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I'm using my menstural cup for the first time!
And I freaking LOVE it!


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#26 .Jerry.

Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I've had a Diva cup for several years now and they truly are good news. original.gif

As for emptying, I only empty in the shower in morning and night.  The cup holds plenty for a normal flow.  I've only had to empty it while out once and I just wiped the cup with toilet paper.
In the shower it is easy and I just wash it in the shower and pop it back in.  

The cup is way, way better than tampons in so many ways.

#27 catnat

Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Way TMI question here.

I'm quite a heavy bleeder and have never been a fan of tampons due to getting blood all over my fingers when putting it in and out as by the time the old ones out, a new flow is coming. Wouldn't these be the same?  sick.gif

#28 KristyMum-

Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

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We spent a while trying to get pregnant this time and in the end I decided that I should buy a mentrual cup because I have quite light periods so I hate using tampons. Murphy's Law came to fruition and it arrived a few days before I got the first BFP. biggrin.gif
pad-making workshops and ordering menstrual cups can be quote good at that!

#29 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

I bought a Fleurcup ages ago and am waiting to get my period back so I can use it.

What type of fold do people find is best for insertion?

I did a C fold and it still looked quite wide. I haven't practised inserting yet.

#30 Feral Mozzie

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (catnat @ 29/04/2012, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way TMI question here.

I'm quite a heavy bleeder and have never been a fan of tampons due to getting blood all over my fingers when putting it in and out as by the time the old ones out, a new flow is coming. Wouldn't these be the same?  sick.gif


TMI warning!

Me too, and yes, you get blood envy where. I also make sure I wear a liner, as the blood that has come down while I am rinsing the cup does flow out for a little while. By I can't see any way of avoiding this?

#31 CallMeFeral

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (catnat @ 29/04/2012, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm quite a heavy bleeder and have never been a fan of tampons due to getting blood all over my fingers when putting it in and out as by the time the old ones out, a new flow is coming. Wouldn't these be the same?  sick.gif


Yup, blood on fingers is pretty much inevitable. I guess I just never found that to be particularly  sick.gif  myself.  shrug.gif

QUOTE (Angelina Ballerina @ 29/04/2012, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What type of fold do people find is best for insertion?

I did a C fold and it still looked quite wide. I haven't practised inserting yet.


I don't know what it's called, but I saw a video with a sort of fold that bunches it all in to a point. I use that.

QUOTE (Madeline's Mum @ 29/04/2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone recommend a good brand? How do you get the right fit? I've been interested for a while but the whole mechanics of it scare me a bit...


There is a lady on youtube - menstrual cup lady or something? I think if you put into youtube she comes up pretty early. She's got brilliant videos, some on folds, and one on the different types of cup, the sizes, the textures, the differences, etc.


#32 D-nuts

Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (Madeline's Mum @ 29/04/2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone recommend a good brand? How do you get the right fit? I've been interested for a while but the whole mechanics of it scare me a bit...


I watched a bunch of youtube videos to decide which brand to get. I ended up going for a lunette because i liked that it looked a bit stiffer and more likely to fit me comfortably. I do like it but think that the silicon is a bit too stiff. I'm hoping that it will soften up a bit after a few more uses.




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