I'm a undergraduate anthropology student at Georgia State University and a huge fan of this site. I'm doing a short class project on alternative health systems, etiologies, and practices and I'd like to include some of your word and/or opinions if that's all right with you. I'm really fascinated by this community and how it contributes to menstrual cup usage and alternative approaches to understanding menstruation.
If you're interested in discussing, here are some of my questions:
How did you find out about menstrual cups, and what was your initial reaction? What motivated you most to try using one?
Do you relate using a menstrual cup to another alternative lifestyle practice, such as environmental sustainability or alternative conceptions of women's health and fertility (for instance midwifery)?
Has using a cup changed your conception of menstruation, whether just learning about yourself/your body, or menstruation as a biological occurrence, or how menstruation is conceptualized in our/your culture?
Have you promoted or suggested menstrual cups to family or friends since beginning to use one?
Obviously this will be anonymous! I will not mention the name of website or the community in the project or anyone's usernames especially. Participation is voluntary, and feel free to PM me if you don't want to post publicly. Write as much or as little as you like. If you have anything to add or critique, please do. I am open and eager to all opinions, viewpoints and considerations.
Thanks so much everybody! I look forward to responses!