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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?
 
Alwynsabishii_kirito on July 6th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
I prefer the first cup I bought (Diva Cup), but I also have a Lady Cup. I don't need two, but I knew I liked my first one enough to warrant getting a smaller cup for my very light days.

Generally speaking, one of the biggest sizing issues is length, which you can estimate before buying if you can find your cervix with your finger.

Was getting a cup worth it? Hell yes. I was living abroad when I bought my first one, and it was much better than the super thick pads and minimal tampon choices I had available to me. I also spent a year traveling, often through undeveloped countries, and since I went through some places I couldn't even find pads in, I was very grateful to have my cups handy. Now that I'm back home, it's just one less thing I need to worry about. I don't need to worry about running to the store when I run out of pads or tampons, the cost is about the same as ~10 months of menstrual products meaning that it pays itself off very fast, and it's much less obvious than pads or tampons. I'll wear cloth pads at night, but I outright refuse to wear disposables anymore. They just feel nasty now.