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Turning Red to Green- Reusable Menstrual Products Resource Guide

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It’s always nice to have a mega-resource for an oft asked about topic.  This page is going to be your new favorite resource for menstrual cup information and a nice link for your cup or cloth curious friends.  I’ll be referencing this page at my menstrual products workshops so if you are coming here after my session you will see links to much of what was discussed in person in the text when applicable and links to helpful outside resources at the end of this post.

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Part 1- Why Should You Switch to Reusable Menstrual Products?

Comfort is the number one reason I think all women should switch to either cloth or cups.  Honestly, it’s an incredible difference and seeing/feeling is about the only way to truly understand.  Unlike tampons or disposable pads, cups and cloth will not dry you out.  Tampons will remove your body’s natural moisture along with your flow but cups only contain the flow.  Cloth pads do not use highly absorbent chemicals that pull away your skin’s moisture with it and they have no plastic backing which makes them more breathable.   Instead, cloth pads use PUL or fleece backings to keep underwear clean and dry.   Most women cannot feel the cup once it is properly inside and the silicone is warmed by your body to mould and fit your shape; cups move with you so there is no friction to feel.  There have been cases where women forgot they were wearing the cup!  Cloth pads are made from soft fabrics like bamboo, velour, organic cotton, minky, or fabric blends- this means they are even softer than your softest panties and have no crinkling!

Anecdotal evidence and testimonials support the claims that menstrual cups can reduce cramps and sometimes even shorten the length of a menstrual cycle.

Convenience is another reason that every single woman should switch to a cup if they can.  Cups can be worn for 10-12 hours before needing to be removed and emptied!  Imagine not having to seek out restrooms to change your tampon or pad every 2-4 hours!  Women who work busy, demanding jobs with lack of reliable access to a bathroom especially should consider changing over to a cup.  There is an inexplainable freedom that only cup wearers understand.  Go anywhere, do anything… just like in those fun tampon commercials showing women swimming and bike riding, but women wearing cups can do even more for even longer!

Environmental impact is a major reason to consider switching.  Women can use over 16,000 disposable menstrual products during their lifetime.  That is a LOT of waste.  Consider that each product is wrapped in plastic and that pads are backed with a plastic liner and tampons come with a plastic applicator.  When it comes time to get rid of our used products we wrap them back in the plastic tightly and throw them into another plastic bag that often gets tossed into a larger plastic bag that then goes to a landfill.  Though the cotton may breakdown under the right circumstances it will never see the right conditions to do so, and the plastics will be around a very, very long time.

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Plastic debris, including plastic tampon applicators, on the shore of Onondaga Lake in NY after a storm. Photo used with permission from anikarenina on Flickr

Things like plastic tampon applicators are small and easily make their way into the ecosystem if not disposed of properly.  It isn’t uncommon to find tampon applicators on beaches and river banks.  Birds and fish are frequently found dead with stomachs full of small plastic parts they mistake for food, including tampon applicators.  As a society we can work on reducing our plastic waste, switching to reusable menstrual products can be one change and may lead to more.  For more on the plastic problem in our world watch this video on ocean garbage patches.

Money Savings can be either the motivation, or an added bonus, when you switch to reusable menstrual products.  It may not seem like much when you buy an $8 box of tampons but over the lifespan of your menstrual days it can add up to several hundred dollars depending on the brand you choose.  With the money you save each cycle you can treat yourself to a Venti from Starbucks or a pint of Haagen Daaz Coffee Ice Cream (now I’m craving!)

Part 2. The Logistics of Using Cloth or Menstrual Cups

Using reusable cloth for your period may sounds disgusting at first but it is actually very comfortable and for women with sensitive skin, it can be a lifesaver compared to disposable pads that dry out the skin.  I have a post with great beginner information on Getting Started with Reusable Menstrual Cloth for more information.

When it comes to using a menstrual cup it’s not as scary, difficult, or messy as you imagine.  I also imagined the worst but found it to be a chore worth doing in the grand scheme of things.  If the in person demonstrations at MommyCon weren’t enough and you need more visuals about how to insert the cup and remove it I have a video for that!  How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup.

Now that I have created my new vagina stand-in model, Virginia, there’s a good chance I will make a new video soon for an even better visual aid.

