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Considered switching to non-disposable menstrual items, such as the Diva cup, or other menstrual cups, or cloth pads? Were you even aware these were available?

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dedicatedrider

Asked by dedicatedrider at 7:38 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • I never heard of them and for some reason they sound very unsanitary and dangerous being that they are non-disposable .
    mamahol

    Answer by mamahol at 7:41 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Never heard of them. Please explain what these are!
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 7:42 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Never heard of them, however I will be honest. Not interested. I have no desire to clean my cycle out of anything to reuse. I hate pads, and the term "cup" is insanely unappealing. "here is a cup of menstration" - enchanting.
    Pumelo

    Answer by Pumelo at 7:52 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I have the Diva cup, and cloth liners, although I haven't had the opportunity to use them yet. Many women speak of shortened cycles, lighter bleeding, and reduced menstrual pains when using reusable products. This is the Diva cup site: http://www.divacup.com/  I bought mine new on eBay for $25 I think.  A simple Google search will bring up other reusable menstrual cup options.  My cloth liners are made by Gracefully Created, here:  http://hyenacart.com/gracefullycreated/index.php?c=9  There are many vendors who sell cloth pads on Hyena Cart, but cloth pads can be found elsewhere on the internet as well. 

    dedicatedrider

    Comment by dedicatedrider (original poster) at 7:58 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I have used washable menstrual pads for years.. love it!
    catholicmamamia

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 8:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I heard that my grandma had to use ones that werent disposable in her day. I think it sounds grose and creepy.
    WendiWatson

    Answer by WendiWatson at 8:04 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • i understand why women love them, but it's really not for me. I know I sound like a prude, but I dont think I could handle it.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I've wanted to try the Diva Cup for several years now, but I haven't gotten one yet. Once I get off the shot this month and finally get my period back, I'll probably go buy one.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 9:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Is this part of the green movement?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:31 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I have never heard of them, but I think I will stick with my tampons and panty liners, thank you.
    QueenMomma2023

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 9:38 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

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