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02 May 2012 @ 10:56 am
OMG!!! bought my first cup (keeper moon cup) and after using it for the first cycle wonder why I didn't know about these 25 yrs ago!I was so impressed and pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use. I looked and researched for a couple months before purchasing a cup, being afraid I might not like the one I bought as money is ALWAYS (lol) an issue. I ended up with a moon cup. I was determined to like it. It came in the mail just in time for my cycle so I took a deep breath, remembered all the advice I had read, and put it in. I couldn't believe how easy it was! I wore it for 4 hrs, and worried about leaking, I decided to empty it. Out  it came no problem and reinsertion was a breeze. I used it my entire cycle without a pantyliner, slept with it in, and never leaked. It was such a relief to finally not have to worry about my cycle. See, I usually have a cycle that lasts 7-8 days and is extremely heavy having to change a tampon every 3 hrs and using panty liners as a backup, and still have accidents (gross!). I wanted to immediately call all my friends to tell them. It was such an awesome experience! My hubby, who is extremely grossed out by the whole thing didn't even know I had my cycle because there was no extra trash in the garbage can. It is so nice to have that little bit of privacy! I will definitely introduce my daughter to the use of menstrual cups when she begins to have a cycle. A BIG ,HUGE thank you to all of you who have posted here and helped me to have the courage to try something new.
chamekke: SotD_toast_by_iconseeyouchamekke on May 2nd, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's kind of amazing when using a cup turns out to be this easy, isn't it? Especially when having a period used to be such a messy and awkward business.

I'm glad you shared your success story. Sometimes I wonder if "no-problem" first times are far more common than we realise. It's very encouraging!

(And I know what you mean about wanting to evangelise all your friends. That's the problem with having a fantastic secret you're dying to share with all and sundry. I keep picturing myself standing on a street corner with sturdy shoes and pamphlets ;-)
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on May 2nd, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
That's awesome you had such easy success! That's how I felt once I found my HG cup my second time around. It was super easy and I wanted to convert all of my friends.