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13 May 2012 @ 12:43 pm
Hi all!

Just another person who came onto this site to research cups and is very thankful!!.  I am 24, sexually active, no babies. I got an IUD (paraguard, i love it, good for up to 10 years, no hormones. downsides: cramping, heavy bleeding!)  inserted about 3 months ago, and since then my periods have been VERY heavy.  It was only then that I started to really think about and investigate what tampons are made of (because i was using like 7 a day).  I was disgusted by the bleach and synthetics and pesticides on cotton etc. and decided i didn't want to put that in my body any more.  I was getting ready to order a cup online, but, like many, was having a hard time deciding what was best for me. 
It wasn't until yesterday, when i left my house to visit my parents 2 hours away and forgot to bring ANY tampons with me, when i decided to call the whole foods by their house and have them put a Divacup aside for me.  My decision was made for me, since I was in a bind, but it was the push that i needed!  i have been using the cup for about 12 hours so far and i LOVE it. i woke up this morning and didn't even feel like i had my period.  The only reason i remembered i had the cup in was because i was so excited about it!  I had no troubles putting it in, except i couldn't rotate it a full circle like it was suggested. i took it out and inserted it half way, did the full circle rotation, then continued sliding it in.   Perfection! 
Thank you all so much for sharing your stories, it has helped immensely.  I am going to recommend the cup and this site to all my friends, since i am the first of my friends (that i know of) to have one of these!
naked_beauty_21 on May 14th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
I never really understood the whole rotating thing. I never once have been able to rotate a cup, and I've used the diva and two other kinds. But awesome that you are a new cup user! I started out with the Diva, and loved it but lost it when I dropped it in the toilet at the fast-food restaurant where I used to work. But I'm still cuppin,' now with a lunette most of the time, but I also have a yuuki.
musicmylovemusicmylove on May 14th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Same here. I never rotated a cup either. I think I tried once but I didn't get it to turn at all so I just left it alone (Diva).
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 14th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
Great post! Yay cups! It's good to hear that it's working great even with the paragard. I am thinking of choosing the paragard and heard of the heavier periods. Maybe I'll be able to cope with it. Fingers crossed.
efoughefough on May 15th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
You may experience the opposite. While heavier periods is the more common side effect, some of us experienced lighter, shorter periods after inserting an IUD. I am on my 2nd Paragard and haven't had the heavier periods.

I just started menstrual cups and I have full strings. I have to be very careful in removing it. The first time, I wound up pinching the strings when I removed.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 15th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
That would be nice if it was lighter. I would not complain. Thank you for your input.