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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?
a clockwork cuttlefishcastalianspring on July 6th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Absolutely worth it. I agree that you're probably getting a skewed idea of how many cup users have trouble, as most of us who manage fine don't post about it. I have multiple cups, but that's just because I like having spares that I can keep around (one in the car, etc) and because I like having a smaller size for light days and a larger one for heavy days.

Even with buying multiple cups, I'm still young enough that I'll be saving more than enough money during my menstruating years to be worth it. I also feel healthier and more environmentally responsible, not to mention more in touch with my body and the way it works. I'm less worried about leaks these days, too. Never going back.