Post # 31
- Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse
I have a lady cup…it’s based in Europe. I love it so much. It fits perfectly and does not leak unless it’s full. I’ve tried the diva cup and I hated it. It leaked all the time and slipped out. The lady cup comes in pretty colors and in two sizes. It takes about a month to get it in the mail if your in the US. I use menstrual cups because I hated tampons and pads and they always gave me bladder infections. When my girls start their periods…they will be using menstrual cups too.
Post # 32
I’ve been using the Diva Cup for about a year and a half. Love love love. I’ve saved so much money. It took a couple of days for me to get the hang of insertion, and so there was some leakage, but now it’s pretty much second nature. Way more comfortable than tampons, and it feels cleaner, too. I boil mine every month and wash with soap and water when I empty it (which is usually in the shower).
Post # 33
I just started my third cycle with my Diva cup. Honestly it’s been pretty awesome. I have ruined less pairs of undies with the cup, tampons were awful for that.
I still leak a bit, but it’s usually always user error. Like oh shit, I forgot to make sure it actually sealed correctly, or oh shit I didn’t put it in the correct angle. I’m still learning but it’s been a great experience so far.
Also, I have hated my life a lot less when I’m on my period now. This morning I was kind of like “oh hello!”, insert Diva Cup, go on my merry effing way. lol
Post # 34
Wow all you ladies have inspired me to try also!
Post # 35
I have used a Diva Cup for the past 7 (yes, seven) years, and have recently used a new cup as I received it for $1 for a review on Amazon (Anigan Evacup). I love menstrual cups, and found that moving from the Diva to the Eva has been a breeze.
Will never go back to tampons or pads!
Post # 36
ABusyBride: I’m sad because the link didn’t work! I just got off my period and it was hellacious. I HATE tampons haha my cup should be here tomorrow! I’m really excited to get it in and do a dry run before my next cycle. If I don’t like it, I may try the Meluna. I’ve seen realllyyyyy good reviews for them! So glad you like it 😊
Post # 37
I can’t wait to use mine next week! A few months ago I had switched to sponges. I loved them, but they didn’t hold up extremely well. You get over the “gross-ness” of it pretty quickly and you’ll realize how much of a waste tampons are!
Post # 38
sexymama118: Yes! You’re such a good mom! My mom only ever offered me tampons. I was trying to explain last week what a cup was and she was horrified. She can be a bit snooty like that haha I’m so happy you found one that works for you! At first I didn’t realize how many options were, but I was thrilled when I found out! I just didn’t think the Diva cup was for me.
bbbria: I’m so glad to hear you’re happy with it! I rarely if ever leak with tampons. I do hate the worried feeling I might though. I’m praying I won’t leak with a cup other than user error!
FutureMrsHitBee: haha Well I’m glad to hear it can become more second nature! There’s nothing second nature about sticking bleached cotton inside myself- way more hopeful for the cup haha
Sasha2011: Yes!!!!!! I haven’t gotten mine in yet, should be here tomorrow. But I will let everyone know how it goes haha definitely do your research! There’s an overwhelming amount of information and options out there if you look for it. Yay for one more person making an eco friendly switch! You’ll have to update us with how it goes!
nikkiibee: I saw that brand and a few others. The prices seemed really good but I wasn’t quite sure as I couldn’t find that many outside source reviews. Good to hear positive feedback on such!
Post # 39
liverightnow: I’m not grossed out by normal bodily functions so I should be okay. Really glad to hear you like them! What are sponges??
Post # 40
Okay y’all, just kidding.
My cup came in this evening and I just now saw it. As I said, I ordered the larger Lena cup because I have really unpredictable periods- sometimes heavy sometimes super light. I was pretty worried that I was going to receive something the size of a mixing bowl, especially after I saw the size of the larger Diva cup at the store. Thus, I’m extremly relieved that its size is not too intimidating. When I fold it, the top part is about the same size if not smaller that a super plus tampon. It also seems a lot shorter than the Diva cups I saw at the store. I will say it’s firmer than I expected, which may be a good thing. The body is a good bit softer, while the rim is pretty sturdy and thick. I haven’t had a chance to boil it yet so I will report back tomorrow, hopefully with rave reviews about how easy it was to open and how comfortable it is. All in all, I’m really excited! It’s like I’m in fourth grade all over again hahaha 😂
Post # 41
My first cup was a Keeper, but for the past two years I’ve had a Diva Cup. Menstrual cups are one of the greatest inventions ever. My period is sort of average with days 2 and 3 being the heaviest, but even then I usually insert it in the morning and don’t bother with it until I get home in the afternoon.
They are a bit tricky to learn to insert those first few times, but once I got the hang of it there was absolutely no turning back. At first emptying and cleaning it seemed a bit gross, but I soon got over that. By comparison, tampons are just plain dumb. The last of the box of OB that I had from years ago I keep in my desk at work . . . just in case, but I haven’t used one in years.
If you haven’t tried one, do it. You won’t be sorry.