Choosing the Right Menstrual Cup

Once you understand how it works and you’re ready to make the switch you will want to choose the cup that is likely to work best for you.  At first the choice seems simple enough- Size 1 for women under 30 who haven’t given birth or Size 2 for women over 30 or who have given birth.  That is a good place to start but there are a few other factors to consider.

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Firmness.  Menstrual cups can be extra soft all the way to extra firm and everything in between.  The silicone  (rubber or latex in some cases) firmness can dictate several things- how easy or hard it is to fold for insertion, how easy or hard it is for the cup to unfold once inserted, and how well it stays in place during wear.  Softer cups are easiest to fold and keep folded while inserting but might be harder to unfold inside to get a perfect seal.  Firmer cups are harder to fold and keep folded while inserting (they naturally want to unfold) but once inserted that comes in handy as they will pop open with more force/resistance to create a nice seal.  A good starter cup with average firmness is The DivaCup or Lunette.

Length.  The length of a cup is also an important factor.  The average vaginal canal is 3-4 inches (if you’re wondering how that works for intercourse it lengthens when aroused) however that isn’t always the case.  The cervix can also change positions during the month/week and sometimes it is lower or higher.  If the cervix is lower while you are on your period you might find it harder to wear certain cups that are longer.  You can look at this handy comparison tool to compare the lengths of cups on The Eco-Friendly Family.  If you already have a cup and realize this by using it try trimming the stem or flipping the cup inside out.  If your cervix is higher you may want a longer cup so that you can reach the stem when needing to remove it.  Please see the diagram to note that a cup sits below the cervix and shouldn’t cup over it.  If you have an IUD in place be especially mindful of this fact since there is a risk of dislodging it.  Women with IUD’s have and do successfully wear cups but you may want to consult your gynecologist first to get peace of mind.

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Diameter.  Most brands stick to a simple Size 1 or Size 2 model but there are some that offer a wider assortment of choices.  Most women who have given birth are fine with a 2, most women who haven’t are fine with a 1, but sometimes the roles are flipped.  If you are a woman who finds the size 2 still slips out of place there are cups with a wider diameter from brands like Meluna.

Shape.   Most menstrual cups are similar in shape and look like a bell.  The bottoms are tapered and the top is wide.  The shape combined with the length and diameter all contribute to how much the cup will hold.  If you are already aware that you have a heavy flow a cup with a rounder bottom that is longer will hold more than a cup with a pointed bottom that is shorter.  Once again, the comparison chart on The Eco-Friendly Family is the best resource to compare each brand when deciding on a cup to try.

 

Caring for your Cup or Cloth

Washing your menstrual cloth products is very simple.  You will want to pre-rinse on cold.  Wash on hot with a detergent that lacks softeners.  Being that this cloth touches your most sensitive skin you may also want to avoid dyes and harsh fragrances.  Tumble dry your cloth pads.  You can wash with diapers or with towels to save water.  If you want to wash with towels or clothing you can pre-rinse in the sink before adding to the wash.

Washing a menstrual cup is easy as well.  Find a fragrance free, gentle soap (this product is worn internally so it is best to avoid soaps with ingredients that could irritate) or use a wash specifically designed for use with menstrual cups like DivaWash. After dumping the contents in the toilet you can either wipe the rest with TP or take it straight to the sink and wash. If you want to lessen how much TP you use while on your period the Fridet is also a nice option to cleanse yourself and rinse out the cup over the toilet before washing.   To get the suction holes clean bend the cup and run under water or use a toothpick for thorough cleaning.  After washing with hot water and soap reinsert.  You can boil the cup to sterilize if you choose each month at the end of your cycle or if you notice any stains or odors.  If the raise lettering or grips are collecting any film take a soft bristle toothbrush to the cup.  Cups can last many years if cared for and kept clean.  Store your cup in the drawstring bag it likely came in or another package of your choosing.

As for the many questions asked by women (and men) from every walk of life I am happy to answer them in person or through this post.  Sensitive questions can be emailed directly as well.

Further Resources:

DDL’s Menstrual Posts

All my videos can be seen in this playlist for easy access or scroll down for links right to the posts and videos.

