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Demographics poll

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Poll #1513398 Menstrual_cups demographis Jan 2010
This poll is closed.

I identify as:

Female
304(97.4%)
Male
2(0.6%)
Other
6(1.9%)

I am:

13 or younger
1(0.3%)
14-15
3(1.0%)
16-17
8(2.5%)
18-19
19(6.1%)
20-21
56(17.8%)
22-23
42(13.4%)
24-25
55(17.5%)
26-27
37(11.8%)
28-29
29(9.2%)
30-35
33(10.5%)
35-40
15(4.8%)
40-45
11(3.5%)
45-50
3(1.0%)
50 or older
2(0.6%)

I live in:

The US
218(69.4%)
Canada
28(8.9%)
The UK
18(5.7%)
Rest of Europe
23(7.3%)
The Middle East
1(0.3%)
Asia
4(1.3%)
Africa
0(0.0%)
New Zealand
6(1.9%)
Australia
13(4.1%)
South America
1(0.3%)
Central America
2(0.6%)
Other
0(0.0%)

About how long did it take you to use your first cup to your satisfaction?

From the first time I tried it
44(14.2%)
By the end of the first day of using it
50(16.1%)
By the end of my first period using it
82(26.5%)
By the end of my second period using it
39(12.6%)
By the end of my third period using it
34(11.0%)
By the end of my sixth period using it
7(2.3%)
Even longer than that, but I got there in the end
8(2.6%)
I can't remember how long it took
4(1.3%)
I'm still trying
30(9.7%)
I gave up on my first cup
12(3.9%)

My main initial problems were:

Difficulty with insertion
45(15.1%)
Difficulty with removal
71(23.7%)
Difficulty with it popping open
48(16.1%)
Pain/discomfort while it was inserted
34(11.4%)
Leaking while it was in
72(24.1%)
Messy removal
20(6.7%)
Other (please feel free to elaborate in the comments)
9(3.0%)

Brands! I own or have at some point owned a:

Divacup
88(28.5%)
Mooncup (UK)
23(7.4%)
Lunette
20(6.5%)
Keeper (rubber)
3(1.0%)
Keeper Mooncup
4(1.3%)
Femmecup
1(0.3%)
Lady Cup (transparent)
6(1.9%)
Coloured Lady Cup
14(4.5%)
Femmecup
0(0.0%)
Fleurcup
2(0.6%)
Green Donna
0(0.0%)
MeLuna
3(1.0%)
Miacup
1(0.3%)
Yuuki
2(0.6%)
Instead
1(0.3%)

How many cups do you currently own?

None
7(2.2%)
1
177(56.5%)
2
80(25.6%)
3
30(9.6%)
4
11(3.5%)
5 or more
8(2.6%)

The things I enjoy most about my cup are:

Good for the environment
0(0.0%)
Saving money
2(0.6%)
Not worrying about leaks
1(0.3%)
Being able to use it for sports/swimming/physical activities
1(0.3%)
Particularly convenient for my very light period
0(0.0%)
Particularly convenient for my very heavy period
0(0.0%)
Don't need to empty the cup as often as changing disposables
0(0.0%)
Feeling more in touch with my period
0(0.0%)
Learning more about my body and menstrual cycle
0(0.0%)
Being able to forget about my period
3(1.0%)
Insteads/diaphragm: being able to have non-messy vaginal penetrative sex
0(0.0%)
Reusable cups: being able to have non-messy other kinds of sex
1(0.3%)
Reducing cramps
0(0.0%)
The community
0(0.0%)

I'm currently in this community primarily to...

Figure out whether to buy a cup
1(0.3%)
Figure out which cup to buy
4(1.3%)
Get some help with issues around my cup use
8(2.6%)
Help out other people with their cup use
6(1.9%)
Help spread the word
3(1.0%)
Learn more about menstruation, the female body, etc
1(0.3%)
Keep up with cup news
34(10.9%)
Look out for a good deal on purchasing a cup
0(0.0%)
Chat with this lovely bunch of people
2(0.6%)

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