Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Menstrual Cups - first of a series

WARNING: Graphic and intended for ladies only!


The day before Mother's day, I got my first period after 3 1/2 years of nothing due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. I was ill-prepared and felt helpless as if it was literally my very first period. I finally found some pads around the house and remembered again how much I hate them and tampons. What to do? Enter menstrual cups! Here's a pic of the varieties available.

I ordered a Diva Cup (model 1) from iherb used the referral code KAS985 and my total came out to $15.49 (including shipping), which is at least 10 dollars cheaper than I can find any where else. I ordered it on Thursday and it arrived on Monday, so I'm a happy customer.
There's a nice community of cup users at Livejournal, menstrualcups.org. I even posted my first entry and received 3 responses from other ladies. It's really very cool.
Hence, I will catalog my personal experience with the Diva cup for my blog readers because this is the type of journalism you can expect from me.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

ARG! I read the warning too late! I'm blinded! Yuck.

Now I know why us guys used to have you ladies go off into the woods during 'that time of the month'.

Ugh.

Josh's co-worker

Cassandra Jupiter said...

If you thought this was bad, you ain't seen nothin' yet!!!

julie said...

I've been using the Diva Cup for a few months and it's been the best purcahse I've made. No problems at all. No more tampons. By the way I got mine at South Coast Shopping for $16.99. What I liked best is they have a two year replacement guarantee.

Cassandra Jupiter said...

Hi Julie, glad the cup is working for you, the learning curve is so steep and I've been struggling with it! I did consider buying it at South Coast, but I couldn't see myself packing up a used menstrual cup, trudging to the post office, paying for postage to get a replacement. Still, if it makes people feel reassured to have a replacement policy, South Coast is an excellent alternative to iHerb. I was interested in outlaying the smallest chunk of change possible.

Kenny said...

This is the most disgusting thing I've ever read.

xoxo
Kenny

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