September 12th, 2012

my beach!

MeLuna went through wash and dry cycle!

So I have a wetbag that I use for my cloth pads, and I just emptied it into the laundry the other day, not thinking about one of my cups being in there! Oops!

I didn't realize until I pulled it out of the dryer, after going through "hot" cycles on both the washer and dryer. It doesn't seem melted or anything, and the only difference I notice is the texture seems more matte than before. I compared it side by side next to one of my other MeLunas and it definitely looks different.

Has anyone made this mistake before? Did you have any problems afterward? I'm pretty familiar with the properties of silicone, but know nothing about TPE and I wasn't sure if there's anything specific concern related to the material.

Thanks!

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Hey everyone, just wanted to ask you a few questions! This is more of a rage question; hope you don't mind :)
Why are most people so close minded about menstrual cups and also freak out when you explain to them about what they are?
-is it the "ich" it's blood factor?
-is it the "i have to touch myself" factor?

And as a interest question, Why do you think people never really hear about menstrual cups?

I was just curious because I was telling one of my friends about them and another friend came in to the conversation and asked what we were talking about. I explained about menstrual cups and the girl freaked out and then later, in a public place, yes PUBLIC with more than 15 men/boys/teens, she started publicly mocking me about menstrual cups and announced to everyone that I used one. She referred to it as "a rubber tampon I had beside my sink" (she did not even dignify it with the proper name of "menstrual cup"). It really made me upset that someone could be so close-minded and it was really sort of embarrassing but I guess C'est la vie.
fiat lux

Cup as a Gift!

I have a cis-female friend who is preparing for a couple of months of travelling (of the train-hopping variety, it appears). Regardless of her mode of travel, a lot of it will involve camping and staying in places either with little in the way of money or trashbins. She's expressed interest in cups in the past (I've mentioned mine and she works part time in a shop that sells them).

I had the thought of buying her one - however, it's not exactly like I could know what would be a good fit for her. I only know that she doesn't want a Diva (available at her shop) or a MoonCup US (for reasons involving Mooncup US vs Mooncup UK). Any advice?