September 10th, 2009

  • kuradi8

Cup Dream

Phew, what a weird dream just before I woke up this morning.  I dreamed I'd been arrested and was in one of those holding cells you see on TV with a dozen others and a toilet plunked along the wall... no walls, no curtains, no privacy, no nothing.  Not only did I have to go but I had to empty my cup in the dream.  I was relieved to have such an item in the dream instead of having to ask the guard for a disposable -- and now that I'm awake (and slogging though my first cup of coffee) I'm still thankful that cups actually exist and that I use them.  Funny, even in the dream the reactions of my cell-mates were realistic.  A few huddled together muttering, "Nasty!" but I could tell that the majority were intrigued -- whether they asked me about it or not.  :o)
Okinawan Paradise

DivaCup size 2

I hope this is allowed. If not, please let me know. This is a DivaCup, used about 4 or 5 times. I will be sterilizing it. Nothing wrong with it, it's just not for me! :)

$14 (includes shipping) and has the pouch that it came with, too.
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Thank You!

Thanks for all your advice and congrats! You girls are so nice! I was hoping to become an active member of the community, but all in good time I guess! I'll keep reading posts and learning from other people in the mean time.

I want to try, but...

Alright, I had a friend start using the DivaCup a few years ago.  She loved it and told all of her female friends about it, and I was quite intrigued, as I really hate the "conventional" ways of dealing with your period.  I still haven't figured out how to use pads without leaking and find them highly irritating, but tampons aren't always an option for me.  For some reason, after using tampons for a couple days, my vagina gets really sore and swollen, eventually to the point where I am unable to insert a tampon.  I don't have nearly as much problem with OBs, but there's still some swelling and pain.   I tried Instead cups for a spell two years ago, but found them difficult, uncomfortable and messy, and had a lot of trouble with them leaking.  I may still have one or two lying around, though, and if I do I'll give them another shot since after reading some posts here I may know the problem I was having.

Anyways, I guess the biggest thing deterring me from trying a reusable cup has been fear of having this problem again.  I'm not too worried about since I think it was because of the absorbency of tampons, but I wanted to see if anyone else has this problem before investing.  Of course I'm trying to figure out what road to take when it comes to brand, but those questions seem to be getting answered quite adequately elsewhere.

By the way, I'm 20, not a virgin, and I live in the US (which as I'm seeing limits my options somewhat).

Thanks all :)