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To collect all my menstrual stuff in a bottle?

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MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:01:24

Just to see exactly how much there is lost?

I have a new cup so I'm a bit intrigued by it all. Does anyone else have a FemmyCycle? It's a shit name but it's a special 'low cervix' version for fat old people with a falling out uterus.

Anyway. Having taken to bleeding what feels like 4 litres every month I'd like to know how much it really is so propose a bit of a collection.

6demandingchildren Wed 11-Jan-17 14:02:42

I'm interested to know, it a weird warped sort of way

user892 Wed 11-Jan-17 14:02:58

Do it! Keep container in fridge. I know someone who uses the blood for her garden plants.

wifework Wed 11-Jan-17 14:03:50

Yanbu. Don't post a photo on Facebook though.

Cherylene Wed 11-Jan-17 14:04:12

Can you measure it each time your change it? (or measure the cup and put markings on it) then note it down, then add it up.

Keeping it in a bottle - you would lose some each time and you need to store it somewhere where it will not get skanky confused.

BertieBotts Wed 11-Jan-17 14:04:33

I don't think you would need to keep it. Does the cup you're using not come with a little ml indicator? I'd just write it down every time you empty it and add up rather than saving it. It's dead tissue so it can't be very sanitary.

Shakirasma Wed 11-Jan-17 14:04:36

YABU that would be grim! Does the Cup not have measurement marks on? The Mooncup does. Perhaps you could estimate each time and keep a note then add them up rather than keeping the blood

AllTheLight Wed 11-Jan-17 14:05:32

Do it and let us know.

MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:06:00

I actually might do it. Need to find a bottle.

CaraAspen Wed 11-Jan-17 14:06:26


Do it! Keep container in fridge. I know someone who uses the blood for her garden plants."

Oh dear god...

MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:06:53

Sadly no markings on it so no idea how much.

BeyondTheStarryNight Wed 11-Jan-17 14:09:25

Oo, a low cervix version eh? I'd assumed cups were out for me...

I'm also worried about the suction affecting my coil?!

Isadora2007 Wed 11-Jan-17 14:09:59

Apparently it is very good for the garden. I used to use my bloody water from the tub I soaked my cloth pads in for the garden...

But I'd not want to save up my menstrual blood. I would keep a wee note each time I emptied. The moon-cup does have measurements but if yours doesn't you could measure different amounts of water first to see how much it holds etc.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 11-Jan-17 14:10:55

I've used a mooncup for 15ish years but that looks like a bell jar!shock

The handle bit looks massive too...

hollinhurst84 Wed 11-Jan-17 14:11:07

Beyond - I have a copper coil and use a cup no problem
Just make sure the strings are short enough that they don't get caught between the cup and vaginal wall

BeyondTheStarryNight Wed 11-Jan-17 14:12:04

Thanks Hollin, I will look into it then smile

MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:15:14

It is quite sucky. More so than my mooncup was, but that was a bit old. It's quite wide but it's not supposed to completely open I think. (And I am old and saggy so doesn't appear to be a width issue). The handle is ok. Quite short and flat

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 11-Jan-17 14:18:33

My mooncup seem a bit..rigid these days. It presses on my bladder sometimes. I am also old so this might work better...

FurryLittleTwerp Wed 11-Jan-17 14:21:04

It'll most likely be less blood than you expect - I seem to remember from somewhere that 80-150 ml is about standard over the course of a period.

MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:21:23

Mine did that Dame. I blamed the falling out uterus and saggy vag walls.
Time will tell if this is any different.

Cherylene Wed 11-Jan-17 14:21:34

Sadly no markings on it so no idea how much.

Fill it with water and then measure the amount of water it holds. You could probably put markers for half way with permanent marker on the inside.

Purplebluebird Wed 11-Jan-17 14:21:51

Try out how much water you can fit in the cup (then put it in a measuring jug) and then you know how much goes in the cup when you empty it - at least a rough estimate. None of the grossness, but you get an idea of amount.

Purplebluebird Wed 11-Jan-17 14:22:11

Haha, just realised Cherylene said this. Doh.

MOIST Wed 11-Jan-17 14:22:48

That's why I'd like to actually measure Twerp. I'm certain there's an awful lot more. I was having to empty the mount about 8 times a day and still overflowing. So unfair. It never used to be so bad.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 11-Jan-17 14:22:49

Where did you get it from OP?

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