I've been meaning to get a cup. I'm guilty of free bleeding on the days my cycle is really light at the beginning and end
updated by @star-gryphon: 07/23/15 06:23:54PM
you could rose but they can be pricy as well. I would love to let more women in on the secret of how WONDERFUL reusables are!but do your research,you have no idea the chemicals that go into making tampons and pads, even organic tampons can cause tss and other vaginal infections, not to mention how much they can throw off your ph levels and cause all kinds of dryness, discomfort rashes, excuse me for being so blunt i just come across rude when i type sometimes lol!
For cups, a lot of it is getting the right fit for your body. They are not one size fits all, and your flow determines how long you can wear without leaking. Without getting into the nitty gritty, I needed a small size to "fit" me properly, but with my flow how it is I still need to empty it every 2 hours max. I used one at work with a backup cloth pad and that worked out great for me. Youtube actually has an informational channel just devoted to finding the right brand/fit for your own body.
Thank you for the info Mindy! I've been talking about making my own pads recently because we are FINALLY going to be using cloth for my daughter. My grandma made a good portion of the ones I have and I'm sure she has left over materials! I told my mom that if my daughter gets cloth then so do I! It's not as gross as a poopy diaper to me! I wouldn't free bleed as often if I also made my own light day pads. My vagina likes to breathe! The plastic and chemicals in the pads make it sad.
Haha. We all should agree that a happy vagina is the best kind!
there is a learning curve to get the right seal & one cup doesn't work for everyone, there are different brands & sizes. i think i have a chart somewhere comparing them all (i'll try to dig it up to share). i think once you find what actually works for you & you know how to use it there shouldn't be much of a problem.
Kyra Lou said:
If I may go off onto a tangent for a minute...
Although I've not personally tried it (I was interested until I heard this actually) my aunt used the diva cup for a week or so and said she couldn't sleep with it in without it leaking. Is that true, those of you who use it?