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02 April 2013 @ 12:20 am
Ok am posting for the first time so i hope this goes to the right place O_o

I have been meaning to write my success story for a while now...its only fair to do so after i have had such a great experience with cups and mainly due to the help i have been getting from this community..

I am from a south indian background and anything going up there other than ur husbands love wand is a big no no...well i couldnt care less and strted to use menstrual cups as a 23 yr old virgin. I had used tampons only for a couple of months before that, but it started concerning me how it left fluff inside u and things started to get dry and irritated down there on lighter days...so looking for altrnatives other than pads, i stumbled on menstrual cups :)

After a lot of reading in here and watching youtube videos i decided to buy a ladycup which i have been using successfully for over a yr now...sure i had a learning curve and it was awkward and frustrating in the beginning but it did get better from the first cycle...

Soon after i bought a lunette for more capacity but it didn work that well for me as its frosted texture made insertion harder...so i gave it to my aunt and she seems happy enough with it..
I recently bought a yuuki (all cups in small btw) and its just great!!! Although i dont love my ladycup ny less :P

I found that for my anatomy the C fold worked best for ladycup and the triangle fold for yuuki (with the fold opening down and away from your pubic bone)...lunette...well nothing worked there -_-

So a big thank you to all the ladies who offer their help in here and to those who are thinking of getting a menstrual cup...GO FOR IT! Just make sure u read up on size and chose wt may fit u best :)

And for those that are frustrated and ready to give up...HANG IN THERE! It DOES get better with time and practice or maybe a different cup if possible..

I never though i wudw say this but i even look fwd to my periods sometimes :D
 
Runeflyffe on April 2nd, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm really happy to read that cups are working well for you (another Ladycup fan here!). Reading the expression 'husband's love wand' made me giggle.
trejoytrejoy on April 2nd, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)
Hurray for success stories! I've been using cups for four years but still seek my 'goldilocks' combo. Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!
geekgirlfoam on April 9th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
Good for you. Do you live in India? If so, please let me know the shipping charges and process(smooth or not) of the LadyCup and lunette in India. If not, do you have relatives in India who you would like to convert? Because I really want to spread the word about them but given that internal menstrual products are basically unknown in this country + pathetic menstrual taboo aided by a horrific patriarchy, its surely a long way to go. Will appreciate advice on bringing up/spreading the idea of cups to fellow Indians.
loveemcups on April 10th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
i dont live in india so unfortunatley i dont know how the shipping works out there. however there are websites that sell these cups and my transaction with them have been very good. i am not sure if they post to india tho :(
http://shop.menstrualcup.co/
http://www.femininewear.co.uk/
yeah i totally know what u mean bout the whole virgin thing. its kinda sad we still hold onto those beliefs. i convinced my mum first and she sort of spread the word when she went to india for a holiday among her sisters. i had bought a few online and gave it to mum to distribute. so far they are pleased with it, although i dont think they will give it to their daughters for use if they are not married.
i have told my other indian friends as well but the thought of putting something up there as a virgin is just too scary for them. ah well...there is only so much u can do...spread the word and let those who have an open mind give it a try :)