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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 :)
Luceafaraluceafara on March 19th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Not everyone experiences leakage. I am kind of lucky in that pretty much every cup I've tried, worked, but I did tons of reasearch before even buying the first cup. I steer away from cups that are gorgeous but not suitable for me, as much as I regret it. Knowing how high your cervix is, is the very first step.

If you can fit a high enough capacity cup, you may be able to get away with just emptying it out in the shower, so you won't have any residual slobber, and no leakage. I'd definitely wear panty liners the first few times you try it.

I second the cup recommendations you already got, and would add the Si-bell to the cups that fit most. The stem is very long and very very soft, so it would not poke you if you need to leave it on the cup, but it can easily be shortened or completely cut off if you don't need it. It opens without fail every single time, because of its design. A similar cup is the Natu. The old style looks identical, it's just a teeeeenie tiny bit softer even.

Good luck!!!

Edited at 2014-03-19 03:14 am (UTC)