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29 June 2013 @ 03:53 pm
Hi :-)

I've read the Organicup's help portal, and the answer provided for sports astonished me =
"Can I do sports with OrganiCup?

OrganiCup can easily be used during sports, no matter if it’s swimming, tennis, crossfit or spinding. The only reported sport that isn't recommended while using OrganiCup is pole dancing."

Really? It's surprising that pole dancing isn't recommended with the wearing/use of a cup ; why is that?^
I've been taking only 4 pole dance lessons so far, and wasn't on my period for any of them, but I can't figure out what the problem would be.
Any cuppers who practise pole dancing would like to share their experience?
That'd be great and informative, especially info from advanced dancers, athletes ;o)
a clockwork cuttlefishcastalianspring on June 29th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about pole dancing, but I would assume the problem would stem from a combination of the muscles used when doing it and from potentially being upside down some of the time.
teacupcake89 on June 29th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
I certainly don't see why not if you can swim (diving etc) with a cup in. You can do pilates and yoga with a cup in fine without the seal breaking etc, the only guidelines to perhaps not do the moves that you shouldn't do whilst on your period anyway.

I recently read a blog post by a stripper who was praising her Divacup for during work/dances etc so I imagine there's no reason why not!
Quitteriequitterie on June 29th, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And what type of moves precisely should one not do whilst on their period? ;)
Are you thinking of some prolonged upside down positions, which might be linked to the possible issue of retrograde flow (even if this doesn't seem to be here an issue),
or considering such a position could break the seal, hm because of the blood remaining near the holes maybe ?

I read this post by a stripper too, via facebook, that was interesting ;o).

In any case, a solution may be the FemmyCycle, as it's a cup which doesn't have any holes..
trejoytrejoy on June 29th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
I saw that directive from Organicup concerning pole dancing as well. While I don't participate in this activity, I can't imagine why you couldn't wear a cup doing it.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on June 29th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
maybe they're just saying that you're doing it at your own risk? you can also contact them about it.
given how much nonsense cup companies recommend ("it should be low in the vagina, nowhere near close to your cervix", "if you're a virgin, get the tiniest cup we offer", "if you've got a heavy flow but haven't given birth, get the small size"), i think you shouldn't pay attention ^_^
Quitteriequitterie on June 29th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
;o)) absolutely agree with you on everything !
And well maybe the cup can leak a bit during pole dancing, indeed?

I was curious to hear about the possible reactions of pro pole dancers, notably hehe.

Actually, I did write to them ;), just forgot to precise it in the first message - I'll see later on my mail box if they answered.
Anyway, I'll report what they'll answer on this post, if they answer.^
& cheers
Quitteriequitterie on June 29th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
I also wonder if they mean spinning instead of "spinding".
Otherwise, I have no idea what spinding is?
Quitteriequitterie on June 29th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: "spinding"
and I also discovered what jumping jacks was/were - yeap I think this is written too, somewhere on their home page.^^
Ashatenlegspider on June 29th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
It was never a problem for me, but I was doing it professionally rather than as sport, and my most technical trick was the backdrop. Some advanced tricks use loads of core strength which could possibly interfere with a cup, but if I was concerned about that I'd just get a stiff cup and wear black on my period just in case.
Quitteriequitterie on June 30th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Thanks for your insight!
hm wait.. what is the backdrop trick again? ;s
Ashatenlegspider on June 30th, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: backdrop
That's what I know it as, although I think they have different names. It's the one where you hold the pole between your thighs while sitting upright, then lean back until you're inverted. (I did occasionally do sit-ups like that when I was bored, but I don't know if I was on my period for any of them.)
Quitteriequitterie on June 30th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: backdrop
Oh ok I thought of it ;) ty again!
And about what you said : "if I was concerned about that I'd just get a stiff cup and wear black on my period just in case."

Or also maybe wear a Sexy Period panties, or the likes, you know, these types of panties that are breathable but leak-proof.^^
.. wonder if they offer black or dark ones. ;)
Charissacharissa on June 29th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Very weird.. maybe a pole dancer had a traumatic period accident?

I wear mine to brazilian jiujitsu, which is lots of wrestley, being thrown around, dangling off people, getting squished (all their weight on your stomach), choking people between your legs and wearing all white. No issues, actually freaking amazing as there's no soggy disposable that unstuck itsself and more mileage.
Andreafushigi_na_chou on June 30th, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
I've used my DivaCup while pole dancing (for fitness) and have had NO problems with it. I'm not entirely sure why they would say not to. :/
Meganarwen_17 on June 30th, 2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
I've danced for a couple years now. The only issue I could see is with inversions (upside down). This may cause retrograde menstruation in their minds, and if bacteria was in your cup, could get into your vagina/uterus lead to BV/PID. That's my only thought.
Meganarwen_17 on June 30th, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
Oh- I've never had a problem with my cup amd dancing; in fact, it's amazing!
Quitteriequitterie on June 30th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
hehe how cool x
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on July 2nd, 2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Perhaps squatting while using it may not be a good idea?
Quitteriequitterie on July 22nd, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
Their explanation :o)
I had a very kind email from the OrganiCup company today =
"Dear Quitterie

Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your email in our SPAM-filter which I rarely check!

Thank you SO much for your praise! It means a lot to us!

Actually, we have had two incidents regarding poledancers wearing our product. One of them told us that she was able to wear it for 2-3 times, but the 4th time it leaked a bit. The other poledancer told us that it had leaked a bit first time, but that she haven't had any issues since.

So I recommend you not to wear it while poledancing. The many different twists and turns with the body will probably have a negative effect on the cup!

Have a great day :)

Best regards"