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    Default Menstrual Cups

    Hi ladies
    I'm thinking of trying one of these - any recommendations?
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    I use a Lunette when not pg. I love it, it is easy to use and clean, and my body copes with menstruation much better than when I was using tampons.
    I think most menstrual cups are pretty similar though, there might be a bit of sizing difference. Their websites have all the measurements.

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    How do you clean it between use when at work or out shopping?

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    Hi @GreenMoon

    I very much agree with @LlamaMa and also use Lunette - I can't believe the difference it has made to me. I know most women say this but I have horrid Leak Weeks and I think this might be the 5th month I have used it? My cramping is less and there is actually physically just ... less lol and it has shortened my leak week significantly and its great it really is - If I was on a stranded island I would ask for this before Ian Somerhalder

    My only tip though ... trim the stem. Just trust me - I wish somebody had told me that!

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    Without grossing you out you only need to deal with it once every 12 hours so for me that is when I get up and when I get home from work - should you need too when out and about you can get cuppywipes from lunnette anyway which is kind of like a baby wipe I guess otherwise you can buy a proper wash from them (any would do) and see if the disabled has a sink in it when out shopping

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    I have a diva cup and LOVE it. I'm actually using it right now. I find it so much easier, more convenient and 'cleaner'. I don't get a smell like I did with tampons and pads. Changing it was a little messy at first and I wore panty liners the first few months until I got used to it. Almost a year on and my period seems to be much shorter. I think it has to do with the cup collecting everything inside you, whereas tampons are like a plug and pads let it flow out slowly. No scientific research, just my own opinions and experience. Also I've had basically no cramping or pain. I wonder if it has to do with a lack of chemical in my vagina now. Tampons and pads are FULL of chemicals

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    I didn't trim the stem of the diva cup and have had no issues. Every vagina is different.

    I love it at work, because I'm the only female in a male office and there is NO bin in the toilet. No worries with the cup, I just empty it in the toilet and give it a quick wipe with toilet paper. Every night I sterilize it with boiling water in a dedicated mug

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    How do you clean it between use when at work or out shopping?
    I've got a Lunette cup. Love it! However due to having a Mirena IUD in my AF is almost non existent now.

    Back when i had heavier flow I used to empty it before I left if I went out for a few hours. If I did have to empty it at work I just wiped it with clean loo paper (made sure I washed hands prior to going in to loo).

    I can't speak highly enough of cups. They are so much healthier than using tampons and cleaner than having stinky, bloody pads on. And of course it's cheaper in the long run from not having to buy tampons.

    If I need backup I use a panty liner.

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    I think I'm ready to make the change!
    Where do you buy them from?

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    I got mine from the website
    http://www.lunette.com/au/
    They also have reusable liners to help you get your cup legs so to speak but I want game enough for that

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