magyargirl3 (magyargirl3) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Success!

I finally got my cup! I worked up the nerve to order one after I got a bunch of money for Christmas (I also got Charlie Banana liners, which are nice to ease my mind about overflow). I ordered the Diva Cup after asking on this community and researching for myself, because I have a fairly heavy flow. Thank you to those who commented on my post and were so helpful!

As it so happened, I got the cup in the middle of a period (I have fairly unpredictable periods), so I was glad to not have to buy any more tampons or pads ever again. The first time I tried to get it in was, ahem, interesting, because I didn't realize the first few times that the C fold was too wide for my vagina. The pushdown fold worked much better, and once I figured that out, the fit was perfect and I didn't have any pain, although it felt (and still feels) weird to have it in there. I can still feel the cup, but it's not a painful feeling. I've gotten to the point that I could change it in the church bathroom, no biggie!

However, my sister has...issues with my using a cup. I excused myself from the kitchen saying "I need to change my stuff" (never mind that I felt the need to say "stuff" instead of "my cup" to avoid grossing her out), and she went, "EWWW! Really??" Yes, really, dear sister, just like you have to change your disposable pads, I need to dump out my cup. And don't get her started on how gross it is that I have to *gasp* wash cloth pads! Oh, the humanity! At least my mom had the decency to just say, "Well I hope [the cup] works out for you." Sheesh...

I know that the Diva isn't supposed to be used longer than a year, but has anyone used it for longer than that successfully? I'm lucky if I have 6 periods a year, and I highly doubt it's going to spontaneously combust once January of next year hits. :P
Tags: cup lifespan, divacup, family & friends, first time use, pads - cloth, virginity
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