January 20th, 2005

bleed

starting a revolution

I just got my DivaCup today! I live in a dormitory, so when I got to my floor, several friends were in the lounge watching the protesters on C-SPAN2 and they invited me to join them. "I'll join you soon, but I want to open my package."
Mike: "Open it here. Is it food?"
Me: "Actually, it's a menstrual product, so you probably don't want me to open it here."
Mike: "Oooh, I want to see what it is!"

So I opened my envelope in front of him, two other men and two women. I showed the cup to the women and explained it to them, and they thought it was hella cool. I've so far showed it to and/or discussed it with 8 women on campus, and one ordered her own after a quick AIM conversation. And two friends from high school are probably going to get their own also.

I'm so proud of myself for talking it up to my girlfriends. I kind of got a reputation in high school as That Girl Who Always Talks About Menstruation, and I'm glad the reputation has carried over to college. Anyway, I'm off to shower now and practice inserting my cup. My period should come on Wednesday, and this is the first time in the 8 years since I've been menstruating that I can't wait for Aunt Flo to come!
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