janochka5 (janochka5) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Tampon before cup = bad

So I've been using a cup (the smaller Lunette) for several cycles now, and I love it. But I'm not at my best in the mornings... I was heading out the door this morning for work when I realized I hadn't put my cup in. I take birth control, and this makes me pretty damn regular, usually my period starts around 8 p.m. on Tues. evening. So I didn't sweat it. Went to work, but then of course (Murphy's Law) I started bleeding a bit  around 10:30. I was only scheduled for a half day today, but I had all my stuff with me to go the gym (and no cup...I never carry it around with me since the pill makes me so regular). So I bought some tampons and went to the gym. After the gym and a shower I took the tampon out and put the cup in and OMG is that proof that tampons dry you out! It was nearly impossible to get the cup to pop open because I couldn't stir or anything...it was so dry in there. I had to remove it (which was also kind of painful in the dried-out state) and put it back in using LOTS of lube.

So the moral of the story is that now I love my cup more than ever. And I have 19 tampons left from the box I had to buy, which are certainly not getting used by me ;) I guess I'll keep them around in case a friend needs one some day or something...
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