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09 April 2012 @ 07:40 pm
I've been lurking in this community ever since I first heard about cups.  ( this also my first LJ posting woohoo) Having always had period problems - you know irregular periods, extreme cramping, heavy flow the whole nine yards-  I'd figured I would just have to suffer through things like leaks, pad rash, pads not "Fitting" well since I am plus sized, tampons that I didn't trust, plus the expense of disposables and their effect on the enviroment. Things got even worse when my living situation changed and I had to deal with a grandparent going through my bathroom garbage can.. I'd never been yelled at for bagging up my feminine products and such before and I kind of felt like my privacy had been violated.. plus eewwwww....

Anyway.. I lurked here for a few months did some research and ordered a large Lunette Selene..
CUPS WHERE HAD YOU BEEN FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS! WHY DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT YOU SOONER!

My cup has been one of the best investments in my life so far. No leaks, no smell, no waste, and no embarrassing moments when it comes to my garbage can! I love how it can go into it's pretty blue bag and live in my purse close to my cycle starting that way it is there when I need it! Also, it is so nice to be able to go to a friend's house or to the BF's house and not put disposables in the garbage or have to "Baggie" them up. As it is I may have converted a friend of mine to the ways of the cup simply based on the fact that it is good for the enviroment and does not burn a hole in her wallet.

Thank you so much for giving me the information I needed to make the switch. I can now say that I do have a "Happy" period
<3
 
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on April 10th, 2012 10:32 am (UTC)
don't forget that 10 years ago there weren't even any Lunettes. I think there were divas, mooncups and keepers.
because of this i don't really wish I had found out about cups sooner - there's no way i'd have used a diva or keeper as a 12 year old.
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on April 10th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
True, it definitely would have turned me off the experience if I had to use those huge cups. There is no way they'd fit and be comfortable.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on April 12th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yay for cups! I have never been able to understand grandparents who look at your old feminine products in the waste basket. I would feel violated too. But with cups you won't have that problem anymore. It may drive the grandparent nuts though lol. Which a cup would be perfect for.
lil_foxy_88 on April 13th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
It is perfect. and yes I understand cups are nothing like they were ten years ago. It was a statement used for dramatic flare. The only problem with no longer having "Waste" is that they now think I am pregnant! It has become a source of amusement for my BF, my friends, and I.
I wish cups were discussed when young girls begin learning about periods as well as tampons,pads, and the like.. but they are not even mentioned! It's kind f like some people think of cups the same way my high school thought of sex before marriage. "If you do that you'll die/get aids/go to hell" only in this case people treat cups like a bad thing. They are a great thing. Just different.