Does anyone here use a menstrual cup?

Does anyone here use a menstrual cup?

Elliotstar Elliotstar
I'm just curious about the demographics here - I kind of assume that more people who have an interest in sex toys would be open to/do use menstrual cups, but I'm wondering if that's true.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, currently use one
35  (29%)
Have used one in the past
7  (6%)
Don't use them
31  (25%)
What's a menstrual cup?
20  (16%)
Kind of want to get one.
29  (24%)
Total votes: 122
Poll is closed
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Jul!a Jul!a
I don't use them personally, but I know there are a lot of women on this site that do and love them.
01/21/2011
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
I don't but have heard they are great!!
01/21/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
If you'd like info on them from people from EF there are also older threads if you check out the search engine

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01/21/2011
Eliza Eliza
It's definitely something that I'm interested in, but I think I want to wait till I have my own place because I imagine it would be awkward cleaning it in a dorm bathroom.
01/21/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Nope.
01/21/2011
RomeroB RomeroB
I havent tried them but I have heard they are great and I am thinking about ordering one
01/21/2011
Pixel Pixel
I have a Diva Cup and adore it! Makes my life so much easier.
01/21/2011
gone77 gone77
Don't use them and have no interest in using them.
01/21/2011
lucymalfoy lucymalfoy
They seem like too much of a hassle for public restrooms.
01/22/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
I have a Lunette and I think its wonderful. Being comfortable inserting/removing things from your vagina before trying the cup would make the transition easier most likely.
They don't require a thorough cleaning every time you empty them, supposedly you should take a bottle of water into the public bathroom rinse the cup with the water from your bottle and put the cup back. You do need to wash them daily during your period and sanitize them before and after your period.
01/22/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I have a Diva Cup and I love it! I can't imagine my period without it. I think every woman should have one. It's better for your body, your wallet, and the environment.

The beauty about the whole "public restroom" thing, is you really don't have to empty it during the day. That little cup will hold a lot of menses, more than most women put out during the recommended 12 hours or keeping the cup in.
01/22/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
I used INSTEAD for a while. It worked well, wasn't noticeable when inserted properly, but it wasn't ideal for heavy periods. And it's disposable, unlike the DIVA cup which I believe is re-usable.
01/22/2011
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
Never heard of it...what exactly is a menstrual cup?
01/22/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
I also use the Instead cup, I love it!
01/22/2011
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitt Katt
Never heard of it...what exactly is a menstrual cup?
link
01/22/2011
lamira lamira
I have no idea what that is.
01/22/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I'm interested in it and I'm buying one when my supply of tampons runs out - which means in about half a year.
01/25/2011
A Good Girl A Good Girl
It seems to me that the mess would be rotten to clean up
01/25/2011
Liz2 Liz2
A menstrual cup as never been of interest to me but some women here on EF love it. I personally don't know anyone who does use one.
01/25/2011
BluePixi BluePixi
Quote:
Originally posted by A Good Girl
It seems to me that the mess would be rotten to clean up
what mess? you dump it down the drain of your choice then wash it, no cotton to clog your toilet and no more bloody tubes in the trash can.
01/25/2011
Rarity Rarity
I've been interested in finding a more environmentally friendly alternative to the pad or tampon. I might try out the moon cup some day but I'm not too comfortable with the idea of using one yet.
01/25/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Elliotstar
I'm just curious about the demographics here - I kind of assume that more people who have an interest in sex toys would be open to/do use menstrual cups, but I'm wondering if that's true.
I would consider using one.
01/26/2011
thatonegirl thatonegirl
Yes i did google it and no i had no clue what it was
01/26/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I have tried one, but my uterus is tilted forward and it doesn't fit right.
01/26/2011
DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO
I had a Diva cup for two years and it leaked like crazy. My periods were pretty erratic so I wasn't bothered too much. Once I got my hormones situated though, I needed something else. I tried a Lunette and it works a lot better for me. It's a firmer silicone so it doesn't squish when I am on the move or exercising. I double up on heavier days with Luna panties and reusable pads. They're really comfortable.

@lucymalfoy Not if you can find a handicapped stall with a sink. Otherwise, I just empty it and reinsert it. You're only changing it every 6-8 hours unless you're having the world's heaviest period ever, so the need to actually change it in public is pretty infrequent.

@WickedLush It's not much different than wrapping tampons/pads in toilet paper and putting them in the trash in the bathroom. Well, it is because my bathroom doesn't reek of used menstrual products for the whole week. I usually change mine when I shower, so it's not really messy at all.

(Not saying anyone should or needs to switch. Use what you're comfortable with. Just wanted to address some of the common concerns.)
01/26/2011
teeny <3 teeny <3
I adore my Diva Cup!

I have very heavy periods and used to go through multiple packages of tampons a month. I would spend on average over $40 a month on disposable products. I spent $30 once on a Diva Cup and finally replaced it after 5 years of use. Do the math $40 x 12 (months) x 5 (years) = $2400!!! I saved enough money to put a down payment on a new car!

Plus, tampons are not healthy for the earth or vaginas. Cotton and plastic pile up quickly in landfills. And the bleach used in tampons can negatively affect vaginal PH levels, increasing your risks for cysts and cancer.

Now I will admit, it was wierd to get used to at first and I had my doubts too. Every lady is built differently, and I had my fair share of leaks before I made it work for me. So during the first few cycles I used it with pads as back up as well as read internet forums (like this one) to find out what worked for other women until I finally found a successful insertion method for myself.

Now I love it and recommend to all my female friends and family! All I had to do was skip going out to dinner once to fit it the Diva Cup in my budget. It's the best $30 I ever spent!

I hope this was helpful for some of you girlies.
01/27/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Sounds like more trouble than its worth
02/08/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Yes and LOVE it! I feel free cause I know there's no risk of any health issues. Ya can leave it in longer than a tampon (depending on the person naturally) and it doesn't leave me with a dried out vaginal feeling that tampons do.

Not to mention, there is no landfill, no odor and no ongoing costs!!!
Saves me a LOT of money!!!! That if nothing else is a huge reason for me to love it.
02/09/2011
spiceboy spiceboy
Quote:
Originally posted by SexyStuff
Sounds like more trouble than its worth
I don't think there's any trouble associated with using a menstrual cup at all. You keep it in place for 12 hours so it lessens the amount of time you spend thinking about your period, and it is completely leak free when inserted properly. I put it in when I wake up and change it before bed. The trouble ends there.
02/11/2011
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