Do you, have you ever, would you ever use menstrual cups?

charletnarouh charletnarouh
Select all that apply. Explain below.
Why did you/would you try them?
If you have used them, please share your experience
What brands/models did you try?
Which ones worked best and why?
Do you still use them? If so, which brands/models?
Do you like them better than pads/pantiliners/tampo ns? Why?
Do you use them in conjunction with other methods and if so how do you combine them and why?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I would never use menstrual cups.
23
I would consider using disposable menstrual cups, but not reusable ones, but haven't tried them.
4
I would consider using reusable cups, but not disposable, but haven't tried them.
5
I would consider using either type of cup, but haven't tried them.
21
I have tried disposable cups only and they didn't work for me.
1
I use disposable cups as my only form of menstrual protection.
4
I use disposable cups in conjunction with other forms of menstrual protection.
3
I have tried reusable cups only and they didn't work for me.
3
I use reusable cups as my only form of menstrual protection.
11
I use reusable cups in conjunction with other forms of menstrual protection.
6
I alternate using disposable and reusable cups.
1
I alternate using both disposable and reusable cups with other forms of menstrual protection.
1
I tried both disposable and reusable cups and reusable cups worked better.
5
I tried both disposable and reusable cups and disposable cups worked better.
I tried disposable cups and they worked but I stopped using them for another reason.
I tried reusable cups and they worked but I stopped using them for another reason.
1
I've tried both disposable and reusable cups and one or both worked but I stopped using them for other reasons.
I've tried both disposable and reusable cups and neither work for me.
Other.
4
Total votes: 93 (76 voters)
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Rossie Rossie
I've tried reusable LadyCups, but the size I bought were a bit too large for me so they were uncomfortable, and I'm not crazy about handling the cups and getting my fingers all bloody.
09/06/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I have the Lunette and DivaCup and love both of them. I don't know what size I have. I think they're equally effective. I use them interchangeably.

They are now the only thing I use during my period. Tampons randomly started giving me yeast infections. Plus I have vaginal dryness as it is and tampons only make it worse. The menstrual cups don't make my dryness worse, they even seem to help a little.

I don't like having to clean out the blood, but it's better than I thought it would be. They don't leak all over me if I remove them properly.
09/06/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have had a strong interest in trying these but since I pass major blood clots and all during my period I think it would be best for me to avoid these. I am not really sure though, I use pads and sometimes tampons just really depends on where I am at and what I am doing. Technically I was told it was best for me not to use tampons so I try to use them as little as possible. Maybe one day I will take the plunge an try the cups.
09/06/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
I have always been curious about these, but have never brought myself to try them. The clean up kind of turns me off from it.
09/06/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I only heard about them once I joined eden so I'm a little interested. I just don't know about it though. Kinda don't like the idea.
09/06/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
I have the smaller Lunette and I love it! It's the only form of menstrual protection I use. Tampons dry me out and pads are just annoying. I'm saving a lot of money, and I like how cups are better for the environment.
09/06/2012
wwwww wwwww
I haven't tried them but I'm very interested in it. The idea of not having to waste money on tampons and pads seems like a great idea.
09/06/2012
novanilla novanilla
I love my divacup so much and am convinced everyone who doesn't think it's awesome is crazy
09/06/2012
Willowe Willowe
I want to try a reusable menstrual cup but I haven't bought one yet. Right now I'm just using cloth pads.
09/06/2012
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
I'm really curious about these. Haven't seen them yet
09/06/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I would, but I'm not sure about them and don't want to spend money if I won't like it.
09/07/2012
gorgeous gorgeous
I went with other cause I though "What are they"??
09/07/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I haven't used them yet, but I've definitely thought about it. I would probably buy a box of the Instead cups first to see if I like them before investing in one of the reusable ones.
09/07/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm actually waiting on my paycheck to go buy my divacup. I'm really excited to actually try a menstrual cup for once. I'm tired of pads and tampons.
09/07/2012
dirtythoughts:) dirtythoughts:)
I have to wait about 6 more months, due to being pregnant , but am anxious to try the menstrual cups.
09/07/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I had a Diva Cup but it was always uncomfortable to insert and remove (the smallest size), plus it ended up leaking. So to the trash it went.
09/08/2012
LunaLuthor LunaLuthor
Quote:
Originally posted by charletnarouh
Select all that apply. Explain below.
Why did you/would you try them?
If you have used them, please share your experience
What brands/models did you try?
Which ones worked best and why?
Do you still use them? If so, which ... More
I ordered a free sample of soft cup but it never came
09/08/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
I'm prety good with using my pads thanks. The idea of getting my fingers bloody with whatever the hell comes out of you makes my stomach roll.
09/08/2012
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by *Camoprincess*
I have had a strong interest in trying these but since I pass major blood clots and all during my period I think it would be best for me to avoid these. I am not really sure though, I use pads and sometimes tampons just really depends on where I am ... More
I'm not trying to tell you that you MUST use the cups, but I just wanted to let you know that menstrual cups are nearly ideal for those of us who pass clots during our periods. Tampons just block off the clots, because they can't absorb them. Pads work great at allowing the clots to come out, but (in my experience) they aren't ideal, because again - they can't absorb the clot so things can get messy.