Reusable Menstrual Cloth Basics

Menstrual Cups: What Every Woman Should Know

The Most TMI Post Ever

How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup

What to Expect When You Switch to Menstrual Cups [a timeline of milestones]

10 Pro-Tips for Menstrual Cup Users

 Excellent Outside Resources

The Eco-Friendly Family’s What Menstrual Cup is Right For You 

(NSFW) Oh Joy Sex Toy’s Comic about the Keeper Cup

 Precious Star Pads YouTube Channel

Menstrual Cups LiveJournal

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#Vagangelist Event Kick-Off with a GIVEAWAY!

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This week is all about lady stuff.  Reusable menstrual stuff to be precise.  Myself and my partner in crime Amanda of The Eco-Friendly Family are both passionate about this topic after ourselves converting.  We are so passionate we find ourselves bringing it up often- to strangers, to our readers, to our family.  I coined the phrase #vagangelist and it stuck.  We spread the gospel about reusable menstrual cups and are expanding our horizons to cloth pads too.  Women shouldn’t have to wear uncomfortable disposable pads or tampons- there is a better way!

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Each of us will be posting informative articles, videos, and images that will help you or entertain you.  Hopefully both!  Don’t forget we are also hosting a live chat on G+ all about menstrual products too and there will be prizes from Dream Diapers.  You can learn more on a previous post.  Before we get to the nitty gritty we are bringing readers a giveaway from sponsors who have made this event possible.

Diva Cup, Pink Lemonade Shop, Lunette, GladRags, Lunapads, and Bummis will be giving away products to our lucky readers.  We invited select brands in the fem-care realm that we know and trust to make excellent products we could be confident in recommending to our readers.

Diva Cup makes menstrual cups that offer 12 hours of leak free protection (based on your flow), it contains no latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, Acrylate, BPA, pthalate, elastoner, polythylene, and is free of colors and dye.  They are even cleared for marketing by the US FDA and the Australian TGA and the only reusable menstrual cup allowed to be sold in Canada by Health Canada.  The DivaCup is clear for a great reason!

Pink Lemonade Shop was started by a WAHM named Sue who took her passion for reusable menstrual pads and sewing skills and created a successful business.  Sue is a self declared “fabric snob” which is why you find such luscious and stylish fabric choices and prints, from bamboo velour, soft minky, and designer cotton wovens.  DDL and EFF readers can save $5 on $35 with code VAGANGELIST at checkout on their store from 11/3-11/16 too!

GladRags began in 1993 in Portland Oregon as a home-based business and has expanded to become a leading name in the industry.  Inspired by the simplicity and function of cloth diapers, they took that principle and tailored it to women’s care items.  Not only do they sell reusable menstrual pads, they also sell the Moon Cup and the Keeper Cup.  You can find an array of start kits including post-partum sets and menstrual cup starter sets.

Lunette is a menstrual cup manufacturer based in Finland who have found a lot of love from the US!  Lunette cups are made from medical grade silicone with no rubber or latex.  You can even find Lunettes in limited edition colors- an enticing option for women who worry about staining.  Lunette also makes cleansers safe for the cups and portable wipes that make public changing easier.

Lunapads are a Canadian based reusable menstrual pad manufacturer who believe in making products that empower women while being ecologically responsible.  Madeline Shaw, a fashion designer, began the brand in 1993 after solving her own concerns about disposable menstrual products.  In 1999 she partnered with Suzanne Siemens and together they expanded the brand to reach more women.  Not only do they create pads of many sizes/absorbencies, they also have a line of period panties that work cohesively with their pads!  One4Her is their way of giving back- by purchasing through this program they match the purchase with one for a girl in need with a Uganda-made AFRIpad to support her education.

Bummis are most well known for their cloth diapers but have expanded to the fem-care realm, bringing their quality workmanship and fabrics to women too!  Their Fabulous-femme line (not sold in the US YET!) pairs their PUL prints with their soft and absorbent cotton to create a perfect match for women’s needs.  They’ve also solved storage problems with their Fabulous Flo bags- they close up small but open like a wallet- one side stores your clean items and the zippered pouch is for the dirties.

 

Amanda and I are thrilled to have these brands participate in our event and that we get to give their products away to our readers!  You can enter below to win prizes from all of these companies mentioned and each winner will also get a free pad pattern pack from The Eco-Friendly Family valued at $5!

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Where, oh where, has my menstrual cup gone?!

