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17 March 2014 @ 11:31 pm
I was sent to this page by a post a read on another online image forum. It sounded like a great idea!!! I am just beginning to work in a medical field (will be a real RN soon!), and I'm not sure when I will ever have time to change a tampon once I'm working (not many people even take bathroom breaks). The cup would be a dream come true!

Anyways, I've been reading around the page for a few weeks, but I am a little scared of my lack of knowledge (even after all my lurking/reading). I'm not sure even where to begin on buying a cup (26, non-virgin, no children... heavy flow for 2-3 days in the very beginning of my period). Also I am unsure about the leakage it seems like everyone has. Is it pretty common when you are first starting to use a cup??

I appreciate any and all help or advice that comes my way :)
Kaikuradi8 on March 18th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
There is a learning curve to these cups and it's wise to wear some sort of pad or liner as back-up until you figure out how to work them. After that, you might still have what we (ahem) affectionately call "residual slobber" and after that, if it's full, it's full.

There are size/capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and also at the Community FAQ. Use actual dimensions --not sales hype-- to figure out what you think will fit you best then narrow down your choices by capacity, shape, stiffness and other features that are important to you. Also read the MYTHS post at the Community FAQ because there's a lot of misinformation in the instructions that come with every brand.