April 10th, 2012

Just got the nuvaring!

Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, but don't worry I've still been around(:
ok, I am completely confused :S I started my period today, and I should put my ring in (for the first time ever) right? That means I'll have to use it with my MeLuna, so do you make sure that the ring is outside of the cup every time you insert your cup? That's my best conclusion, if the ring were to sit in the cup that would completely compromise the effectiveness of the birth control am I right?!
Sorry for the stupid questions.. :/

Okay, I'm sold!

I'm halfway through my first cycle using my Divacup, and I am officially a convert!

Yesterday was my heaviest flow day; I would overflow an overnight pad in 2 hours, or more recently, go through a super-plus tampon in 3 hours. I emptied my cup every 6 hours, and that was mostly paranoia - it wasn't quite half full yet. Today I would need a new super tampon every 3 hours; the cup was only half full after 8 hours. And absolutely no leaks, even overnight. I'm calling it a win.

I agonized over whether to buy a cup or not; $30 and up is a lot of money for me. I finally went for it when I realized that if I could make it work it would pay for itself in 3 months; money saved by not having to stockpile tampons. I wish I'd had one of these years ago; it would've saved me so many tears of frustration and upset, not to mention worry about whether I would be able to buy enough each month...

I'd also like to say how thankful I am for this community; without the comprehensive info and advice gathered here, I probably would've been too discouraged to even try. So thanks, everybody!
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Comparison?

I have a small lunette that I swear by. I don't know what I did before my lunette, but I can honestly say I wouldn't live my life without it. (I'm that Occupier who's worn my Lunette on overnight shifts, through evictions, and during marches.)

I spent last weekend in NYC and my cycle ended. When I came back, I thought I'd lost my Lunette. Happily it was a false alarm, but just to be safer, I bought a back up cup. (Meluna, cyan, medium, stem) I have the money and I'd rather have back up than be caught without, you know?

I'm just curious as to the learning curve between cups. Does anyone have any advice?

buying a fleurcup

  Hey guys. I recently stumbled across this website, and have been intrigued. haha. I've decided to get a small green Fleurcup (thanks for all the tips!) , but the only problem is I don't have a credit card. Anyone know if I could buy a Visa gift card at the store and use that to pay for it? I'm going to be working at a summer camp all summer, and using a cup would be ten times easier than using pads or tampons. Thanks! :)