March 13th, 2005

Another newbie

Hi! I'm new to this, got my mooncup a week or so ago and my period arrived today so I get to try it out! I did a dry run when it first arrived but this is more exciting... strangely. Took two attempts to insert it (went for lying down the second time, which was soooo musch easier) but I was rushing a bit. Hopefully it'll get easier because I don't fancy the lying down method in a public loo! Anyway, I'm excited and wanted to share.
mermaid with WINGS!
  • vangie

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I...

Have used tampons and experienced severe cramping.
55(29.9%)
Have used tampons and experienced moderate cramping.
62(33.7%)
Have used tampons and experienced mild cramping.
25(13.6%)
Have used tampons and did not experience cramping.
21(11.4%)
Have never used tampons.
21(11.4%)

I...

Have used a reusable cup and experienced severe cramping.
21(11.5%)
Have used a reusable cup and experienced moderate cramping.
43(23.6%)
Have used a reusable cup and experienced mild cramping.
49(26.9%)
Have used a reusable cup and did not experience cramping.
37(20.3%)
Have never used a reusable cup.
32(17.6%)

I...

Have used Insteads and experienced severe cramping.
8(4.7%)
Have used Insteads and experienced moderate cramping.
8(4.7%)
Have used Insteads and experienced mild cramping.
6(3.5%)
Have used Insteads and did not experience cramping.
14(8.1%)
Have never used Insteads.
136(79.1%)

I...

Have used an external method (pads, free-flow etc.) and experienced severe cramping.
48(26.8%)
Have used an external method and experienced moderate cramping.
64(35.8%)
Have used an external method and experienced mild cramping.
31(17.3%)
Have used an external method and did not experience cramping.
28(15.6%)
Have never used an external method.
8(4.5%)

My cramps in general are...

severe
31(16.9%)
moderate
61(33.3%)
mild
51(27.9%)
I don't get cramps
15(8.2%)
they vary depending on method
25(13.7%)

If you use a reusable cup, where is it placed in your vagina?

low
40(25.8%)
medium
86(55.5%)
high
29(18.7%)

To the best of your knowledge, where is your cervix in relation to your cup? (Reusable cup)

Nowhere near the cup
42(25.0%)
Near the cup
65(38.7%)
The cup sits aginst my cervix
16(9.5%)
My cervix is inside the cup
27(16.1%)
I don't use this kind of cup
18(10.7%)

To the best of your knowledge, where is your cervix in relation to your cup? (Instead)

Nowhere near the cup
3(1.9%)
Near the cup
8(4.9%)
The cup sits aginst my cervix
10(6.2%)
My cervix is inside the cup
10(6.2%)
I don't use this kind of cup
131(80.9%)

What kind of cup do you use?

What kind of tampons do you use?

What kind of external method do you use?