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27 May 2012 @ 11:46 am
:D I almost died as i saw this pic! TEH menstrual cup!
I let the picture speak... :

If the artist is a happy cup user, is unknown...

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 27th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)

Whether or not it was in jest, it isn't very complimentary of cups or their users.
wanderinthedark on May 27th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
I assume it's a joke for people who don't understand what menstrual cup means. I could see this illustration on a blog or article about menstrual cups actually, as a good joke.
Kristaimustconfess on May 27th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
chamekkechamekke on May 27th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
OK, I couldn't imagine why someone would draw this, so I looked up the homepage of the Swedish site this is from (the pic is hotlinked), then found a statement by the artist, Dan Sörensen: "I love to draw monsters... [My] goal was to publish one childish, disgusting, stupid, sad, funny monster every day."

His other monster pics are similarly drawn in a way I assume is meant to both revolt and amuse the reader (lots of bodily functions and gore, too). So I don't think the "menstrual cup" cartoon is intended to be particularly cruel to cup users, at least.

So, there's the context, anyway... *sigh*
mjspmjsp on May 27th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Nah, long live irony! As for what it was meant to be, i must honestly say that sometimes i appriciate the fun in things, even if it was meant to be something else.. correctness back or forth.. This pic is probably funny for cup users in other ways at most non-cuppers would see it. I had a good laugh anyways! ^^

And apart from the context it was drawn in, I can very well understand where the image comes from! This is the creature i see dancing in some peoples imagination when I tell them about the menstrual cup for the very first time. Vivid and bright! ;)
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on May 28th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Exactly! The monster isn't real, but it's what women believe!
m03m on May 28th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I'd have preferred a bit of description before I clicked that.
melissa569melissa569 on May 29th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)
Believe it or not, a few years ago when I first read the term "menstrual cup", this is what I thought it was! lol. At the time, I was trying to research what tribal women used before they had cloth (like the days of wearing animal skins). I saw this term floating around. I learned that in nomadic tribes, many women are given their own private tent for the duration of their period, for privacy. I assumed a menstrual cup must be a large cup or bowl of some kind that they kept under them to catch it all... Actually there are some tribes who do that.

Edited at 2012-05-29 10:09 am (UTC)