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Anda Panda
02 April 2012 @ 06:39 am
I'm nearly 32 and on my third period since I had mirena removed. I had Mirena for the full five years and did not have a period nearly the entire time. So I really saved on tampons. When my menses started again I was like an 11yr old all over again! How does this go in here? Panic spread over me as I had to undress and squat and maneuver that bleached applicator of doom! I was worried I'd never be able to leave the house!  I was in whole foods so I picked up the diva cup 2. I'm going to be 32 in june and I had a stillborn in 2006 so I figured a 2 was the best bet. Terribly excited to get home, I dashed up the stairs and started practicing folds and washing my hands. I never managed to get it in that cycle. Amazingly enough that was the last day of my menses that cycle. So, I tossed the cup in my suitcase for my trip because I knew I would start my cycle before I got home. I got it in on the first try! I wanted to shout from the rooftops! I texted friends and posted on Facebook! I'm a convert! I know the diva cup isn't the cup for everyone, but I'm in love with mine. So, in love I sewed two new bags for my cup! My cycle was only three days long and I barely had cramps. I seriously think this is a result of the cup? Maybe. 

For everyone out there who has had a bad dry run or a tough go the first cycle, keep trying it is one of the best things to ever happen to your cycle! 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Believe_in_me: Kristybelieve_in_me on April 2nd, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Haha you're so cute. I've read several times that cramps are from the blood needing to be pushed down and out..and I think it might be true..
m03m on April 2nd, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
That's probably true, yes... and still, somehow, I haven't really had any cramps to speak off since I switched to a cup. Not sure how or why, but I'm sure happy about it.
Anda PandaAnda Panda on April 2nd, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
As I type my cup is drying in the afternoon sun! I definitely think the cramps could also be the dryness and the god knows what in tampons. I gifted my tampons today to my friend who knows she wants a cup, but isn't quite ready to take the plunge. Though the prospects of a purple lunette might bring my friend to the team.
Anda PandaAnda Panda on April 3rd, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
My partner was like really you gave all your tampons away why didn't you keep 5 or 6 and I was like why would I? I mastered taking it out in public. I just have to master insertion in public! I'm even amazed how well it dried in the sun and even looks brand new, it took on a slightly brown tinge during my cycle.

I'll have to take a pic of my cup in it's new carrying pouch! I'm actually excited for my next cycle!
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 3rd, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
I know what you mean ! :)
If you rinse your cup in cold water first, it shouldn't stain as much.