Anyways, I went to Walgreens earlier tonight and I found that they were carrying the Instead brand. It comes in a pack of 14 disposable cups. I bought them just because I wanted to try some kind of cup out to see if they would work. I just put it in about a half hour ago. I have no idea if I put it in correctly. It is very comfortable though. I don't feel like I have anything in there. I put a pantyliner on just in case there was some leakage. I hope I inserted it correctly! Anyways, tonight will be my trial run and I will see how it pans out in the morning. I really hope this works well for me! Wish me luck! If it works I will be doing backflips, because I hate tampons and pads!
Also, if this Instead brand works, I would be interested in buying a non disposable brand. Earlier in my post I said that I was interested in the Small Lady Cup. I like it mostly because of the colors. I am kind of weary about buying it online and the overseas shipping. I wish that I could go to the store and just pick one up. I can if I get the DivaCup at Whole Foods Market.
I usually have a pretty light period flow. It is heavier around the 2nd day but it's not that heavy. I usually only have to change my regular Always pads 2 or 3 times a day and not because they get full. Sometimes my pads get full on the 2nd day of my period.
I have also had surgery called a LEEP where they removed part of my cervix. Would that make a difference in choosing a cup?
Also I am 26 years old, and I don't have any kids. The gynecologist usually has to use the small tools when I get a pap smear because the bigger ones hurt when they put it in. One of my doctors also said that I have a small vagina.
Sooo, what cup would you guys recommend for me?
Edit: Also, what do doctors say about using menstrual cups? Do they think that it is healthier than pads and tampons?
Another question that I have is why don't more stores sell the cups, and why are most of them sold overseas?