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22 April 2009 @ 02:07 am
I was inspired by eversochili's post and decided to write a little about how I feel since becoming a cup user. I guess you can say this is an introduction too, since I never did a formal one. So, hi there! This community has been so helpful and I am really grateful for all of you as well as the tons of guidance on here!

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. :)
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kaitlinkaitimae on April 22nd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
AMEN! I don't know how I first heard about cups either, but I'm sure as heck glad I did. I used to hate my periods too, since I have a fairly heavy flow. I start PMSing usually about a week before I get my period, and in the past, I would just spend the week dreading my period coming.

Now, I still get PMS a week before my period, and I'm still kinda cranky and tired all the time. BUT, the big difference is that I now spend the week delightfully anticipating my period instead of dreading it! I can't wait to use my cup every month!
blookie_doo: colored pencilsblookie_doo on April 22nd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
I have a fairly heavy flow too, and that is exactly how I feel the week before mine. My crankiness is curbed by happy anticipation! :)
hmmeversochili on April 22nd, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
hooray for celebration!!!
blookie_doo: colored pencilsblookie_doo on April 22nd, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
*dances* I am all about that! :)