Chisa (chisathechi) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Chisa
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First timer, using Juju

Just thought I'd post here and say thank you all for this community! I'd heard of menstrual cups but didn't really have much idea about how they worked (they are very uncommon here in Australia), and this is the best resource for finding out about them. I have an Implanon BC implant which sometimes causes light bleeding and irregular periods, which sucks for tampons and I keep forgetting to have light pads on hand. I think this is going to be so much easier!

I ordered a small Juju despite the fact that they're a bit expensive, as they're Australia based and I like their general ethos and attention to detail. Just thought I'd post my thoughts here since there doesn't seem to be as much information on it here as other brands.

I didn't have any trouble inserting and it fits comfortably if I push it high enough (apparently I have a high cervix? Lots of new discoveries here). When I picked it up I was so excited I wanted to try it straight away, so ended up wearing it for the first time to a Pilates class (with a pad for extra insurance) which I realised too late could have been a bad idea with all the flailing and pelvic floor exercises... but it actually worked perfectly, didn't feel it at all and no leaks when I checked afterwards. Very excited to have it for exercising, as I always feel self-conscious and uncomfortable exercising with a pad. Whilst sleeping was fine too. Removal was a lot trickier - it moved up a lot for me and for a minute I couldn't find it and had a panicked moment thinking of Manny absorbing the Little Book of Calm... Bearing down helps though. I found the grips at the base not very grippy (though I can't compare this with any other brands as it's the only one I've tried - maybe they're all like that), so currently it's taking me a while to get it out. There is too much suction to remove it by the little tail thing, it has to be by the base of the cup. I suppose this is something that you get the hang of eventually? I'm pleased with the lack of mess when removing it though, for some reason I was expecting to get blood everywhere but it's actually very clean. I haven't used it at my heaviest flow yet, but I think it should last me through the work day or whilst sleeping fine. The packaging is gorgeous and I'm hanging onto the box because I love the design and how it folds out!

It's definitely pricier than other options, especially if you're not in Australia, but from my experience so far as a newbie I'd recommend it :) I'm 27 / not a virgin / no kids / need to ask the doctor to use the small thingammy in pap smears, if that helps at all.
Tags: first time use, juju
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