[LikeSunshineDust] Actually, I haven't used the Ladycup yet. I only got it about a week or two ago, but I'm going to use it on this cycle. Coincidentally, someone on the livejournal community asked me to review it when I was done, and compare it to the Divacup. The Divacup is the most popular brand in North America, since it's so widely available and cheap. I'll make sure to share the review with you guys when its done.
[Devilbluedress] It's fascinating stuff to read about, even if you elect not to use it. I was so creeped out when I first found them (like you, Bulma), but at the same time, ridiculously fascinated. I spent hours reading up on it (link
) and learned a lot about the history of menstruation. It's just not something I was prone to thinking about.... still isn't. But I'm a reasearchy sort, I get my kicks from learning, so when I discovered I had a squick... I just had to *poke* at it.
[Bulma] I noticed the weird www thing. I bet what caused it was the period at the end of www, let's try. www.
I had kinda hoped that it would have that effect. *nods* My experience has been so positive, even though there is a rather tough learning curve. I'd just love for people to get curious and decide, rather than simply be ignorant of the option, you know?
I should share a few more links.
-- this is the museum of menstrual health. It's run by a lovely man who loved his mother. He's not creep at all, he doesn't come off that way anyways, and his entire site is just really ... I keep using the word... fascinating. It's like, all this stuff I've never heard of, seen, or even thought of. Cool.
-- the Keeper natural rubber cup. This was the cup I bought 10 years ago. Please don't view this link as a 100% endorsement of their current product. I like it, and all, but I think I'll hold my opinions back about it until I write my Ladycup review. I'm linking it because I want the casual observer to know what I'm talking about.
-- the Diva cup. This cup is enormously popular, because it is the cheapest and most abundant cup on the market in North America. It's made of medical grade silicone, and you guys all know what that means.
Again, not an endorsement, holding my opinion back until I write my Ladycup review, just want you to know what I'm talking about. It is a very good cup, imho, however.
-- the Ladycup. This company is fairly new. It recently came out with several COLORS (kickass). I have not used it yet, and therefor do not have an opinion of it yet. I've heard really good things, though, and it is currently the softest cup on the market. It's currently available on the company website, reseller websites, and ebay. You can get it very cheaply on ebay.
And, just in case someone out there has made up their mind to get a Divacup, you can get one at iherb for about $15 within the USA (shipped), buy using this code: POL105 I think it's a referral code, but still, it gets you $5 off, and someone kind passed it on to me from livejournal recently. It *may* also be a 'first time customer' code.
And suddenly! I feel like cup pusher. Always did want to be one.