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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?
 
pinkydoodler on July 9th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
One more thing worth mentioning is that some users like myself actually have allergic reactions to some of the things the disposable pad/tampon manufacturers put in their products. The worst thing is I didn't even know I had a skin allergy and thought it was normal to experience such misery and discomfort during a period.

It wasn't until I switched to cups because of sports and the horrible reactions coincidentally disappeared did I realise I'd been suffering needlessly for years. Given that the sports advantage alone made the switching worth it for me, being free of the skin rashes was a very big bonus indeed! So yeah, very worth it :D