Saráh (whimaway) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Saráh
whimaway
menstrual_cups

Successfully mastered insteads and wrote a wiki how-to article

I used an instead softcup for the first time on my last period, and just wanted to share that I had a very positive experience. Insertion went well, and it never leaked, even during sex. Success! :) Removal was pretty dang messy, but for clean period sex, who cares? (I definitely wouldn't want to change it in a public bathroom through. Blood all over my hands lol.) I used one cup for my whole period and then threw it away--how long y'all generally reuse these out of curiosity?

I wrote a wikiHow article on how to use these. Please feel free to read and critique. (If you are so inclined you can edit it yourself too.) Also thanks to Melissa for making an awesome video that I embedded in the article. :)
How to Use an Instead Softcup

Also I'm trying to come up with all the reasons that a cup could leak and put them in the tips of my article about using reusable menstrual cups:
Troubleshooting for Leaks

Can anyone think of any more reasons?

P.S. I made a lil instead icon:
Tags: icons, instead, links, papers/articles/pamphlets, sexual activity, success stories
Subscribe

  • Pain from cup opening?

    Hello everyone, I've been using a lunette small for some months now and it does its job pretty well,but there's a problem. Sometimes, a couple of…

  • Low cervix + upside down acrobatics

    Hi all! I would like to ask if anyone else has similar problems than I do. I have used my Lunette 1 and 2 (nowadays only the size 1) for 7 years now…

  • Leaking/cup recommendation?

    Hi, I’ve been using a keeper moon cup off and on for years but always gave up because of leakage. My cervix seems medium-high, I’m 40 and have had…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 14 comments

  • Pain from cup opening?

    Hello everyone, I've been using a lunette small for some months now and it does its job pretty well,but there's a problem. Sometimes, a couple of…

  • Low cervix + upside down acrobatics

    Hi all! I would like to ask if anyone else has similar problems than I do. I have used my Lunette 1 and 2 (nowadays only the size 1) for 7 years now…

  • Leaking/cup recommendation?

    Hi, I’ve been using a keeper moon cup off and on for years but always gave up because of leakage. My cervix seems medium-high, I’m 40 and have had…