The menstrual cup, on the other hand, sits low in the vaginal canal, below the cervix. It does not block the flow of clots, they can come right out your cervix and right on down the vaginal canal. The cup avoids the problems with tampons & pads because it just collects the clot with no need to absorb it. The passed clot just sits comfortably in the cup, waiting on you until you empty it. That's one of the things I love about my DivaCup. (Because I pass clots as well.)


They don't work well for all people (bodies are all made differently, after all), and some people are too grossed out to try them. But me? I love my DivaCup so much. I've had it several years now, and my only regret is not getting one sooner!
09/08/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
Quote:
Originally posted by gorgeous
I went with other cause I though "What are they"??
Menstrual cups are small cups, usually made of silicone, worn inside the vagina, below the cervix. They create a suction seal that prevents leaks and collect flow rather than traditional pads and tampons which absorb. They are considered superior because they can usually hold more than a tampon and be worn without changing them for up to 12 hours depending on flow, but for most women it's at least several hours longer than they can wear a tampon without leaks. They are usually reusable, like our silicone toys they can be boiled to sterilize. So they also save money. Because most tampons are bleached with harsh chemicals and contain rayon they aren't good for our bodies, especially considering how many tampons most women will use in their lifetime. Tampons also cause dryness for many women and can cause yeast infections or bacterial infections. They also may leave fibers behind which might be problematic, or at least not terribly clean. Most women I've talked to or read say they love them, that they are ultimately way more convenient, more comfortable, more effective and save them a lot of money. I just ordered my first one and I'm so excited to try it!
09/08/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by charletnarouh
Select all that apply. Explain below.
Why did you/would you try them?
If you have used them, please share your experience
What brands/models did you try?
Which ones worked best and why?
Do you still use them? If so, which ... More
I would never, it makes me squeamish.
09/10/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I use a MoonCup (UK, not US. They are separate companies that don't get along). I use them in conjunction with washable pads. There's something in disposables that I have a reaction to, so I'd rather use reusables than be extra miserable using disposables because someone else thinks they're gross. Since I've had kids, there isn't a whole lot that makes me squeamish. Except raw chicken.
09/11/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I have had a hyst but many years ago I used to use a disposable cup system, and dang it I cannot remember their name but they were soo awesome. I could wear them for hours despite the fact that I was a heavy bleeder. This was great for the nights out and especially when traveling in the hot summer!!!
09/11/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I'm really tight inside, to the point where I can always feel even the smallest tampon inside me. I was afraid I'd have trouble with a cup feeling uncomfortable, but that wasn't too bad. What was bad was that I had trouble fitting it inside me and removing it every time. It probably would have gotten easier with practice, but then it got stuck inside me one time and I had a horrible time trying to get it out. I almost went to the emergency room.

The one thing I liked about it was how much cleaner I felt down below. I'm too chicken to give it another try though.
09/11/2012
Feisty Feisty
I would never use them.
09/11/2012
Beck Beck
I really want to try a cup. They sound better than tampons or pads. I can't stand either one any longer. Tampons make me super dry and pads gross me out.
09/11/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I really want to try a cup. They sound better than tampons or pads. I can't stand either one any longer. Tampons make me super dry and pads gross me out.
You should. There is a bit of a learning curve and some people think they're icky at first, but it's something you get over quickly.
09/11/2012
Deeder Deeder
I just recently started using the disposable Softcups, as a sort of "test drive" for the more expensive silicone ones, and so far they seem to work pretty well. I mainly use it for days that I'm working (since it's normal for me to clock in at 11 hours per shift), and use tampons/pads at home or if I'm just running out of the house for a minute.
09/11/2012
SavingMyself SavingMyself
I would never use them, I just can't get over the ick factor.
09/12/2012
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Unique posters: 54