Moonlight in Vermont
29 December 2007 @ 12:24 pm
I recently had my third period on it, and once again am very pleased at the success. No leaking! Especially 'cause I was Christmas Shopping during my period... as if walking around a mall for hours and being stuck in traffic isn't bad enough. But the Diva Cup made such a big difference compared to wearing a pad. During my pad days, I would have been constantly thinking, "I should go use the bathroom again to see if I'm leaking," but now that I have this amazing cup, my thoughts were more like, "I should get my sister a present at Hot Topic." It's so nice to not be distracted by just your period. I still get just as bad cramps, though, but the fact that I don't have to wake up at 3am to wash bed sheets makes me feel a lot better. The Cup makes menstruation just seem like a walk in the park, not the schedule-altering nightmare it used to be for me.

My new saying is, "Forget saving the rain forests... this thing even WORKS BETTER than anything else!" Though I do still like the fact that it saves on waste caused by pads and tampons. Anything to help the environment is still good. But the thing I like most about Diva Cup is that it doesn't leak (for me, at least).
Dustedrose: GIR and squiddustedrose on December 30th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I totally agree. While benefiting the envirnment is a plus, I *love* my cup because it actually works. My cup has definately helped me achieve a happier period... Which is ironic, because I'm fairly sure that "have a happy period" is a tampon slogan.
thornsandblades on December 30th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
Actually I think its Always which is pads, but yeah.

And I definitely agree with you! Maybe I'm selfish or not Green enough or something, but I'm sorry; I refuse to make personal hygiene choices based on the environment.

Having said that, I'm glad that that's a side effect of using the cup. Makes me feel good. But its not the reason, and I'd never use it as a reason to encourage someone to make that choice.
semi-titledpocochina on December 30th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
I totally agree. I do of course love that I'm helping the environment, but mostly I love how much better it is for me. Glad it's working out so well for you! :)