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16 August 2015 @ 09:11 am
Hi all, new, here, and just wanted to share my feelings about menstrual cups.

Background: 13, virgin, pad-user (until I got my cup!)used tampons like, twice with discomfort. I had known about cups since before I got my period, and I was prepared to try "alternative" menstrual care options.

I was considering getting a cup, after reading about the Ruby Cup back in February. I thought the idea of menstrual cups was so cool! I especially liked the good for the enviroment part, also that I could go swimming without a white cactus inside of me. Fast-forward to July. After thinking on and off about cups for six or so months, I dove in and did some research online (and here on LiveJournal, of course!!) about different cup models, reviews, etc. I was looking for something cheaper...but with good reviews and quality. I settled on the Blossom Cup. The reviews sounded great, so I decided to buy it.(Well, I'm only a teen, so I asked my Mom to buy it.) Anyways, my cup arrived on Wednesday, and I did a dry-run on Thursday. At first, I thought "How am I going to get this...up there" xD. So I tried several folds, and after several trial-and error inserts, I was amazed when it just "went in". I was amazed again when it came out easily (minus some suction)! So I have yet to see my cup's performance during that time of the month, but I have a hunch it will do great!

I am interested to hear your stories about first-time use of a menstrual cup, what model you have, etc. Hope you enjoyed my post. :)

Cheers!


Edit: Finished my cycle with the cup, it was amazing! Although I noticed that the stem was kind of leaning to one side, and poking me a bit. So I cut it off, and wore the cup w/out the stem. It worked great! I actually forgot it was in there!
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 17th, 2015 01:42 am (UTC)
Welcome! The fact that the cup worked well on a dry run is good news. Usually dry runs are way worse than the real thing. Hopefully your cervix doesn't migrate up while you're on your period though (in most people it's supposed to go lower, but for me, my cervix starts off very high and then gets lower at the end of my period). The Blossom is one of those with the little nubby stem right? Glad you seem to have made a good cup choice and keep us posted!
lalala331 on August 17th, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bella vita. Yeah at first it was hard to decide on which cup to use. I am really glad about my cup choice now, though! I'll remember to keep the menstrual cup community posted! :)I'm gonna tell all my friends, too!


Edited at 2015-08-17 03:44 pm (UTC)
thatcupchick on August 19th, 2015 12:06 am (UTC)
I also bought the blossom cup. so far I really like it!! I have only used it for two days. I bought it in blue! I decided to cup the stem completely off.
It works great for me hope you like it as much as I do!
lalala331 on August 21st, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is my only cup, but I love it too! Though sometimes it is a bit hard to remove 'cause of the suction. I ordered blue, but ended up with pink.