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Yawnk: reese smilesavannahjan on August 1st, 2014 08:45 am (UTC)
That was hilarious!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 1st, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
lately buzzfeed has been posting things that discourage newbies from trying out cups :(((((
seriously, roughly 50% potential cup users have zero chance of experiencing it because they have low cervixes. and 50% of the others won't experience this unless they get a tiiiny cup because they're afraid it'll be too big.
lacups on August 1st, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not the only one who found this "article" offensive, right? Almost looks like they are being paid to discourage it's use.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 1st, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
definitely! it can be funny to share with fellow cup users but not with those who've never used one :(
lacups on August 2nd, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Well.. we do what we can, but they gotta use their brains, too. Like one of the tutorials on YouTube said, you won't get blood all over the bathroom, you won't get blood all over yourself, because, and I quote, "you are not taking out the cup and cleaning it on top of your head."
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 2nd, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
lol true! but there are objective reactions and then there are emotional ones... also, the post about a cup being stuck fails to explain that 1) most of those who experience this eventually learn to remove the cup smoothly (even if it remains time-consuming). 2) many have a low cervix and are at next to no risk of experiencing this.
finding this out arguably takes having curiosity/a general positive attitude.

and it's far less fun when you don't realize how much of an exaggeration it is :P
lacups on August 2nd, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
Yep! I agree 500%
I'm thankful for my curiosity and for being able to say to myself "I will try this no matter what everyone says, and I'll be the one to decide if it's good for me or not." Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone had that. Maybe not so much nowadays anyway.
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Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 2nd, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
Hm, my only problem with this is that it's wrong advice. The stem is the narrowest part of a cup and can't be responsible for tearing a hymen. Also she did have a reason to try out a cup, so why not explain that nobody has died from damaging a hymen, and that the diva is not the best default choice for a first-time user who's a virgin. Also, the comments are not only for the original poster of the video, but also to undo the damage that she did by posting such a discouraging video.

What is this "guilt-tripping for the sake of ecology" thing about? That's basically the same tone as the buzzfeed post, which implied that most cup users have a constant discomfort and wish they could go back to disposables without feeling guilty for the planet. Which is totally not how it's happening.
trejoytrejoy on August 2nd, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
I like your point about guilt tripping. Just let people do their own thing and stop spinning one choice or the other as evil. *sigh*

Whoops, I cleaned up one too many posts and left yours hanging here.

Please, everyone, keep responses considerate?!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 2nd, 2014 10:06 pm (UTC)
eh, i actually meant that i have no clue where this "meme" comes from. those buzzfeed posts make it sound like most cup users hate cups and just use them because they're eco-friendly, which is nonsense. is this guilt-tripping somewhat common in the usa?
lacups on August 2nd, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Absolutely love your point, I just think you would need to see how that girl explained her experience and how her eyes watered to understand where I'm coming from.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 1st, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
Ha! Story of my life when trying to remove both the Melunas I tried. Not surprised that the Diva was mentioned multiple times in the comments, given its practically nonexistent suction release holes (Diva manufacturers, are you listening?)