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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?
 
silentrebuke on July 13th, 2014 05:01 am (UTC)
Dont overthink it
You have received many wonderful comments but I wanted to add another prospective. I struggled with which cup to buy for several months. I used instead Softcups first to make sure I could handle the idea of a cup. (I'm glad I did this because it helped my confidence, but I really cant recommend it. In my experience insteads are a DISTANT cousin to cups and are not nearly as comfortable, functional, or reliable. ) I finally settled on a meluna (which to be honest The price was the main deciding factor) I did carefully check the size charts, but I feel there is a lot of room for error when choosing a cup. I am still in the learning curve, on my fourth cycle now. But I will NEVER be going back. In fact this month I started early when out of town and just kind of "handled" it till i got back to my meluna. No more disposables for me!

So i say, just go for it! Don't overthink it or over-stress. I also highly recommend cloth pads for backup at first. This month I am confident enough i haven't used any backup at all!

Hope all goes well for you, and welcome :)