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    Default *spin off* The menstrual Cup....tell me more (probably TMI!)

    Okay....so this is a spin off from the tampon thread but I am sooooo curious about the menstrual cup. I looked at the links someone sent through but would like to get some first hand experiences about it.

    It sounds like such a good idea and I like being able to save money, save the environment but I just can't warp my head around how to use them.

    Apologies if TMI but I have to know!

    So with a tampon I tend to 'shove it up there' but when looking at the cup it looks like you just sit it in there at the entrance of the v@gina.

    Do you feel it?
    When you take it out does everything spill out? (the tampon soaks the flow but the cup doesnt).
    Do you have more then one to alternate during AF?

    TIA!!

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    You fold it up, shove it up there and it forms a suction cap and catches all the menstrual blood. If you've inserted it properly you can't feel it.

    I use the same one all period and just rinse after emptying.

    I empty in the shower or while on the loo so it doesn't matter that it spills a bit. It only spills if it's really full though Usually it's fine!

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    I can tell you I'm wearing one right now!!

    LOL - how's THAT for TMI!


    You still need to 'shove it up there' - kind of... you fold it (there are a few different techniques) and insert, then it pops open and a suction caused, I usually give mine a little bit of a twist to make sure it is in a comfy spot and fully open.

    It collects the flow, depending on your flow you can have it in for around 8 hours + (after reading other thread - yep - I wear mine to bed no worries) , to remove you hold the base or tag and pinch slightly to break the suction. If you take it easy there is no risk of 'spillage'..mine is never normally over half way full (other's flow may vary) ..so over a toilet or in teh shower you just tip it out, wipe out/rinse and re insert.

    More comfortable than a tampon IMO, days of actual flow reduced, less pain, less hassle.
    Have had mine for about 6 years now and highly recommend it!
    ( I only have one - although I would like a new coloured one, just because!)
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    You put them in as far as you might a tampon - or I do anyway. You can't feel it if it's done right, but it takes a bit of practice to get it right. I like mine - I never have to worry if I'll run out of tampons, don't have to take anything extra in my bag when I go out, only have to empty twice a day after the first day or so, and you can wear it to bed safely

    Highly recommend giving it a try if you are not averse to being very familiar with your lady parts

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    Thank you for your replies!

    So can you swim while wearing one?

    And what happens of you are out and not at home....how do you rinse it out, like lets say like in a restaurant or something?

    I like the fact that there is less pain as well....starting to sound like its something I should invest in.

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    Yep you can swim in one. I did on Friday

    If I needed to change it, I'd take a bottle of water to rinse or I'd just wipe it out with toilet paper. But because I only change it every 8 hours or sometimes longer, it's not an issue. I put it in in the morning and change it before I go to bed.

    I bought mine online, mine is a MoonCup.

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    im googling to see what they look like

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    I had one but I think it was the wrong size. It was a hassle to get in properly and then if it felt like it was in properly and I went swimming it would fill up with water, I couldn't do vigarous exercise or ride a bike with it and it just became too difficult to deal with in the emd. I haven't had pain or extra long flow using organoc tampons but I would like to try and get a cup. It's just a lot of money if I end up with the wrong size again.


 

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