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06 July 2014 @ 12:54 pm
I've been looking into menstrual cups and I am rather frustrated. I'm young (under 20 but over 17), a virgin, have never used a tampon or had anything up my vagina. I don't think I have my hymen anymore (incident). I have noticed that women who laud menstrual cups have had to try different ones before getting them to work (way expensive), and those who are trying are constantly dealing with leaks and troublesome/painful insertion or removal or both. This is despite all the research they have done. It's not like they are cheap, or there is a one size/stiffness/length fits all. But I really liked the idea. Honestly, looking back at ur menstrual cup experience, or going thru it now, was it really worth it?
 
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 6th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Absolutely worth it. I could have stopped with my first cup (a small Lunette), but was curious and ended up trying and preferring other cups for various reasons (slightly more comfortable, slightly better shape, etc.). But really, I would have been fine with my $30 Lunette without having to spend any more money on cups for years. Cups have been a total game changer for me. My period no longer has any effect on my daily life, whether I'm traveling, in the lab for long hours, swimming, hiking, dancing, or doing yoga. I don't have to think about my period, plan around it, or deal with it more than maybe a total of five minutes a day. It's amazing. This board is mostly about troubleshooting; most of us for whom cups work flawlessly don't post about how amazing they are!