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30 June 2016 @ 01:51 am
Hi All!

I often have heavy and prolonged periods, I am thinking about an alternative to menstrual pads because I've become allergic to it for some reason. I came across Anigan Evacup and I am getting a lot of positive reviews about it. It is most suggested specially for heavy bleeders like me.

I read that probably I won't be able to use a cup for the first week or so, is that for real? but I feel like it's a much easier alternative to pads/tampons. Right now still trying to get a few insights about menstrual cups before buying it.
 
negas0nic on June 29th, 2016 06:52 pm (UTC)
Why would you think that you couldn't use menstrual cups for the first week? If you mean it in the sense that you might have trouble during the first cycle, that's true. It's like trying to get the hang of anything new, so there's probably going to be some degree of growing pains. And just like anything else, if you stick to it you'll get it. Though you might be one of the lucky ones who take to it very easily. Now if you've come across some other kind of information saying that you'll never be able to use a cup during the beginning of your cycle for some reason, that's probably not true. Everyone has a different approach to cups. I don't think it would be unfair to say that most people use their cups for their whole cycle. There are some who use more than one cup (usually because of sensitivity and/or their cervix drastically moves up and down on different days) during theirs. I'm sure that there are some who don't use a cup at some point of their cycle for various reasons. I, for example, will switch to cloth pads at night if I'm home because I pretty much only spot from about 10pm to 8am. So it's hard to say what switching to cups would be like for you, since it's such a relative experience. If there's any other specific questions you have don't hesitate to ask.
jessy_jessica on July 20th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
I finally got my first cup
Thanks for your wonderful advice negasOnic. By the way, already got my first Evacup from Anigan and I really liked it! Everything seems to be working okay. No leaks. It wasn't really that difficult to insert, totally different from what they're saying about their first try, or maybe I was just lucky enough to get the right fit? I'm hoping not to get much problem using it while traveling somewhere. Well, I look forward to sharing my good news soon...
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 29th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Reviews are a tricky thing because just because a cup fits/suits someone else doesn't necessarily mean it will fit/suit you. Check the sizing guidelines at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and if you don't like that size chart, there are many others online. While you're there, also follow the link to the Answers to Common Questions.

There is a learning curve to these cups so don't expect perfection immediately. Start off wearing yours at home and then venture farther once you get the hang of it and can trust it.