08 June 2008 @ 08:12 am
There are several videos on www.youtube.com about menstrual cups.  "How to" insert and remove a cup.  Don't worry... they use a champagne flute for illustration purposes.  There are also rude and gross ones that I encourage you to ignore.

Nearly all of them use a UK Mooncup for illustration purposes and what I've noticed is that Mooncups really POP open!  There's one video in which I'm surprised it didn't break the glass when it did.  Now that I've seen the difference, no wonder so many on this list love their Mooncups.  They seem super easy.  No struggling or repeated stirring.

EDIT: 8 June 08 -- Many thanks to sweetrush for the revised Mooncup capacities!

I have deleted my concerns regarding the erroneous numbers on this post and the size/capacity chart has been updated as well.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on June 8th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Those figure are inaccurate. I measured all the cups myself (sorry, my bad for not having collected the info into one post yet, but you can find them all listed here) and the differences are much smaller than that.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on June 8th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
No problem. There are definitely differences, they're just not that huge!
Kai: pic#74324509kuradi8 on June 8th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Huge? No, I didn't mean to imply that. They're not.

My point was that I'm impressed at how WELL UK Mooncups POP open.

The capacity on the chart was "too low" -- which may have scared people away from selecting them. The corrected numbers hold a good amount. If I'd had the correct capacities sooner, I would have bought one myself.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on June 8th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah I've noticed that from playing around with my collection, too.

I keep meaning to actually try them when on my period, but I tend to be grouchy enough that I don't want to try anything too new...
angelicalangieangelicalangie on June 8th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Moon cups rock, I almost disappointed I will be infrequently if at all having periods (I got the contraceptive implant done).

They really do pop open, they are so comfy I forget and I mean forget that I haveit in period. It is sooo nifty. thank god I got one.
This is the new shit.new_shit on June 8th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
My Diva Cup pops too, but just not when it's inside me.

One time I was trying to put it in, and I had just taken it back out because I couldn't get it to open, and then it POPS and blood splatters on EVERYWHERE! XD