I didn't research all the gazillions of available cups. the only ones I knew about (before joining this community!) were the insteads, the keeper, and the diva cup. I knew I didn't want disposable and I liked the idea of silicone better than latex, so I decided to get a diva cup. went to their site expecting to order it online or something, and found out they sell at store locations, ok, let's see where they sell them in my area... turns out one of the locations is the health food store a friend of mine works at! so I gave her the money and asked her to pick it up, she was supposed to come over YESTERDAY but called and said she was sick and wold get it to me sunday :P
I chart fertility, and my peak day was 13 days ago. last cycle I had a 13 day luteal phase which would mean, um, today would be the day. but previously I've had 15-16 days so I might not get my period until this weekend. I'm kinda hoping for that.
oh, and not that it matters, but I'm a mom of 4, my biggest (and most recent) addition coming out at a whopping 11 lb 6 oz, so I'm not too concerned about this even though I've only rarely used tampons in the past. I switched entirely from disposable products to cloth pads (all homemade by me!) after my second kid was born, so this isn't really going to pay for itself, I just wanted to try it out. my husband dropped a bunch of $$$ on classic shaving supplies so I decided to spoil myself a bit :) don't get me wrong, I love my pads, I just have heavier days I'd like a bit of extra security on.