I've been lurking here for a few months and finally decided to take the plunge and give the menstrual cup a try. I went to a health food store, picked up a Diva Cup and have been making the transition as a tampon user for the past 11 years to a cup... experiencing a variety of small successes and huge failures along the way.
I was first introduced to the cup a few months ago when my friend casually brought it up (squicked out of course) during a conversation about God-knows-what. Although I had an "EWWW GROSS" reaction, I remained curious and continued to look it up and do research on it. A few weeks after that a girl in an ONTD thread started raving about them, gave me a little bit of information and piqued my interest even further. Around the same time I made a post on my own journal asking if anyone had any info and I was told to check out some LJ communities (which is how I found this comm).
Anyway, I've been documenting my first experiences with the cup on my Livejournal.
Post 1: My Night With a Diva and Post 2: Her Cup Doth Overflowed. Feel free to leave comments here or there with advice... or just to laugh at me. Either is welcome =D I'll be making additional posts throughout the rest of my cycle.
WARNING: I cuss a quite a bit in my personal journal... and that first entry has a brief paragraph making fun of the ghoulish looking employees at the health food store I went to.
Oh! And the "Jenna" I refer to in my post is my old, fat Labrador.
I'm looking forward to being a more active member of the comm instead of a lurker. From the looks of things, this appears to be one of the friendliest communities on Livejournal.