Asha (tenlegspider) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Asha
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A lot of women here believe that using a menstrual cup has made their periods lighter/shorter/easier. Mine has definitely become lighter and less painful since I got my Mooncup. I don't like to say it was the cup, but I've been taking the same contraceptive pill I'd been on for two years already when I got the cup and my diet, weight and level of exercise haven't changed a lot so it's a good contender.

In the interests of being more scientific I want to find out what proportion are having easier periods vs. those having more difficult ones (although as mostly satisfied cup users we're a biased sample). If you've just had one or two periods where you've noticed a difference, wait a bit before voting. If you've experienced a change that's likely to have been due to something else, like starting hormonal contraception, please sit this one out.

Volume of blood could be a difficult one since disposable protection makes it look like there's more, but I have much less blood now than in my first few cycles with the cup, so I've included the question.

Poll #1135467 How has your period changed since you switched to using a menstrual cup?

Length of bleed

shorter
66(42.6%)
no difference
70(45.2%)
longer
5(3.2%)
don't know
14(9.0%)

Volume of blood

less
22(14.3%)
no difference
55(35.7%)
more
4(2.6%)
don't know
73(47.4%)

Pain and discomfort

less
100(64.9%)
no difference
39(25.3%)
more
9(5.8%)
don't know
6(3.9%)
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