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04 July 2012 @ 04:15 pm
I haven't read or posted on LJ in forever, but I had to post this...

I lost my Diva cup about a cycle ago, and ended up having to dig up some old tampons I hadn't managed to pawn off on someone else to tide me over.

OMG, I knew I loved my cup, but I'd forgotten what a HUGE difference it makes!! I had been too broke to buy a new cup, but I finally stopped into my local co-op, and said I needed to use my equity in it to cover the cost of a cup, 'cause I couldn't live another MINUTE without one!!!

What was I THINKING not having a back-up (or 10??)??

Anyway, I'm posting this partially to help others not make my mistake. For the love of God, go get a back-up cup!!!

Also, I think I might decide to be one of those who gets a collection of cups... different brands, all colors, that sort of thing. Locally, I can get Diva and Keeper, and I'm sure I can look through the archives/tags to find what else is out there and where to get them, but I also wouldn't mind if people kept me lazy by commenting with that info. :) Also, if anyone is selling something, I might be able to get one or more that way, once my paycheck hits.

Using my (new) cup again, and couldn't be happier!!!
Current Location: 61822
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
fortune elkinsfortune elkins on July 4th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Seeking affordale backup
Consider ordering a Meluna from their site - they will often send you a second "sample" free in a different color. So there's really kinda of a 2-fer-1 deal on that; plus if you email them in advance that you're outside the EU, they can knock off the tax. Sweet.
Book of Mirrors: Elfishbookofmirrors on July 4th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeking affordale backup
Awesome!! Thank you!!!
ohletmeteluohletmetelu on July 4th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
This is exactly how i feel!!! I dont think anyone could pay me to wear a tampon again.. And I was a tampon-only person before discovering reusables!

If you're interested in a NaturalMama cup I have one I've been too lazy to take pics of and post. I can part with it for $13.
Book of Mirrors: MamaCassbookofmirrors on July 4th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Need to wait till payday, though! :)
chamekkechamekke on July 5th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
You might also try the comm mc_sales - you can buy lightly used (or not-at-all used) cups from other cup users very affordably there.

BTW Meluna sometimes sends a sample cup when you order from them, but you shouldn't count on it. I've ordered twice from them this year and didn't receive a sample either time. That said, who knows, you could be one of the lucky ones! *crosses fingers for you*
lovinggirl88lovinggirl88 on July 5th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, Meluna did used to send out samples with all of their orders but I don't think they are doing it anymore. I've ordered from them recently myself and know several others that have as well and none of us got a free sample. You could always try it though