bugsmckenzie (bugsmckenzie) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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I cleared half the room

I'm a facilitator for an lgbt youth group and yesterday during a topic of what its like to be a girl, I brought up menstrual cups near the end of the discussion. Before I could really say anything, half the room got up and left. True story.
At first I thought it was hilarious but then it made me feel kinda sad that they were so disgusted that they wouldn't even hear me out. The few girls that remained were intrigued by what I had to say but either I had already mentioned it to them or they already knew about cups. I knew I'd gross out a couple girls but I didn't think they'd flee like roaches when the lights came on. 
I'm trying not to let it bother me since its they're own issue with the topic but I wish could explain to them that cups aren't as scary or nasty as they think.  

I know a few people on here have brought up cups with friends or family but has anyone tried talking to group about it? And how did they react? 
Also does anyone have any suggestions on how I could bring this up again without getting such a strong of a reaction?
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