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♫♪ Oh where, oh where can she be?!  She’s not in the drawer, behind it, or in my purse.  Perhaps my kids hid her from me! ♫♪

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Happy Birthday!  That’s what my uterus said on January 25.  What a shitty gift.  My uterus is a habitual re-gifter because she gave me that same gift on Christmas Day.  No biggie, I’ll just grab my Lunette and be on my way.  These days periods aren’t a big deal because the menstrual cup is one of those life-changing devices that makes each monthly visit less uncomfortable and less of a chore.

WHERE IS MY CUP?!  I looked in my “cup” drawer and only found the cups left over from demonstration videos of the wrong size, or the one cup (I’ll leave the brand out of this because it is a personal thing, the cup works fine) that doesn’t fit me well.  FINE.  I’ll try the other cup again, what choice do I have?

After several attempts it just wasn’t working- even with the stem trimmed it was too low and I couldn’t manage that way.  My only other option was to use the tampons leftover from many moons ago.

I had forgotten how much I despise those things.  The only thing they have going for them is that they are quicker to use.  I have been so uncomfortable for this cycle and the CRAMPS!  I forgot what a pain cramps were and now I know conclusively that the cramps were not just related to my period.  That realization is a bit frightening, that something so small could impact your week in such a miserable way.

Today I find my cup, even though it is too late for this month.  Did the kids find it and use it as a hat on a tranformer?  Maybe it is in one of the 15 purses that are in my closet?  In luggage from a trip?  IS LIONEL RITCHIE HOLDING IT CAPTIVE?  God why is my memory so bad, I just used this thing last month for crying out loud!  Mom brain, that is why.

If you haven’t made the switch YET just think about my week.  It sucked… I had to change tampons every couple of hours, I have a waste basket that looks like a biohazard bin at the hospital and I think my husband now has a new appreciation for my cup usage.  It has felt so wasteful!  Not to mention the cramps…

Try my videos on menstrual cups if you still aren’t convinced that you can do it.  A general, all about menstrual cups introduction and then the more advanced and more instructional video on how to insert and remove cups (no vaginas shown.)

You can buy menstrual cups discreetly online through Amazon, or through trusted cloth diaper retailers too! (affiliate links)

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How to Insert and Remove a Menstrual Cup {Video}

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Warning: This post will use the words “vagina” “insert” and “blood.”  This post and video will not contain graphic images or real live footage of either insertion or removal, rather, it will simulate these actions using a champagne glass.

 

How to insert and remove a menstrual cup-videoBy far, the questions I receive most about menstrual cups relate in some way to either “How do I get in in there and get a good fit?” to “How can I remove this thing without getting blood all over me?”  It took me a while to work up the chutzpah to film and post a video demonstrating these acts.  Plus, how does one demonstrate something so personal without actually showing a vagina?!

The solution was to use the trusty champagne glass, and to simulate the process of removal step by step on a toilet while fully clothed.  Most people just don’t know what to do with the cup when it is out and full, so I’ve taken that process and filmed it.  The cup itself doesn’t have menstrual fluid, rather, it is a mixture of olive oil and fruit punch to simulate the viscosity.

The video is self explanatory so please, watch and learn!

Next week I will have two more videos covering  the other questions ranging from “Can you poop with these in??” and “What happens when you do a cartwheel?” to “Will it stretch me out?”  There are *almost* no stupid questions so I was happy to answer these for the over 500 comments that were left on my first cup video.  My audience on DDL is mostly adult women who have given birth, but the audience on YouTube is much more diverse, and includes young girls.  These girls deserve answers so I hope these videos help to that effect.

Convinced?  You can buy a Lunette -http://amzn.to/1hOLDaF or Diva Cup http://amzn.to/18mJMmX on Amazon.com.  Make sure you double check that you are buying the right size!  If you cloth diaper you can also buy menstrual cups at most diaper stores including Diaper Junction, Kelly’s Closet, and Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique. (*these are affiliate links, purchases made using them will provide me with a small commission)

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4 Years of DDL- 6 Little Comfort OS Bambee Fitteds and Lunette Cup Giveaway from Green Team Enterprises

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This next giveaway in the week long celebration of my 4th Blogging Birthday is a biggie from my friends at Green Team Enterprises who distribute some amazing natural parenting brands such as Little Comfort, Lunette, Grandma El’s. Loohoo Wool Dryer balls, Earth Mama Angel Baby, even Piggy Paint!  There will be two winners- 1 for the 6 Little Comfort One Size Bambee Fitteds and 1 for the Lunette Cup.  You already know how much I love my menstrual cups, and so far the Lunette happens to be my favorite (not just saying that, it is the best fit for me), so if you’ve been hoping to win one this is a second chance for you!

