tampons and pads. 

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