Holly
31 May 2012 @ 10:29 pm
It has now been almost 4 days since I first tried a menstrual cup.  The DivaCup to be exact.

I'm a Murphy's law kind of girl so I figured nothing would go right for me and my money would have been wasted.  I just knew I would have to convince my husband that I needed to buy name brand after name brand of cups and then finally find out I would never be able to use a cup for some bizarre reason.

Alas, no.  Today, after only 3 days, I did NOT leak AT ALL!!!!  Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. 

To quote a friend that recommended cups to me: 
It has revoluntionalized the BLEEP out of my period!!

I'm also a sharing kind of girl.  I have told clients, friends, co-workers, and random people about menstrual cups.  Shout it from the rooftops.  I ALMOST told the girl next to me eating crab legs at the casino.  I didn't because my husband would have been mortified.  If he hadn't been eating his crab legs so yummy and enjoying our date night so well, I would have looked over at her and said, "I no longer hate my period....and that is thanks to a menstrual cup."

I am a success story!!  Sleeping, OMG sleeping with it the cup is just heaven.  No more waking up to gushing and worrying about my underwear and the sheets.  No more sleeping like a mummy on my back just to wake up sore and even more tired. 

I sleep however the hell I want to now.  Seriously, why am I 33 years old and just now making peace with my period?  Oh well, better late than never!
 
 
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
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okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on June 1st, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
That is so great!!! I'm really happy for you!!</p>

I too have found great relief and joy since using the cup!!! I have a small blue Fluercup and a large red Fleurcup. Both which fit me perfectly. no leaks for me either ! And bedtime? No tampon plus pad plus long pantiliner vertically behind the end of the pad! My first 2-3 days I'd have to wear a pad AND a tampon during the day as well as at night. Ack! Then after that just not heavy enough for a tampon so just a pad it was.

Like you, I'm Soooo relieved to be free for pads and tampons and LEAKS!!!

LOL about almost telling the girl there!!! I want to tell everyone jut not sure how to bring it up. I've only mentioned it to a few people it as far as I know they haven't taken me up on the suggestion yet. This this is freaking amazing! I want to tell every woman about it!

My husband has been supportive about it but honestly he's done hearing about it lol.

So glad you've found such a match with the cup! It's so amazing!! I wish Id switched sooner!

chamekkechamekke on June 1st, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience! It's terrific to hear that it's gone so well for you :-)

I admire your willingness to talk to others about it. I must admit I'm reluctant to bring it up, even though I want to TELL THE WORLD, mainly because I fear an 'ewww' response. But maybe this wouldn't happen that much in reality.

If you ever feel like posting another post re: your experiences with that, I'd bet a lot of us would love to hear about it. I'd really like to know how you approach it and what works best!

P.S. I'm in my late forties and got my first cup this year, so I know what you mean about 'why didn't I discover this wonderful secret sooner?' ;-) But hey, even if the 'pause hit me tomorrow it would totally be worth it. Menstrual cups really are amazing ♥

Edited at 2012-06-01 06:31 pm (UTC)
n0m_de_plum: Rufus Sewelln0m_de_plum on June 8th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about the sleeping!

I even did the dirty hippy thing for a while and just bought a dark towel to free bleed at night. Was necessary because tampons would never last long enough, and pads mostly leaked as well and would always result in horrific chafing. But even then waking up in the middle of the night with sticky thighs is uncomfortable. With the cup it's so much better.

Edited at 2012-06-09 12:00 am (UTC)
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