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20 February 2008 @ 04:21 pm
Here's to day 1 with my cup :]

I woke up this morning and was greeted by good ol' Aunt Flow. I had originally planned on only using my new cup (Mooncup UK) after school until I could get used to it but I figured I'd just dive right in. So off to school I went! I was sort of nervous and kept going to the bathroom to double check. There never were any leaks!

I emptied it when I got home, in the shower in case it was messy. I got it out with a punchdown kind of fold and I got very little blood on my hands. Pouring the blood out did gross me out a little, but it's something I am willing to get used to.

As a user of super plus tampons, I was surprised to find that it was only 1/3 of the way full. I rinsed it (the holes were pretty easy to clean) and that was that!

As a side note, this is my one year anniversary with my period (didn't get it 'til I was 15). What an appropriate gift to myself! :D

I'm very happy with my purchase and am definitely bringing this on my trip in March. I'm still going to bring tampons for backup but I really don't think I'll need them.
godsinstrumentgodsinstrument on February 21st, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
WooHoo! So glad to hear that. :D You'll be thrilled with having it all going fine when you go on your trip, I'm sure!
thatsmealright on February 21st, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Autumn Sylverautumn_sylver on February 21st, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
"Pouring the blood out did gross me out a little, but it's something I am willing to get used to."

Yeah, you'll get used to it. Don't worry :)
It grossed me out a little at first too, but that's probably because you're not used to seeing it like that, if you're used to using pads or tampons.
The reason it grossed me out is that anything slimy or snot-like grosses me out anyway, no matter what it is.
thatsmealright on February 21st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Yea. I guess it was just not quite what I was expecting lol!
cryingcat613 on February 21st, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Be careful. On my first time, I felt like I finally had it down on the third day or so. Next month? No clue whatsoever. It's been a year since then and I'm still having problems sometimes with getting it to seal, keeping it from leaking... Take enough tampons that you will be okay if you have problems.
thatsmealright on February 21st, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm still going to bring backup :] I'm excited but I am still a little nervous. I had a small leak today so... :/
ladycontentladycontent on February 22nd, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I'm happy to hear that it's working so well for you. Similar to what someone said a few posts earlier, my first month with my cup was fabulous... not a single leak. I thought I was a cup pro!! The next month, I had some issues. Not to discourage you or anything, because perhaps you're a pro already. I just encourage you to bring some back up like you mentioned. You wouldn't want any minor malfunctions ruining your trip.

I'm sure it'll go perfectly for you though. Good luck!
thatsmealright on February 22nd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm having a little leaking today, so I guess we'll see. Nothing more than with a tampon though. I'm gonna have to figure out how to balance changing though...hopefully the sink will be in with the toilet.