Does anyone use Menstrual Cups?

Does anyone use Menstrual Cups?

Glinteye Glinteye
I use a diva cup, I was wondering what other types of menstrual cups people use and what theyre like.
10/12/2012
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I just started using a Diva Cup as of last month (love it!), and I'm already quite fascinated with them. Such a clean, inexpensive alternative.

I don't plan on getting another cup until I need to, so I couldn't tell you about other brands until that happens (assuming I switch from Diva Cups to something else, for that matter), but while I was waiting for mine to arrive in the mail, I was reading more about menstrual cups and actually found a blog authored by a someone who reviews various brands of cups. It was pretty informative, and quite neat, to see so many different kinds.
10/12/2012
Undecided Undecided
Not me I have wondered about them and want to try them but afraid they would be a waste of money for me
10/12/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Undecided
Not me I have wondered about them and want to try them but afraid they would be a waste of money for me
I'd say they're worth a shot, at any rate. Worst case scenario, you lost around $30 in a venture that didn't work out. Best case scenario, you spent $30 in exchange for potentially saving hundreds of dollars in disposable products over the course of a few years.
10/13/2012
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
I'd say they're worth a shot, at any rate. Worst case scenario, you lost around $30 in a venture that didn't work out. Best case scenario, you spent $30 in exchange for potentially saving hundreds of dollars in disposable products over ...
^This.

Yes, they seem steep at first. But then consider that that thirty dollar investment is supposed to last up to ten years and the cost of tampons/pads for the same period (heh) of time.

I would look at size comparison charts online to at least get a good idea of where to start. If your first choice doesn't work, you can always sell your cup (sanitizing it first in boiling water, of course) and find or trade for a new one. (And yes, that is commonly accepted in the menstrual cup community. )
10/13/2012
ID42 ID42
I have been using a Diva Cup since about 2007. My sister in law has the Keeper and she was the one who turned me on to the cups. They come in two sizes for before and after a vaginal birth. And the Keeper is made from natural gum rubber (latex). It is a lot more rigid than the Diva Cup and that is why I went with the Diva Cup. When I bought mine, the makers of the Keeper had not introduced their Moon Cup which is made from medical grade silicone like the Diva Cup. When I first became interested, I even tried a disposable kind of cup that can be purchased at places like Wal-mart or your local pharmacy store, but that kind of was defeating the purpose, wasn't it? The brand was called the Instead, I believe. I completely recommend the Diva/Moon/Keeper cups for anyone looking to save cash over the long run, get products like rayon/formaldehyde/chl orine bleach out of their bodies from the use of tampons, and for anyone who is sick of keeping a second class of "period panties" in their drawers.
10/14/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I have a MeLuna cup and a Diva. I'm new to cups and still tweaking my routine and may purchase a Fleurcup since they are supposed to be good for clots which is a concern for me. I highly recommend cups. They are way more comfortable, reliable, last longer, cheaper, healthier, cleaner. Some say that the duration and volume of their flow decreases in the absence of the chemicals in disposable products! I'm totally sold. Plus, I'm super impressed with the Live Journal menstrual cup community HERE. They're a very nice, informative, helpful, welcoming community with GREAT policies for gender-inclusivity!
10/24/2012
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