When I was a little girl, I though the female body was something beautiful, and that the menstrual flow should be celebrated instead of discouraged. How awesome that our bodies can change to be able to give birth! A few years into my period, however, is when the cramps started...and the bloating, and the general crankiness. Tampons were becoming a bit of a nuisance and I hated the fact that I was throwing tons away each month! When ever I ended up in bathrooms without trashcans and had to flush one, I felt terrible imagining it would clog a pipe somewhere and sewage might flood because of my carelessness. When I first heard of a cup, I was somewhat put off and mostly confused. I had no idea what in the world it was...but somehow I became really intrigued by the idea of it. I wanted to know more about it, and that of course led me here.
Having a cup feels like freedom. I'm not constantly checking the clock, scared of leaking, or chastising myself for forgetting enough tampons for the day. I'm not doubled over in bed with cramps and headaches (that was a NICE surprise!!) Heck, I like having my period now! Like many of you, I look forward to it. I've stopped seeing the flow of my body as a nuisance and begun to really appreciate it again. The flow of the female body is an absolutely beautiful, natural thing to be celebrated. :)