if it works as well as it seems it's going to, i plan to tell every girlfriend i have about cups! why don't more people use them????
of course, my only slight fear/question is:
i bought some pads (which i haven't used for years) to wear the first days i use the cup while i have my period, in case of leaks. when/if they leak, do they leak like a tampon or do they, well, dump out all of the blood? if so, would a pad be able to absorb it all? i can't imagine that they could leak that much, it would be tragic and hugely embarrassing . . . just want to check so i know what to plan for.
also, what do you do if you need to change it in a bathroom stall? how does that work?
also, cleaning - you have to boil it post-period, correct? (for the silicone) . . . but during, can you wash with soap and water?
thanks! again, i think i'm going to love the cup, seems amazing thus far!
ps - thanks for everyone who applied to my post with advice about which kind of cup to get - i read a lot of posts and settled on ladycup in a size small - i'm 33, no children, thin, with light flow. it seems to fit well. i bought directly from ladycup - may be a bit more $, but they offer free exchanges if you accidentally bought the wrong size . . . .