I was really fascinated by the blood, though. I feel that when blood is on a pad or tampon, it works like a stain - something dirty that needs to be hidden in any way possible. With a translucent cup, the blood was a presence in itself - something to celebrate if I wanted to, and certainly not something to be ashamed about! Seems like I have a really mucousy flow though, 'cause I had a string of mucous from body to cup both times I've emptied it so far. And apparently the blood settles in three layers - clots at the bottom, liquid blood in the middle, and something transparent(mucous?) on top. Boy, there's so much I never knew, and I thought I was in touch with my body!
I'm wearing a light pantiliner, which doesn't seem to have collected much. But I guess due to the mucous, I feel myself leaking a little just after I put the cup in. Anyone know how to tackle that? I'd really love to get rid of pantiliners altogether, but washing stains out of panties sucks :P.
Let's see how tonight goes.
I'm so totally excited and really, really happy with the cup. No chafing on the outside OR inside, I can hardly feel it there.. life is GOOOD. :)