My Experience Using a Menstrual Cup for 9 Years ☾✧☽ Tips, Advice & Why I Switched



Why I switched to using a Menstrual Cup: It’s a natural, healthy, and cost-effective alternative to tampons and pads. This is my experience and benefits of using a …

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  1. I just started using a cup this month, having never used tampons or the like. It was a little intimidating, but i know my body better than when i began. I use the punch down fold. It has, so far, been revolutionary and freeing. For me it is easy to change in public bathrooms with just a water bottle to rinse it with.

  2. Tried these, difficult to get in and really difficult to get out. It is like they'd suction to the inside of my vagina. It was awful. I would t4y pulling it out and it spills everywhere, on the floor, on my clothes, on me. I try to buy cotton, organic tampons now. But thanks for the info😘

  3. Nice to see someone talking so openly about a "touchy" subject and sharing valuable info <3

    Along with the chemicals and the environmental concerns when using tampons they also tend to dry out the inside. These cups are a great alternative!

  4. Toxic shock syndrome isn't about tampons containing toxic chemicals…it's a bacterial toxin thing, which has been found to have some association with tampons. Some rare people can suffer adverse effects from toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus – a bacterium that is actually normally found on and in the body of healthy individuals, and not usually a problem.

    Also, TSS could potentially crop up someday in relation to menstrual cup use, it's just that so far it hasn't. Future research, as cups become more popular, may end up showing that it is possible to get TSS while using menstrual cups.

    And silicone (what menstrual cups are usually made of, unless they are rubber) is not the same as the naturally occurring element silicon. Silicone is a synthetic compound.

    Just wanted to clear that all up.
    Not magical. Not entirely waste-free. Still probably not 100% natural. Still not completely foolproof. But yeah, a definite improvement!

    Now that I have a menstrual cup and period panties instead of pads and tampons, I don't hate my period!! It is a switch I totally recommend. But I think it is good to be informed, either way..

    xo

  5. This was my first period using a menstrual cup. I must say, it is the best thing I have discovered. When I started my spiritual journey, every period I got, there was this part deep inside me that kept disliking the idea of pads. To me the female womb is like the fertile ground of Earth where life blossoms. The fact That my period was increasing plastic waste just felt misaligned with how I felt about my body and Earth. I am so happy that now I'm using menstrual cup, it's good for my body and Earth at the same time. I've used my menstrual blood to fertilize my house plants after reading about another woman doing so on an article. 😁😁😁

  6. Hey Kathleen I'm 16 and got mine recently…however even though I try to make my point of insertion really small…I'm unable to insert it without it hurting and feel like it's still big for entering…Also I've used pads only. Please help me with some suggestions 🙂

  7. i’ve been using menstrual cups for two years now, and i’ll never go back. They’ve made my periods much more pleasant and intuitive. I feel like I’m more connected with my body. Great video!

  8. I saw your video of mensuration cup; I want to try it but I have some questions can you please answer me?
    My questions are as follows :
    1.How many cups I must purchase? Like if I have used one cup and I am removing it then what I should do I must wash that cup and insert it or I must keep it aside for sterilization and use another cup??
    2. Which brand of cup I must use?
    3. Is it painful while removing??
    Requesting you to please respond as soon as possible

  9. Yay Victoria! Love living there 🙂 Some people do have different "heights" that their cervix sits at, so I use a small lena cup which is a bit smaller than the diva cup, and i have a higher cervix so it can move up quite high. Luckily that cup has a long stem so i can bring it down a little until i can grip the base. For removing it, once you grip the base you can push it in the middle to fold it a little more and break the suction and pull it out slowly–its much less painful that way 🙂

  10. My goldylox menstraul cup is the Lena large. And it is the best decision I ever made for myself. It cost 25$ and there is a 5$ coupon. The coupon is LENALOVE. I just thought I would tell any one who is interested in this brand. As for this video. Keep up the good work. I have been with menstraul cups for 2 years.

  11. Any menstrual cup can last easily 10 years. Yeah the only reason why diva cup says two years is because they want you to buy more. Also if your cut gets discolored you can always do a peroxide soak and it'll be good as new 🙂

  12. Tried it for the first time last month and I got so scared that it would get stuck. How far up can it go without any leaks?? I got it in but felt it every time I'd bend over or when I'd walk.

  13. Dear Kathleen! I just have bought a menstrual cup and used it according to your recomendations , it fits me perfect! I feel much more free on my period! Thank you for your informative and inspiring video! And for your loving vibes!)

  14. I’ve been using a cup for 3 periods now. Although I really like them and the reduced amount of waste I’m causing I’ve found that they cause cramp type tummy pains. I’ve never really had pains before using so not sure why it is causing it, any ideas? I’m 96% sure I’m putting it in right and can’t feel the cup itself, if I do then I’ll take it out and redo. I don’t leave it in for more than 12 hours. I will continue to use even with the added cramps due to the overall positives of it

  15. Holy Beautiful Earth Goddess Energy 🐦 Just. Wow. The peacock even came out to see you. Thank you 🙏🏾 thank you ☺️
    By chance do you have any similarly earth feminine experiences w either forms of birth control::the Fem Cap or diaphragm?

    I received both from local clinic but uncertain @ it all…

    For a long time I was a sponge user, before childbirth. I now have a copper iud, but about ready to be done 3 or so years in, I think it’s done somehow I feel hormonal elements;; I’m used to having a very harmonious cycle. ☯️☮️💟💜💘💖

  16. I have been using the Diva #2 (I started use after my sons birth) for a year and a half now, I will never go back, I had a little crampy time the first time I used it, but the second time I didn’t even notice it in there and I really love it, it’s wonderful not having to worry about TSS and being able to go longer between emptying…and it saves money in the long run and the environment 😊💜

  17. Your videos give me so much hope for my future! I hope to one day become as strong and spiritually in tune with myself as you. You’re such a sweet person, your love truly radiates onto others ☺️ I noticed myself smiling while watching this just from the energy you gave off.

  18. Wow, thank you so much for talking about this!  I have never met anyone who 1. uses one of these and 2. open enough to talk about it, so I found this information extremely helpful. Thank you again… PS cool shot of that peacock!

  19. Thanks for this! I had my baby four weeks ago and have got washable pads for when my periods return.. i am definitely going to check out the cups! So enlightening thank youuu 😊😊 ♡

  20. Happy to hear more people sharing information about this! I first used one in high school but didn't start actively using it until probably last year. It's so much nicer in every way, once you get used to your body that is.

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