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Got sick of being on the pill and being psycho, don't need it for contraception as I can't be doing with sex at all (that's a whole other story) so have come off it. Upshot of that is better moods, but very heavy periods. Normal tampons/sanitary pads no good - feel like an inexperienced teenager again and don't like to go out when I have my period (sorry TMI) so thought I'd give the Mooncup a go. Not an environmentalist or new age woman at all, just searching for a solution.
I have one and love it. It's much less hassle than anything else, totally comfortable, easy to use once you get the hang of it and cheaper in the long run too. It also lasts longer than a tampon and reduces pain.
couldn't recommend them more highly - totally changed my life. takes a while to get the hang of it (I gradually cut the stem shorter and shorter until it was all gone) but once you do it;s amazing! wore white trousers the first day of my (very heavy) period - wow.
Been using them for 9 years, started out with a Mooncup, currently use either MeLuna or Ladycup, or my diaphragm as a menstrual cup for mess-free sex on my period
Total life-saver for me as tampons and pads always leaked within an hour, I had chronic infections and irritation from tampons and pads too, where as menstrual cups don't leak and have no health risks...which also makes them SO MUCH more convenient as you can wear before your period, with any flow and overnight. I just pop the cup in before work, then go all day and empty/clean in the shower at night, no problems at all.
Sods to the environmental issues, I hate that they keep marketing them as an environmental product, they'd do SO MUCH better marketing them for their convenience, hygiene and safety. They're much more comfortable, convenient, reliable and most importantly safe; no TSS, infections, irritation, vaginal damage, bacterial growth, potentially harmful chemicals or dioxin.