Have you heard of the menstrual cup?

Pamela - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I realize this is a personal subject for some of us, but I was wondering if any one uses the menstrual cup like the Diva cup or Lunette. I use the Lunette and love it, I just don't know how many actually know about or use one too. They are "green" because there is nothing to throw away, its clean and re-use, and since you only need one or two, over the long run they are less expensive than pads or tampons.



Just wondering how many mom's use them or even know about them.

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Pamela - posted on 07/02/2009

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I have been using mine for about a year now, the first month it was really akward and I only wore it part time because I just didn't know if it was going to work or how to really use it, but the next month and every month since, I have used it and its great. Believe me, I understand being leery about it, but I think after you have tried it you'll like it.

Pamela - posted on 07/01/2009

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It is very sanitary and safe. Its been used in Europe for a long time, and is just making its way here.

Holly - posted on 07/01/2009

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Me neither have never heard of this so what is it and how does it work ?is it verry sanatiry ?

Kylie - posted on 07/01/2009

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Thanks for that link Crystal, i found that really helpful, i had never even heard of them. :)

Pamela - posted on 07/01/2009

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Its a soft plastic cup (looks kind of like a funnel thats closed on the bottom) that you insert and it catches your flow. When it needs to be emptied, recommended every 8-10 hours depending on your flow, you just wash it out with soapy water and put it back in. It holds more than a pad or tampon and is a lot less likely to leak if you put it in correctly. Look up Diva cup or Lunette, they are the two top brands, they cost about $20 each. I will never go back to the "traditional" methods.

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