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The Little Comfort brand is relatively new to the US.  I’ve tried them many years ago and I definitely agree that they are the softest diapers I’ve used yet!

Little Comfort bamboo nappies are beautifully soft and gentle against your baby’s skin. This nappy is so soft you won’t believe it. It is super super absorbent. After 300 washes nappy will remain as soft as the first day you got it. Compared to other bamboo nappies, our quality is hard to beat.
This One Size nappy fits from Birth to Potty. It contains 2 boosters, both a size 1 and size 2. When both boosters are snapped together it is suitable for night and very heavy wetting babies. One of the most absorbent and versatile nappies on the market. Extenders are available for babies that need those extra few inches around the waist. The polyester element of the nappy allows the nappy to dry quicker than 100% bamboo fabrics.

Lunette Cups are made with medical grade silicone and are used during your period as an eco-friendly and more comfortable alternative to pads or tampons. I won’t go overboard on this but just DO IT. Just make the switch, even if you don’t win one today. I’ve already posted my praises and I made a video explaining menstrual cups so if I were your best girlfriend so take a look if you are still not sure. I like that Lunette offers tinted cups since clear cups stain over time.

The first prize is for 6 of those super soft Little Comfort Bambee fitteds, a $113.70 dollar value!  

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The second prize is for a Lunette Menstrual Cup, a $39.99 value!  Both were generously provided by Green Team Enterprises.  

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Menstrual Cups: What Every Woman Should Know

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 menstrualcupsfbAfter publishing my post about how much I loved my Diva Cup I was surprised how many of you wanted more information about menstrual cups.  At the time I wasn’t prepared to answer many of the questions because I had so recently started using one myself.  Since then I have tried a few more brands and have had enough time to get very comfortable with using a cup.  Enough so that I took out my video camera and filmed myself inserting one…………………………. into a wine glass.  I hope at least a few of you were shocked for a millisecond on that one.  In all honesty using a cup can change your life for the better.  All women should know this is an option, especially teenagers who have decades of periods to look forward to.  This video will answer all of your questions about how and why menstrual cups are the greatest things since sliced bread.  If not I have some more information for you to read in this post and links to even more helpful resources.  I’m also hosting a giveaway for 1 Diva Cup and 1 Lunette Cup (and extras) at the end of the post.

There are several brands of menstrual cups on the market even beyond the five featured in the video.  I showed you the Diva Cup, Lunette Cup, Keeper Cup, Fleur Cup, and the Moon Cup, and MCUK.  Other brands to consider are Meluna (the most customizable with options for soft/med/hard and different stems), LadyCup, and Yuuki.  Another option is the Softcup that is less bell shaped.  You can find a chart comparing several of these brands at The Eco Friendly Family.

Choosing a Cup

Choosing a menstrual cup can seem as overwhelming as picking a cloth diaper system.  Unlike diapers for your baby it makes more sense to pick one to try and hope it works, then if you find it isn’t the best fit for you, use what you know about the first cup you tried and work based off of your likes and dislikes to pick the next one.  For example, I started using a Diva Cup with great success with only one complaint- it felt a TEENY bit too long and without getting a very perfect insertion I would need to remove and replace it or else I would feel the end of it- even with removing the stem.  Knowing this I looked at other cups and read reviews and experiences from other women who, with the same issue, tried a Lunette cup which is slightly shorter.  I still prefer the Diva Cup and Lunette to the Keeper cup, mostly because they are more flexible.  I haven’t tried any others just yet.  If you are wondering if your vagina is short you can reach in; if you can reach your cervix easily with a finger then you might want to try a shorter cup or possibly use a Size 1, although most women who have given birth would be best to start with a size 2.

Other factors to consider are how soft or hard the cup is.  The Keeper cup is harder which can be better for women with stronger pelvic muscles or who have not given birth.  With the Meluna you can choose from different styles that would be a softer cup, regular, or hard.  With cups averaging about $30 each most people won’t buy multiples to try so being a vigilant researcher and informed consumer as well as learning more about your own body (even your vagina and your pelvic muscles) will save you money in the long run.

