September 2nd, 2004

look down green

Hoping for a little advice

I have been investigating the possibilities for alternative menstrual products for 2 months now. I have become completely fed up with tampons, and am determined to be more environmentally conscious across the board. I had recently decided to get The Keeper, but I have not yet made the plunge. After reading through much of what you all have to say about it, I am now uncertain whether I should go for the DivaCup or The Keeper. From what I've read through in this community so far, many seem to be more for the DivaCup. I'd love some input/advice. Also, if anyone could recommend the best website to order from (including organic cotton pads), I'd be most appreciative.

Thank you in advance.
Red dress
  • gemfyre

OW!!

Okay.  I took my DivaCup out in the shower, like usual.  I grabbed it the same way.  But it seemed the suction was stronger than usual. Rinsed it, had my shower. Put it back in.

Sat down at the computer.  Felt like I needed to to pee and poop, felt the base poking me (stem is cut off).  Went to the toilet.  Peed a tiny amount, nothing else.  Felt around for where the cup was.  Near the entrance, bright blood on my finger.  So I pushed it in a little further (like I've also done before).  And all of a sudden, PAIN up my right side.  I think I popped an ovary or something (just kidding).

I just took out the cup (lots of suction again, the holes are clean!) and have a pad on for now.  I'll try again in the morning.

Anyone have an idea of what might be up?