Thoughts on the menstrual cup?

What do y’all think of using a menstrual cup instead of pads/tampons? Pros and cons. I just ordered one but still nervous to actually use it when it arrives.

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I wanna try it so badly. I have super light periods now cuz of my iud so tampons hurt and I personally can’t do pads, they gross me out. A couple of my girlfriends said they will never go back.

It’ll change your whole outlook on your period. I’m glad I made the switch

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They are the BEAT THINGS EVER!!! I’ll never wear a tampon again!!!

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I personally dont like it but know a lot who do so just try it :slight_smile:

Arent they messy? The whole idea freaks me out

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Love it! Environmentally friendly, long lasting and you never have to worry about running out in the middle of your period!

Not a huge fan but I personally have heavy periods so it’s too messy for me.

My personal opinion is that they’re gross.

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Other than i wish it held more there a game changer. I have 2 were pads with it bc i have a blood disease that make my periods horrible. I used 2 go through 2 40 count boxes for each cycle and a pack + of pads. I go through maybe 15 pads now and its a whole lot simpler. Word of warning keep your nails cut. I scratched myself and put my thumb nail through it.

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I think it’s absolutely disgusting

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:raising_hand_woman:t2: Diva cup and absolutely don’t regret it. I read a lot of reviews on different brands before buying it. Can’t believe it took me so long.

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I had it leak on me. No clue what I did wrong. It was super frustrating. I was not at home so I had to use a tampon also which was the only thing I had in my car.

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I love them. Tampons were very uncomfortable and even painful at times. They don’t need emptied nearly as often as tampons need changed either so you don’t really have to worry as much about them

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I loveeeeeee mine. I use both the silicone reusable one & the soft cup disposable…

If the stem is too long you can cut it or flip the cup inside out.
There is definitely a learning curve, wear a liner/pad as back up until you’re comfortable with it.
Look up different folds to try which one fits you best.
Good luck!

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I love it for sleeping or just around home or town but I cannot use it at work. I do a lot of up and down squatting at work and find it shifts from all the movement and I’m worried about it leaking

I hated them
Looked like a murder scene every time I had to empty it

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I bought one and wanted to love it so much but it was horrible for me and felt like torture. I ordered the “small” size against all advice and despite having two kids it’s still a nope. I know people love them and I had such high hopes. I do use cloth pads and love those. I wish I never would’ve even used traditional pads to begin with. They are soo much more comfortable.

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Absolutely love menstrual cups. Takes a bit of getting used to - I suggest using them at home for a few days if possible while you get used to placing them, or if it’s not possible, wear a pad for the first few days. I’ve had many different cups and they’ve all been good in different ways. For example if you have a low cervix or your cervix moves down low during parts of your period, there are some bulb shaped ones that can fit better, but if your cervix is high they are extremely hard (though not impossible) to place correctly. I tended to use my normal shaped one at the beginning and end of my period but in the middle when it’s heavy and my cervix is low, the bulb shaped one is more reliable.

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You’ll never get toxic shock from it and it’s more environmentally friendly! Good on you. Also following. :slightly_smiling_face:

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