Period cups

Period cups

sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Instead of using pads or tampons, have you ever used a period cup? I don't know if that's the official name but it's a silicone cup that is placed in the vagina that catches all your menstrual blood.
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Tried it and hated it
7
Tried it and loved it
41
Never tried it and don't want to
26
Never tried it and do want to
34
Don't know what you are talking about
16
Total votes: 124 (120 voters)
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Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I have the Moon Cup. It's silicone (because of course I had to have silicone). It was a little tricky at first, but I really like it. This is my 4th cycle with it and here are some pros and cons I've found personally

Pros
-No more buying tampons or pads which saves tons of money.
-No irritation from chemicals.
-No waste.
-Foreplay and certain sexual activities are easier without strings hanging out.
-No need to carry tampons or pads with you.
-Easy to clean.
-Comfortable.
-Very little leakage or scent.
-Less cramping.
-Safer than chemical ridden pads or tampons.

Cons
-Can be a pain in the ass to fold to put in and remove.
-Mine got crazily stuck one time because there was too much suction and it was too high so I had to actually dig it out with clamps (because I trimmed the stem)
-Gets a little messy sometimes.
05/02/2012
Khanner Khanner
Yeah, menstrual cups. There are several brands. Right now I'm interested in the MeLuna because they have several different stem types.

I'm planning on using my 50 million tampons before I buy one, though.
05/02/2012
Rossie Rossie
I have size large Lady Cups, but they seemed to be a bit too large for me, so they've been sitting in my bathroom drawer forever.
05/02/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
i have nerver heard of these. it sounds like there would be a mess trying to take it out. so lets see, a cone in your... and there it catches all blood. ?? really ??? i would think it would be painful or large. idk. i'll have to look into these. i hate having to use things that will be in the landfill when i'm dead and gone.
05/02/2012
smashthepatriarchy smashthepatriarchy
I use the DivaCup and I love it. Costs $30 and I can use it for 3 years instead of buying tampons every month. I can also use the cup for 12 hours without having to empty it, with no risk or worry of TSS.
05/02/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I tried these but they didn't work for me. I know that my uterus is tilted, so maybe that has something to do with it. I really wish they DID work, given how many good things I've heard about them.
05/02/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I have a moon cup and Im so glad i mad the switch. its really not that messy, about the same as a tampon. just dont YANK it out and you want get it anywhere.

Im still new to it so I havent used it to sleep in yet. Im a really heavy bleeder so im afraid itll still leak over night. On my heavy day I have to check or change it every hour or 2. normally i can go a LOT longer without even worrying about it.
05/02/2012
indiglo indiglo
Been using my DivaCup (also made of medical grade silicone) for a little while now and I absolutely LOVE it! I wish I had tried it a long time ago. I can actually forget I'm on my period when I use it.

If you want to read even more opinions and experiences with various menstrual cups, check out this link with a bunch of old discussions on the topic. Lots of good info there!
05/02/2012
hillys hillys
wow I have never heard about these, can anyone tell me a bit how they work and where you get them?
05/02/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by hillys
wow I have never heard about these, can anyone tell me a bit how they work and where you get them?
They are medical grade silicone belled cups. You fold them and insert them like you would a tampon. And it collects all the blood. Every so often you take it out dump the blood in the toilet give it a good rinse or wipe and reinsert. You can get them from amazon or a number of other stores. There are many brands so if you look around you can see which one you think might work for you.
05/02/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
im buying one for my next cycle =)
05/02/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Off the grid stuff!
05/02/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
What?
05/02/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
I've used a Diva Cup for... I don't even know how many years now. Best invention ever!
05/02/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I'm a tampax pearl girl! Maybe someday I'll try the cups but I have a LOT of tampons to use up first. I probably have like a 2 year supply it's crazy. I used to coupon a lot so I got them cheap
05/03/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
I love cups. I use a cup in combination with washable cloth pads. I HATE tampons, always have. Finding out cups existed seriously changed my life.
05/03/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
They sound like a good idea, but I'm just not sure about using them...
05/03/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I'm interested but then again I'm afraid of spillage and wearing a liner wouldn't do a thing for that if it somehow became unstuck or whatever. I'm just too worried something would go wrong and I'd be out in public with an embarrassing mess.
05/03/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
I have never heard of this but I want it so damn badly now. Thanks for sharing everyone I wish I knew this existed. Now that I do.. hm hm hm.. I shall conquer you, menstrual blood!
05/03/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I have the Moon Cup. It's silicone (because of course I had to have silicone). It was a little tricky at first, but I really like it. This is my 4th cycle with it and here are some pros and cons I've found personally

Pros
-No more ...
i have the mooncup too. i freaking love it. had mine about 2 years. it's amazing.
05/03/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetpea12
Instead of using pads or tampons, have you ever used a period cup? I don't know if that's the official name but it's a silicone cup that is placed in the vagina that catches all your menstrual blood.
I've never tried, and I have no interest.
05/03/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetpea12
Instead of using pads or tampons, have you ever used a period cup? I don't know if that's the official name but it's a silicone cup that is placed in the vagina that catches all your menstrual blood.
i want to try the diva cup
05/03/2012
Rhazya Rhazya
I've always thought about it, but imagine it'd be even messier than tampons/pads are with how much I bleed. Not to mention finding one to fit me would be a challenge.
05/03/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I have the Diva Cup and have also used Insteads, but with both I have leakage problems, especially when I'm lying down. I don't know if I'm getting the wrong angle or what.
05/03/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetpea12
Instead of using pads or tampons, have you ever used a period cup? I don't know if that's the official name but it's a silicone cup that is placed in the vagina that catches all your menstrual blood.
Thanks for all your great comments and advice, I really appreciate it
05/03/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
I've been using a menstrual cup for almost a decade. I could NEVER go back.
05/03/2012
Various Various
They are one of those things that interest me, and skeeve me out at the same time. I don't think I will ever try one.
05/03/2012
Mwar Mwar
I want to give one a try.
05/03/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I've heard of the diva cup. It's too gross for me and seems like a hassle. No thanks. lol
05/03/2012
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