Using the Cup

A cup has a learning curve but most women will get the hang of it within 2-4 cycles.  Expect to have some amusing moments in the bathroom as you transport back to the first time you used a tampon and studied the booklet showing a line drawing of a teen going “Captain Morgan” over a toilet seat.  Seeing a cup you might expect that it is too large to insert and be comfortable but remember that you will be folding it, and even though it still has a wider circumference than a tampon it isn’t by too much and it is much smaller than a vaginal ultrasound wand and *ahem* other things.  You can find several different ways to fold a cup which is handy if you try one fold and it doesn’t work, try another!

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Benefits of Using the Cup

There are so many benefits to switching to a cup.  I have my reasons, in order of importance.

Comfort- When I wear a cup I cannot tell it is there.  There are no strings, no weird cramps, and no pads that can be very uncomfortable.  I have forgotten I was on my period several times.  Some women report fewer menstrual cramps and a lighter or more regular flow after using the cup for a while.  Unlike tampons and pads, cups do not pull any moisture away with them and only hold your flow.
Less changing- I used to change tampons at least 4-6 times a day.  They just weren’t comfortable to wear any longer than that no matter how heavy my period.  I can go all day without changing my cup and usually change first thing in the morning and then before bed.  You could go an entire day of work or school without having to rummage for a tampon at the bottom of your purse in the public restroom.
Less waste- Since switching I have not purchased or wasted any more plastic packaged tampons.  No more applicators, packaging, or actual feminine products being tossed or flushed.
No more chemicals- Feminine hygiene products are exposing you to more than just cotton.
Stop the midnight Target run and save money- I haven’t had an “oh shit” moment when starting my period since using a cup because my cup is always right where I left it.  Running out of tampons and making my husband run to the store late at night is no longer an event we face.  If I only had one cup it would have paid for itself twice over since starting to use it.  Maybe even more.  You’ll need to replace your cup every few years but that is nothing like buying a box or more of disposable products each month.

 

Troubleshooting the Cup

Common problems when inserting the cup include the cup unfolding too early, the cup not unfolding when already in place, and the cup not creating a seal that can lead to leaks.  From personal experience I use a “two-handed” method to place the cup inside since my biggest problem has been the cup unfolding too early.  I hold it together with two hands, as I place it in I remove one set and keep the other on the end until far enough that I can let it open.  Twisting the cup will help if you have issues with it not unfolding and will help with your seal.  Trying new ways to fold the cup before insertion can affect how it goes in.  Each woman will find a fold that works best for them.

Other potential problems with the cup involve it sliding down which could mean the size is too small for you or that you need a softer or harder cup.  Sliding can also be a sign that you didn’t get a proper seal and it is moving down because it wasn’t placed in properly.

Leaking is also normally related to how it was placed and has little to do with your flow.  Most cups have ample room for an average flow.  On your heaviest day you might need to change an extra time or two than normal.

Getting over the ICK factor and “Owning it”

Cups admittedly involve more “face to face” time with your lady parts than tampons or pads.  Tampon applicators mean that even though you are inserting something you don’t have to touch it.  People- there are sinks.  Also, that vagina belongs to you and touching it every once in a while is OK!  You won’t go elbow deep, but you will have to go further than when using a tampon.  In reality it isn’t that far.  I just want to be real here and tell people that you will have to “go there” because everyone should know what they are getting into when switching to a cup.  There are good reasons to be familiar with your lady parts, how strong your muscles are or aren’t, and what is actually happening during your period.  You never know when this information will help you when a health issue arises.  Own it.

Where to buy?

You can find cups on websites like Amazon.com or buy from smaller businesses locally or online.  Many cloth diaper stores carry them like Kelly’s Closet, Diaper Junction, and Sweetbottoms Boutique.  I’ve included affiliate links in this paragraph only for anyone interested in making a purchase after watching such a fabulous video!  A small percentage of purchases will go back to Dirty Diaper Laundry and might just reimburse me for the 500 (okay, 5) cups I had to buy to make the video!

All products used in this video were purchased by me.  No promotional products or monetary compensation was received and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.  

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