July 25th, 2003

book and coffee

hello, etc.

hello, i’m new here and have been seriously considering getting a mooncup since someone on my friends list posted a link to their website (just have to get the money put aside).

i have a question, though: i have been suffering from vaginismus and vaginal pain off and on for about the last ten years, to the point where i am only rarely able to have intercourse. i am in therapy for the problem (which seems to be entirely psychosomatic), but in the meantime, i am concerned that inserting a menstrual cup will be too painful. i currently use no-applicator organic cotton tampons, and i am able to get them in with some minor discomfort - obviously it is minor enough that i can tolerate it in exchange for the greater comfort and convenience of tampons vs. pads. i am willing to try because of the money-back guarantee, but it would put my mind at ease to hear if anyone else with vaginal pain problems has had success.

incidentally, and somewhat off-topic, does anyone know if lj has a support community for vaginismus and/or vaginal pain/vulvodynia? now that searching by interest doesn’t pull up communities, they are very hard to find without posting to community_quest.

thanks, and i look forward to being a part of this community. :)