when i first heard about the menstrual cup i was pretty disgusted. i'd mention it to my girlfriends and we'd laugh at how gross it was. i don't know what exactly made me crack but i decided to dive in and do my homework (this community alone is a great resource) - and the rest is history!
now i'm bursting to tell all girls everywhere, but it can be awkward; the idea of the cup is met mostly with disgust, but sometimes when you're lucky, with ambivalence. i want all girls out there to know that there IS an alternative to tampons (and pads) and it's not disgusting/just for "tree-huggers," and moreover that disposable pads and tampons generate TONS of waste.
hilarious tampon links:
- "I LOVE TAMPONS" thread on a girly magazine forum. a HILARIOUS read. some girls are talking about tampons like they're a fashion accessory.
- tampon dolls, because not only are they ironic in terms of this community, but they're also ironically cute/charming.
i propose that we all put stickers proclaiming menstrual cups on the lid of every "sanitary bin" in every public bathroom.