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menstrual_cups

Demographics poll!

We're at 3400 members, I think it's about time we did one of these. I'll try to do them every now and again, maybe twice yearly or at every 500 new members or so. We'll see how it goes.

With thanks to the sextips mods from whom I pinched some questions.

Answers will be viewable to community members. ALL questions can be skipped if they do not apply or you would rather not say. Poll question nitpicking is welcomed and will be taken on board, but I would rather keep discussion here focused on the content so I may screen the exchanges if they get too long.

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Poll #1209049 Demographics: June 2008
This poll is closed.

I identify as:

Female
421(98.6%)
Male
3(0.7%)
Other
3(0.7%)

I am:

13 or younger
0(0.0%)
14-15
5(1.2%)
16-17
15(3.5%)
18-19
39(9.1%)
20-21
54(12.6%)
22-23
77(17.9%)
24-25
63(14.7%)
26-27
46(10.7%)
28-29
32(7.5%)
30-35
63(14.7%)
36-40
22(5.1%)
41-49
12(2.8%)
50 or older
1(0.2%)

I live in:

The US
298(69.6%)
Canada
41(9.6%)
The UK
30(7.0%)
Europe
31(7.2%)
Asia
3(0.7%)
Australia
17(4.0%)
New Zealand
3(0.7%)
Africa
0(0.0%)
South America
0(0.0%)
Central America
1(0.2%)
The Middle East
3(0.7%)
Other
1(0.2%)

About how long did it take you to learn to use your (first) cup to your own satisfaction?

I've not yet managed
48(11.4%)
From the first time I tried it
70(16.6%)
By the end of the first day using it
66(15.6%)
By the end of my first period using it
105(24.9%)
By the end of my second period
53(12.6%)
By the end of my third period
55(13.0%)
By the end of my sixth period
9(2.1%)
Even longer than that, but I got there in the end
5(1.2%)
I can't remember how long it took
11(2.6%)

My main initial problems were...

Difficulty with insertion
14(3.5%)
Difficulty with removal
30(7.4%)
Positioning the cup inside and/or 'popping open'
46(11.4%)
Messy removal
15(3.7%)
Leaking
28(6.9%)
Pain/discomfort/chafing while it was in
22(5.4%)
Other (please feel free to elaborate in the comments)
6(1.5%)

Brands: I own or have at some point owned...

A small Divacup
175(41.5%)
A large Divacup
42(10.0%)
A small UK Mooncup
38(9.0%)
A large UK Mooncup
10(2.4%)
A small Lunette
10(2.4%)
A large Lunette
12(2.8%)
A small Keeper
10(2.4%)
A large Keeper
2(0.5%)
A small Keeper Mooncup
15(3.6%)
A large Keeper Mooncup
0(0.0%)
A small Femmecup
0(0.0%)
A large Femmecup
1(0.2%)
A small Lady Cup
7(1.7%)
A large Lady Cup
5(1.2%)
(cont in next question)
0(0.0%)

(continued)

A small Miacup
0(0.0%)
A large Miacup
1(1.5%)
A small Pinkcup
0(0.0%)
A large Pinkcup
0(0.0%)
Insteads
60(89.6%)
A diaphragm (which I use for catching menstrual blood)
1(1.5%)

If you have used more than one cup, which did you most like? Feel free to elaborate on your experiences in the comments.

The Divacup
58(39.5%)
The UK Mooncup
35(23.8%)
The Lunette
25(17.0%)
The Keeper Mooncup
9(6.1%)
The original Keeper
9(6.1%)
The Femmecup
0(0.0%)
The Lady Cup
9(6.1%)
The Miacup
1(0.7%)
The Pinkcup
0(0.0%)
Insteads
1(0.7%)
Diaphragm
0(0.0%)

Which cup(s) sadly didn't make the cut above? (again feel free to tell us more)

The Divacup
29(31.9%)
The UK Mooncup
3(3.3%)
The Lunette
1(1.1%)
The Keeper Mooncup
0(0.0%)
The original Keeper
7(7.7%)
The Femmecup
0(0.0%)
The Lady Cup
1(1.1%)
The Miacup
0(0.0%)
The Femmecup
0(0.0%)
Insteads
34(37.4%)
Diaphragm
0(0.0%)
I switched sizes within the same brand
0(0.0%)

The things I most enjoy about my cup use are...

Good for the environment
1(0.2%)
Saving money
0(0.0%)
Not worrying about leaks
0(0.0%)
Being able to use it for sports/swimming/physical activities
1(0.2%)
Particularly convenient for my very heavy period
0(0.0%)
Particularly convenient for my very light period
0(0.0%)
Don't need to empty the cup as often as changing disposables
2(0.5%)
Feeling more in touch with my period
0(0.0%)
Learning about my body and my menstrual cycle
0(0.0%)
Being able to forget about my period
1(0.2%)
Insteads/diaphragm: being able to have non-messy vaginal sex
0(0.0%)
Reusable cups: being able to have non-messy other kinds of sex
0(0.0%)
Reducing cramps
0(0.0%)
The company and support of fellow awesome cup users
0(0.0%)

I'm in this community primarily to...

Get some help with my cup troubles
17(4.1%)
Help out other people with their cup use
6(1.4%)
Help spread the word
4(1.0%)
Learn more about the female body/menstruation etc
10(2.4%)
Keep up with the exciting new developments currently underway
26(6.2%)
Chat with this lovely bunch of people
5(1.2%)
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