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Old 01-02-2015, 01:37 PM
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Default Menstrual cups?

In the Chaz tradition of being very open about all sorts of things, I'm wondering if anyone would care to share their experiences with menstrual cups?

I used to think they were very much not for me, but I'm reconsidering given some reading I have done recently.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:47 PM
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I gave it a shot after reading a bunch on them.... I personally hated it. I didn't give it three months like people say to do because I couldn't keep from leaking for 3 days straight and it was making my cramps 10x worse.

So, didn't end well for me but the benefits do seem pretty cool. I switched to natural pads after that which has helped my god-awful periods be not so god-awful.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:47 PM
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I've never used them (I don't even vare for tampons, tbh...), but a coworker of mine swore by them.

That's about all I have. Lol
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:51 PM
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I will be honest, I have very little tolerance for leaking, so that has been one of my biggest concerns about them.

I *really* like the idea that they can be left in place for up to 12 hours, though - now that I'm at IPO club for full days and hiking for 6+ hours at a time, not having to figure out what to do for hygiene without a bathroom would be excellent.
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I've used them for about 2 years. I like it.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:54 PM
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I've had to use one a couple times when I had to go swimming (on very light days thankfully)... I'm not really a fan. Mostly I just ended up scratching myself trying to put it in properly and it wasn't comfortable at all (of course I was worried I'd lose it too, and was never sure it was properly in place either).

Plus it's just really messy IMO, you end up with blood all over anyway when you take it off so I still had to use a small pad... For what it's worth though, I don't use tampons either.
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Have used the Diva Cup brand the last two years. Love it. Never going back.
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:45 PM
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I've been using a diva cup for, gosh, over 4 years now.

Easy to put in and remove.
no leaking.
and yes - I can empty and clean mine twice a day. Which is awesome on dog sport weekends.

emptying them can be messy sometimes if your flow is heavy or you pull it out all wrong. But it's saw I do that about once every couple of months and I just turn on the hot water, use an excessive amount of TP and then wash up.
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Huge diva cup fan for the last 4 years. I also didn't like it at first, mostly because (and I'm really sorry if this is TMI) I just couldn't get it to open correctly. Like... it would be creased while it was inside so it would leak a little and was uncomfortable. I looked at few different ways to fold it and open it and after 2 periods I knew I would never go back. I think I have pretty average periods in terms of heavy vs light.

As far as making a mess, I do get some on my hand sometimes when emptying it, but it's WAY less of a mess than pads. I hate pads because I feel like it gets everywhere.

All in all, for me, I love that I can wear it all day without worrying, I save a ton of money not using disposables and I don't create so much waste. It really works for me.
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Huge diva cup fan for the last 4 years. I also didn't like it at first, mostly because (and I'm really sorry if this is TMI) I just couldn't get it to open correctly. Like... it would be creased while it was inside so it would leak a little and was uncomfortable.
Yeah it was my problem with it.
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