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Menstrual cups?

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rebeccaelle · 27/04/2020 23:21

Can anyone recommend a menstrual cup? I feel like I have read so many mixed reviews about the different brands shapes and sizes! I don't know where to start!

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TheTigerQueen · 30/04/2020 20:17

Bump as was going to post the same question.

Hohofortherobbers · 30/04/2020 21:18

I bought a Mooncup last year, it's my first one and I think its OK, I generally find it comfortable although it can feel like it tilts sometimes and then the base irritates me, as it sits to one side (I cut the stem clean off, it's not that). I change it less often than I would a tampon but I can get sore on my heaviest days as changing it 4 times in a day leads to me feeling a little chaffed. I also get leakage on my heaviest days overnight, so wear a towel too. When I'm lighter I much prefer it to tampons, can leave it in comfortably all day long. Its made me realise how heavy I am, I was led to believe I lost merely an eggcup full in one period! Ha! On my heaviest day I lose 4 full moon ups in 24hour!! I haven't tried other brands but on the whole I like my menstrual cup, I wonder if I might suit another brand though in terms of capacity and seal. I will be interested in other people's comments. I'd be happy to buy a new new one to try.

Crabbo · 30/04/2020 21:19

Take the put a cup in it quiz - google and it will come up. It will suggest a couple of the best types for you as they can vary quite a bit.

Crabbo · 30/04/2020 21:24

@Hohofortherobbers Remember at school when you have the period classes and they told us you ‘only lose about 5 teaspoons of blood - it just looks like more’ Hmm Sure we’re just all hallucinating the cupfuls of blood we pour down the toilet!

kate0899 · 30/04/2020 23:58

I ordered a menstrual cup from a company called HeyGirls. Have only used it for a couple of days (im a newbie to them myself) and it seems to have been successful so far, they are so much more comfortable than wearing tampons and you hardly need to empty it that often. Its a little bit tricky to get the hang of putting it in but I'm sure i'll get used to it.
Would really recommend HeyGirls as they operate on a buy one give one basis where if you buy any of their products online, it buys one for a Uk woman in need too which they donate to homeless shelters/charites/community organisations which I think is fab!

Astella22 · 01/05/2020 00:02

I bought a mooncup and used it for the first time last month and I love it. I’m still getting used to taking it in and out but towards the end I was getting much better. Love not using tampons or towels. Would recommend one

TheTigerQueen · 04/05/2020 21:14

So I've bought a Saalt cup, sorry If this is TMI but I've done a dry run so to speak, I clearly need to find out how better to insert/extract without my legs all akimbo, as I'm not sure how easy it would be to get into position in the office toilets. Also, it seemed to POP out, is that normal? I imagine that could get quite messy..

Isadora2007 · 04/05/2020 21:24

Pm me and I can send you an brand new unused one to try... I got given it for my adult dd but she didn’t want it? Can’t recall the brand... sorry.

Bouldghirl · 08/05/2020 01:01

I’ve been using the mooncup for over a year now and wouldn’t go back to tampons. It can be a bit tricky at first but do persevere. @TheTigerQueen - the ‘pop’ as you remove it is unite normal. You effectively break the suction on removing it and that can often produce a definite popping feeling.

MinesAPintOfTea · 08/05/2020 01:05

It is much easier to remove when full as the weight pushes it down slightly target than it being full of air. If you're not confident, wait until you can spend the day at home then any spillages can be showered off. But I've never made a mess.

Talulahoopla · 08/05/2020 18:07

Mooncup user here. Very first use I managed to get it in ok then couldn't stop having a panic thinking about taking it out then I actually couldn't get it out and that was a panic too. Since I figured it out it's worked like a dream. I'll never go back to tampons now. It can handle even my heaviest days and only need to change it at night before going to bed. Feels so much more hygienic and great for travelling as well!

CeibaTree · 08/05/2020 19:54

I've had a mooncup for about 7 years. There are so many brands now but mooncup were one of the original. They take a couple of cycles to get used to but after that they just make periods so much more pleasant than they are with pads or tampons.

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