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Hey guys, just wanted to share this quick story: I was an all-day work function yesterday, and started my period unexpectedly. I wasn't prepared with my Diva, and asked my friend if she had anything I could use. She gave me a tampon (it was so sweet--she was apologetic that all she had was a tampon as she knows I use a Diva, but I assured her how grateful I was for the tampon because beggars can't be choosers, you know?). When I took it out later, it must have taken my NuvaRing with it, which I didn't notice until right now. I checked the Nuva website and apparently this is somewhat common. I (not to mention my partner!) am so irritated. I am waiting for my next month's ring to come in the mail, so we have to use condoms until it comes AND for a week after that, all because of a darn tampon. 

Also, tampons are way, way more uncomfortable than I remember them being. I could feel it when sitting, when walking, the whole time. Nothing at all like my Diva, which feels like, well, nothing. I am definitely never going back! Thanks for letting me share!
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hingenthingent on June 1st, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Right! Lesson? LEARNED.
honeybee81 on June 1st, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Oh I hear that! lol. My cervix is SUPER low during my period, so I never could push tampons up very far. They always had to sit low, just inside, pretty much. Otherwise, they woudld go slightly behind my cervix and not do any good in absorbing. And they would irritate my urethra, particularly when I was sitting... And when I removed it. At least until they filled up with blood, then they would soften. But for the first hour or two, they would be rigid, and very uncomfortable. Cups on the other hand can hug around my cervix, and they are squishy and bendy (especially ladycup). And when I flip them inside out, I can't even feel them at all.
hingenthingent on June 1st, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I'm totally cringing in recognition! Nice description--that's exactly what it's like! Oh cup, how I love you.
elizabby: Cup iconelizabby on June 1st, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! Since starting with my cup nearly 3 years ago I have NEVER used a tampon again! I'm never going back to that dry scratchy feeling and dangling strings! Lunette forever!

hingenthingent on June 1st, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Exactly! {raises fist in solidarity} Viva la Diva!