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03 July 2012 @ 04:25 pm
So, this is more of a "yay" post than anything.

As I was in the bathroom today in my building at college, I heard this distinct crinkling sound from a nearby stall. Of course, I'm pretty sure the bathroom's acoustics amplified it to a million times louder than it was, but I knew the sound: a pad. I felt sorry for the poor girl who was messing and fussing with it (I could tell by the noise she wasn't having the EASIEST time getting it situated). Part of me regretted not having a little pamphlet or handout to give her to let her know about other products, including cups.

I talk openly about my cups with everyone, but I knew this chick would probably freak out (she's a freshman, no doubt about it, and I'd hate to scare the freshmeat...er...freshman). I'm so glad, though, that I have a cup so I don't have to deal with the bulky pads or drying tampons! Thank the good Lord I found them!

PS: Anyone have a handy link to the specific posts that have the flyers/etc on them? I'd appreciate it!
melissa569melissa569 on July 4th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
You could actually ask the companies for some, they are usually more than happy to send out stacks of those! lol

But I know what you mean. Me and a few relatives all share this big acreage of family property out here in the country, and I was in my Dad's house the other day. My brother and his wife live there too.

I used the bathroom / laundry room for a few minutes. I saw the laundry detergent was sitting on top of the washer, instead of in the cabinet where it usually goes. So I opened the cabinet to put it in there, and... Oh! 4 BIG and bulky boxes of disposable period products were jam packed in there, taking up all the space. No prayer of ever fitting the detergent in, lol. they belonged to my brother's wife.

She knows I'm all about cups, and that I could get her one in a snap, but I guess she is just a "disposable" kinda girl, lol. We might have to move all those somewhere else though, at least for the next 9 months... She took a pregnancy test 3 days ago and... She's pregnant! Won't be needing any period products for a while, lol. :)

Edited at 2012-07-04 12:55 am (UTC)
moonhoney925 on July 4th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
What a waste of space, money and the environment!!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 4th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
Fliers from the manufacturers will be brand specific. Stickers might seem innocuous but they are frowned upon by cleaning crews and considered vandalism in many places. I like business cards best. They are easy to create on your own computer and 10 per page on inexpensive printer stock.

Snag an image of a cup off the web. (A picture's worth a thousand words.) Write something like "MENSTRUAL CUPS. Better than pads and tampons." And finish with something like "Google them."

Instead of leaving a stack, just leave ONE. People will think someone dropped it and are more likely to read it out of curiosity than if they think someone is advertising something. Then next week, leave ONE somewhere else.
chamekke: clangers_tinyclangerchamekke on July 4th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Snag an image of a cup off the web. (A picture's worth a thousand words.) Write something like "MENSTRUAL CUPS. Better than pads and tampons."

This is brilliant :-)

And finish with something like "Google them."

Yup, that would work! Or maybe even include the Web address of menstrual_cups. Seriously, I know I'd still be on tampons if I hadn't stumbled across this wonderful community. *hugs gratefully*

(And I love your strategy of leaving a single card at a time. Clever!)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 4th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
The problem with directing people to this forum is that most of the posts are from people having issues with their cups. Despite the good advice and easy solutions in the replies, reading the problems might scare some newcomers away. "These sound really hard to use. I don't want to have trouble too."

Sending them to a search engine will yield lots of information, including this site. If they can't figure out which one to get and/or how to use it on their own, they'll eventually find their way here. ;o)
chamekke: cha_bunny_yoinkchamekke on July 4th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Heh, very good point indeed. I retract my half-baked suggestion :-)