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Dirtiest Girl In America
12 June 2013 @ 12:48 am
Hi all,

I've been a lurker for a few months, I've been using a size 2 diva for quite a while but I was still using tampons and pads more than the cup. I recently purchased two used cups from another user on here which I think has started my addiction.

Before the cups arrived I decided that I wanted to try cloth pads, so I order a free Luxe liner from P.I.M.P, it arrived the day after the cups.

In the last month or so I've purchased four more cups, for a total of seven that I own(atleast once they all arrive). The two used ones I purchased are a large Lunette Selene and a medium soft MeLuna basic. They arrived right after my cycle ended so I was out of luck that month. My next cycle came early but before that I had tried both on very successful dry runs. I was sick at the time of my early cycle but I was determined to try the new cups so despite having a stomach virus, sinus infection and strep throat I used both cups successfully with no leaks during my cycle.

I love the nee cups so much. The diva is nice but not the best imo. Anyway, the last day of my cycle something made me think, "Buying a Fleurcup is a really good idea." So that day I ordered a large violet Fleurcup.

A few days ago when Femmecup was having a sale I said,"What the hell, I want to try one." and ordered one.

Yesterday, I ordered a large black MeLuna with ball stem and a violet xl MeLuna with ball stem as well. Once those orders were placed I decided that I wanted to get some cloth pads, I order an overnight pad from P.I.M.P with the woodland(I believe) pattern. I then ordered an extra heavy Domino minkee pad with the rainforest(I believe) pattern. I spent almost $80 dollars just yesterday on reusable menstrual products. And that's still less than what I've been paying for disposables.

Anyway I get paid tomorrow morning, my check is direct deposited around 10am and I'm already thinking about ordering more cloth pads and more cups.

Every cup I've tried so far has worked great for me, so I'm not searching for a "goldielocks" cup or anything because they are all great.

I think I'm just buying cups to buy cups. I honestly want to try them all. Every brand, every size, every color.

Is anyone in the same boat as me? Addicted?

My mother thinks I'm crazy buying so many, I told her I'm collecting them all.

One things for sure I won't be using tampons any time soon. And my cloth pad stash will be huge within a few months if I keep this crazy buying stuff up that I'll never need to use a disposable pad ever again.
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tjs77tsa on June 12th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
Thank you I don't feel quite as bad about all of the cups I have bought now that I know I m not the only one that feels like I must try them all. I have found a few that just didn't work for me that I sold so I don't have quite as many now I have four with two more on the way.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 12th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
I believe this Reusable Menstrual Products (RUMPs) addiction is a thing, there's actually a facebook group (or 4) for that! It's mainly the cloth pads that get to me and the women there, SO MANY CUTE PRINTS EEEEE. The cups I've re-sold or given away a few so my family consists of 3 members. That's more than I need, but still manageable. I'm pretty much sworn off new cups now, because I barely use them anyway! :/ My flow is mostly light, and I've got boxes full of pads anyway. From the sounds of it, it doesn't look like you're asking for help to stop, so I can only advise you to make a budget of what you can realistically spend every month and realistically try every month as well. It also doesn't sound like you'd want to destash, that's also something we paddicts do, perhaps in the future you will. And in terms of pads... be picky, think of what you really need and like in them ? For instance, I discovered I didn't like minky tops, so that is off the list, I also don't need a PUL back, don't like pads that are too long or wide, etc. An dperhaps compare prices ? Although I'm not sure that would help... but I find PIMPS & Domino Pads ridiculously expensive, compared to other makers on Etsy. And hum... find us paddicts on facebook! ;)
trejoytrejoy on June 12th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
You are not alone! I have owned these in the last five years:

Keeper Moon Cup (small)
Diva (don't remember size)
Keeper (both sizes)
MeLuna (soft large)

And this past year, in order of aquisition:
Meluna (soft medium, Mini medium & small, classic large)
Lunette (large)
LadyCup (large)
SckoonCup (large)
Si-bell (pink large)
Fleurcup (violet large)
Yuuki (soft large)

I've only had eight actually in my possession at one time because I've made myself recoup some of what I spent to order a new cup.

And my husband has been confused by my cup obsession, but he's good natured about it. When another arrives in its little package he says "here's another cup" even though there's no markings on the outside!

I would like a large MiaCup and Shecup, but I'm resisting the urge.
elle2013elle2013 on June 12th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Well. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

I figure there are many, many worse things I could be addicted to, and I assume that, after a while, my insatiable desire to acquire more cups will taper off.

On the other hand, my boyfriend is fascinated by cups - and my obsession with them. When he sees me browsing online, he just smiles and asks if I'm "shopping for more toys." But hey - in an odd an indirect way, it's been good for our sex life. I don't feel "icky" during my periods, and only good things have come from being more familiar with my anatomy and the way my body works.

If you'll excuse me, there's a large blue SckoonCup calling my name....
curlydevacurlydeva on June 12th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)

I too have several cups and I was buying so many that I made a promise to myself that I would only enter give always to get new cups instead of buying them. I own 3 classic Meluna cups mediums and one large, 1 Keeper cup, 1 MCUK, 1 small Yuuki,1 Large MiaCup and one 1 Keeper mooncup. I so want the Mpower cup after I saw a post here. I also would like a Fleurcup but I am going to try and stay clean. :) LOL
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on June 12th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
I have quite a few cups, too, but I think I'm done buying them -- the small LadyCup is my goldilocks cup for light days, and the Cuplee is my goldilocks for heavy ones. In addition to those, I have a small Diva knockoff, which works fine but isn't quite as comfortable as the Cuplee, a small Fleur and small Lunette, which occasionally get a turn when I'm bored with my LadyCup, and a small soft mini Meluna, which is perfect for when I'm expecting my period or spotting just after it's over. I like having different sizes, and it's also nice to toss my used cup in the sink and put in a new one, then wash off the used one for next time.