November 29th, 2005

Death II
  • scien

oldish post needs attention

hi, apologies for the mild irrelevance :/

But I'd like to draw your attention (particularly elettaria! you there?) to the poll posted a while ago and the comments it generated. Unfortunately this was while LJ was being spacky and not sending email notifications.

But yep, I'd love more comments/feedback please! and then we can have the poll to end all polls.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/menstrual_cups/392108.html?nc=13

The subject of menorrhagia is actually bothering me a little. About 50% of us seem to fit the technical definition, yet only a maximum of 10% have the symptoms. Is the official medical figure (80 ml or more) wrong? I'd also be curious about why the results were so unlike the figures quoted in the websites I linked to - We seem to bleed a lot more. Did the doctors who decided on that figure get it wrong? Was the poll just crap? Are we perhaps not very representative? if you bled less than 30ml, I guess you really wouldn't need to use a cup... etc etc.

Talk to me :)

:)

so today i seriously spent a good amount of time with my cup and my vagina. i've been impatiently waiting for my damn period to come and it FINALLY DID. hell i blew off class so I could go home and toy with it.

and my thumb still hurts!!! and after all my attempts, i only got it in ONCE, and it didnt even pop all the way open... let me tell you, i somehow managed to get blood splatter all over the place because the damn thing kept slipping out of my fingers and popping open as it was sliding in...

But this is how I got it in, on my one succesfull attempt: I sort of leaned back and had my pelvis out. It made it really easy to access things! So I did that, and had one leg propped up on the bath tub. I cannot get the damn thing in me at all if i'm sitting on the toilet, but standing up or having one leg propped made a huge difference. I realise that for whatever reason I have the most luck with my left hand squeezing the cup, like at top, even though my left hand is not dominant, and then switching hands as it goes in, because I need more control on the bottom of the cup. Anyway, I had always thought that I should squeeze it in, and then twirl it to get it to pop, but i could not twirl the damn sucker to get it to pop open. so, on my other try, i turned it as it was going on and it made it so, so incredibly easy and painless to get it in me - all the other times i could FEEL it - and i was shocked at how quickly it moved, i didnt even realise what i did until later! Maybe that's what you guys have been talking about when you say to turn it, am I just stupid? :)))) But yeah, I couldnt get one side of it unsquished :( good thing i have no problems with getting my fingers bloody... I decided to remove it and try again... i can't imagine cutting off the stem, i dont know i'd get it out, because the stem certainly came in handy!! Anyway it sorta hurt to pull it out, but not as bad as I had anticipated. I tried to get it in the same way after that, but by that point, my hand was cramped, and my girl bits were sore as hell, so I gave up. I shall try again tonight :) but damn you, wont you pop open!!!!

anyways, in celebration of being on my period and almost successfully using my cup, i baked a cherry pie, and it was yummy, and made me feel better :)