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So I keep running into (or Facebook keeps suggesting I check out) this kickstarter for a "smart" menstrual cup. My initial reaction was "Awesome!" but after reading up on it, it's not great. What's worse is there is only a little conversation about it (that I found), most of which is from non-cup users with typical first reactions to the idea of a cup. (i.e. "Ew.") So I figured I'd get a conversation started here. First, here's the link to the video (I hope it doesn't just show up, I'm still figuring out how LJ works): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx2r5fhdoJ8. There's a link in the description with more info.
Now for my thoughts:
1. Lol my vagaina would have bluetooth
2. My vagina doesn't need bluetooth! Is that even safe? And a battery up there?  I pretty sure that's a good way to die.
3. One size does not fit all and this cups would be WAY too long for me.
4. $40 for six months of use?!?!  I started using cups for cost efficiency, $80 a year is close to what I spent on disposables.
5. Everyone loves the "green factor" of cups.  Doesn't this ruin that?
6. Okay, I can see how if your gyno needed more info, and very specific info this might be good for a six-month study.  It would also be potentially usefull for scientific studies invovling menstruation, but not for everyday use.

What are your thoughts?

m03m on October 10th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
A fee? Where does it say that? I thought it was just the cup (with the non0rechargable battery, that lasts 6 months) that costs $40.
tkamockingbird on October 10th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh I see! I didn't read the article so I assumed it was like a membership fee for the app or something. Oops. Haha!
m03m on October 10th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ah okay then! No biggie.
Nevetherless, that's a lot of money each year...