January 19th, 2010

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The Pill

I've been taking hbc, without lapse, for about ten years. Not for pregnancy prevention, but for debilitating cramps that would send me to the ER for a pain shot. That was when I was 20, now I'm 30. I really, really want to stop taking these synthetic hormones.

I'm hoping that the cup is going to help with this, Collapse )
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How can I tell if I've got a good seal? I can't feel around the cup very well, but in the front its kinda smushed agains my pubic bone, would this affect the seal? I try to pull down a little and it doesn't have much give, so I figure that would be a good indication? I got a lunette and its my first time using it.

two things!

1. I know it's absurdly random, but does anyone know when femininewear might have medium melunas in green again, or if that's somehow inaccurate?  I was delighted to see they now stock the larges in green and about to order when I realized the medium green wasn't on that list.  ugghh

2. I gave my mom my diva cup a few months ago cause it never fit me right.  it didn't quite work for her until last week I gave her some tips and told her to try it again, and she got it working!  and now she loves it :)  I'm so excited for her :D

that's all :P

Today I grossed out my entire class

... Which is only made up of 10 people. Still, it was funny. My teacher, who is 28 just became a mom, so I offered to exchange some interesting links with her. When I was choosing them, I also decided to tell her about menstrual cups. She was really interested. Fast foward to today. She told in class that if we search online we might find new interesting things, and asked for my permition to talk about menstrual cups. I quickly explained what they were, how to use them, even drew a sketch. Everything was fine until I mentioned that you don't throw it away during the cycle. The whole rinse and re-insert grossed them out completely and one of them (who was in her 40's can't blame her for having some misconceptions) said it was totally unsanitary.

My reply? "So you're saying that it's better to get TSS from a tampon or sit in a bacteria-infested disposable pad than use a cup?"

She said it was... grrrrrrrrrr