Just the other day, I was visiting with a friend that I hadn't seen in quite a while. We were sitting around chatting and she asked if I had anything else new and interesting going on. I thought about it for a second and decided to mention menstrual cups to her. It wasn't a hard decision, she is very environmentally conscious, supports local farmers, composts and has a small vegetable garden, buys organic where she can and generally cares about what she puts on and in her body. We have never had any problems discussing things of a personal nature and I figured she'd be interested so I let her know.
As soon as the words menstrual cup came out of my mouth, a look of unease spread across her face. It was like she thought I was going to spread my legs, pop one out, and give her a demo. I gave her the name of this site and told her she should check it out and left it at that. I was just surprised at the reaction since I've gotten more positive responses from people I thought would react more negatively.