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25 June 2008 @ 11:14 pm

I've had a very happy cup moment and figured I'd share it with you lovely ladies!

I was talking to a friend of mine who I've known for AGES (since 2nd/3rd grade...we graduated high school last year) and got to talking about our monthlies.  I've told other friends about my cup and cloth pads and they've all reacted in disgust.  But, this friend didn't!  She asked how it worked, what it was made of, how do you clean it, and such then googled it!  I was so excited!  She's worried about the size, but I'm planning to chill with her sometime and she'll definitely be seeing mine if it's not in use!

So far, I've basically gotten my mom to convert (just waiting for a convient time money-wise and she needs to decide which cup) and possibly this friend :D

Just out of curiosity's sake...anyone have any good conversion stories?
neurotic_orchidneurotic_orchid on June 26th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
I think I've convinced a couple of online acquaintances in different communities to try menstrual cups, but I haven't had as much luck in my RL. I've been working on my sister, but she's unfortunately far from interested. Boo. :(
ollivander on June 26th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
I got my sister to buy one. My friends would think it's icky :(
bomega on June 26th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Exactly opposite for me...My sister would think its icky :(, but I converted a friend :D.
crystal: marriedtothesea.comjust_a_spark on June 26th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
I've been telling everyone about it and I got one friend at work to get one and another friend who's heard about them but never talked to anyone in person about them, so she said she's totally convinced now. yay!
Ellie Mentalagenda on June 26th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
I bought one for a friend for a Christmas present (with her permission) and another friend bought one because we'd both had good experiences. My family hasn't been nearly as open.
Jennnakedfaery on June 26th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)

I've converted quite a few friends, and also converted my aunt who likes it because she gets really heavy menses.
Dina Clare: gay invasionlintilla on June 26th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Does my girlfriend count? XD

If my mother still had a uterus, I could probably convince her it was a good idea, too.
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on June 26th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! Wish I could have converted my ex-girlfriend, she once woke me at 4 am to say that she'd just come on and would have to go back to her flat as she bleeds like a stuck pig. I offered her the spare tampons I had in the flat but they weren't heavy-duty enough. As I stood blearily by the door to say good-bye, I said, "Is this a good time to sing the praises of small, bell-shaped silicone objects?"
Blondieblondeamazon on June 26th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
I love the last line in your comment mostly because I can imagine myself doing the exact same thing. :)
Dina Clare: dinasorlintilla on June 26th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)

Desiree was really reluctant at first, but then she saw how much I liked mine and decided to give them a try. We save soooo much money now that we don't have to buy pads and tampons (they're especially expensive here, too).
Katherineburiramtourakom on June 26th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Converted two friends. :)
Kai: pic#74324509kuradi8 on June 26th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I've told at least half a dozen friends -- especially those with daughters. Three are "interested" but not converted (yet.)

PS to the OP - Do you keep Bettas? So do I. Recent addition: a Double-Double-Ray named Chow Mein.
to_wong_foo on June 26th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
I do! I only have one right now as moving back and forth between college. That's my boy, Wong Foo!