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Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 12:11 AM

Okay so whats the deal on these cups u put in you instead of tampons?
Does anybody use this? Do they work? Are they safe? Comfortable ect?
It sounds a little strange... but then again, so is sticking cotton up your hoohaa every month, so I was thinking of trying it...


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 01:42 AM

hmmm; ive heard about them.
my health teacher told us about them O____o
apparently she used them before, and she liked them...
they're re-usable and they're practically like tampons.
you can sleep while having it in, swim, do everyday normal stuff..
but when you take it out.. instead of pulling out cotton..
you're going to have a cup.. of your blood.
so i think if you have no problem with that..
maybe you should try it out?
it sounds like an interesting concept :]
   
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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 01:56 AM

Here's the site that comes up on google: http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

I'd say it sounds interested, since I have an aversion to tampons. And it sounds eco-friendly :3


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 02:13 AM

Hi!

I've been using the Diva Cup for a little under a year and I love it! Once you get over the initial "ew factor" you'll find they're a lot like tampons only you don't have to deal with it as much (as little as 2 times a DAY for most women!). For me I like that I can actually forget I have my period for over half the day.

I have a really heavy flow though so some months I still prefer to use tampons but for the most part it's been really great to have and I think for women with moderate to light flows it's a great replacement for tampons and pads.

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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 02:34 AM

They sound interesting and useful, where can you get them, I've never heard anything about them before.
   
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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 02:51 AM

Aw, unavailable for delivery in the US.
   
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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 03:09 AM

Look for different brands. I'm in Canada and I found Diva Cup at London Drugs. I'm pretty sure there is a brand available in the US.
   
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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 04:02 AM

Here they are called "INsteads"

I tried them and they fall out. They tip and blood goes everywhere... It's not worth it, and when you take them out, there is blood.


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 04:33 AM

maybe it was just a sucky brand or something? I really don't like tampons... cuz it doesn't seem really hygenic to keep stale blood in you for long periods of time... this just seems so much more hygenic. What happens though when you lay down, does all the blood like tip out of the cup if you do a handstand or what lol?


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 04:38 AM

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maybe it was just a sucky brand or something? I really don't like tampons... cuz it doesn't seem really hygenic to keep stale blood in you for long periods of time... this just seems so much more hygenic. What happens though when you lay down, does all the blood like tip out of the cup if you do a handstand or what lol?
It just moves, and once it moves ALL the blood comes out. I don't think It's a sucky brand since It's more expensive. If you don't like keeping blood, then you don't want these, lol.


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 06:14 AM

I don't think it would be for me, however, I guess to each their own.



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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 07:02 AM

I reallyyy want to try this but I don't want one that tips and everything. How do I get a good one in the US?


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 07:10 AM

nevermind, i found the keeper. it comes from the same people as the moon cup supposedly and the keeper is for people who aren't allergic to latex where the moon cup is for people who are.


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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 11:18 PM

Holly, if it was falling out, then it was either a bad brand or it was the wrong size for you.

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maybe it was just a sucky brand or something? I really don't like tampons... cuz it doesn't seem really hygenic to keep stale blood in you for long periods of time... this just seems so much more hygenic. What happens though when you lay down, does all the blood like tip out of the cup if you do a handstand or what lol?
What happens is you fold the cup up, insert it, and once it's inside, it pops open, so there shouldn't be gaps for the blood to come out of. It should be comfortable and if it's the right size, it isn't going to tip out, even if you lie down (not sure about the handstand though ).

They are very eco-friendly; one should, in theory, last for the rest of your life. But when you take it out, you are obviously going to be left with a cup of blood, so I wouldn't recommend using it while you're out or have to use a public bathroom because you have to wash it before reinserting it.



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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 11:29 PM

My friends used one for ages and she loves it. I've wanted to try one since she's mentioned it too but I guess its just...not at the top of my list of things to buy/try.

I think the major flaw would be the having to clean it (bad in public bathrooms) but you could always carry around a few emergency tampons as well. There are a lot of pros about them. Economic, one off payment, less icky then keeping stale blood touching your insides. Also, no waste so it doesn't matter if there isn't a waste bin in the toilet (One of my biggest pet peeves!)

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Re: Moon cups? - July 6th 2010, 11:49 PM

Hmm.. they sound interesting, but the whole blood thing kinda turned me off for that idea. I guess if you're cool with that... then cup away.


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