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25 March 2008 @ 10:07 pm
Hey everyone!

THis post doesn't really have much of a point, except to say that I am so very excited about the fact that menstrual cup use seems to be growing in popularity!

When I first got my diva cup over a year ago, i came to this page pretty much every day to pick up little tips and tricks. I've had almost no problems with my cup, so I haven't been back in a while. Well, right now, I should be studying for a midterm, so I'm obviously surfing the internet, and I see that there are 2 new brands of menstrual cups on the market! I think this is awesome, as it seems to me that manufacturers must be thinking that they can break into an expanding market.

Since I've started using a cup, I've convinced 4 friends to buy one, just because I'm always talking about how amazing it is. (especially the first few months. I was soooo happy not to be using tampons/pads/panty liners anymore) And it seems to me like I come across people who know what menstrual cups are a lot more often than I used to. This is a big deal to me, because a year and a half ago, I had never even heard of menstrual cups!

Anyway, this is basically just a lot of random gushing, but honestly, it pleases me to no end to see more women considering more eco-friendly (and body friendly!) menstrual products!!

naja00 on March 26th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
yeah i wish cups were more popular in Australia. People look at me like im very strange when i mention my diva. Some of my younger friends say things like, why dont you just use a normal tampon? Just because i take a little longer in the bathroom cleaning my cup as i would changing a tampon in the toilet. My friends in their 30's understand its value to me but never seem interested in buying their own. On the plus side my doctor loved it and asked for the website i ordered it from for other patients to buy :)
Kelly Holdenkelly_holden on March 26th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
Part of the problem in Australia is that unless you want the Keeper, you have to send away overseas for it, which means you need to have either paypal or credit. And I think buying the Keeper locally works out to about $70, while I paid $48 (I think, I bought other stuff) for my Lunette.
Dina Clare: bitemelintilla on March 26th, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
$70? Buhhhh?

That's freaking ridiculous. D:

*paid something like $43 for her Mooncup to be sent to Australia*
Kelly Holden: Captain Shortkelly_holden on March 26th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
I did some poking around, and one site seems to offer them for $50, and there was one on eBay for $45. I'm pretty sure the first time I saw one for sale on a local site it was definitely $70, but the most expensive I can find now is $65 + $5P&H.
Dina Clare: lol lallintilla on March 26th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
That's still ridiculous, considering the strength of the Aussie dollar!
Kelly Holden: RainbowOzkelly_holden on March 26th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
Not to mention $5 domestic postage for a teensy rubber cup? Leastore only wanted $3 P&H before I added the other stuff to my order, from Finland.
Dina Clarelintilla on March 26th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
Hell, Mooncup shipped mine from the UK for FREEEEEEEE!
naja00 on March 26th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
oops i turned this into a cups in oz discussion :)
Weaves: dc: cass: i'm a busy busy girlweaverandom on March 26th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
But a good one!

I bought my mooncup UK for about $50 three years ago, and I had a tragic accident (left it in sterilising solution too long -- ew, melted silicone!) and just replaced it last week for $40. And then I got carried away and bought a Femmecup for about $32 including P&H too. NEVER GETTING CAUGHT AGAIN -- god tampons are awful if you've used a cup.

When I bought myfirst one there were only three options -- Diva, Mooncup or Keeper. I was so excited to come back to this community and find EIGHT varieties. I hope they catch on SUPER BIG!

My 17-year-old sister is intrigued, but not convinced. I'll get her yet.
naja00 on March 27th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
i got my diva from for $30 incl p&h. are any of u ladies from Perth? cos i dont know of anyone here thats even heard of menstrual cups.
4forrie on March 26th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
my two sense
i just wanted to add... YAYYYY!!!

i too get so excited to watch this site and hear these comments... it's funny, when i walk through the aisle in the grocery store i notice i keep my ears perked for an opportunity to arise where i can help other women find the cup alternative. i live near the ASU campus and just know there are women wanting something else but don't yet know... we'll get to them all yet.

it's a great thing! thanks for the not pointless post. it's neat to see others get excited too. def something worth getting excited about.