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Anyone use the diva cup, moon cup , or cloth pads?

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How well does it work? How much money did you spend upfront? Did you or would you go back to disposables? 

So it's not exactly news or hot but anything could be considered a topic, maybe.  ; ) 

by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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PinkCamoTeamMud
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:02 PM

 I use cloth pads and I LOVE THEM! No I dont stink and I dont leak through. Im highly allergic to the chemicals in the disposable pads so cloth is great for me!

KreatingMe
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:07 PM


Quoting LucyMom08:

I use cloth...I love them...I spent about $25 on them, and they are still in great condition...and they are so freaking comfortable...

I will never go back to disposable. My periods are shorter now, and lighter for some reason.

Where did you get them so cheap?

KreatingMe
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Thanks for all the good info ladies. I have to run but will be back later.

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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I was seriously trying to be so open minded about the entire process. I spent at least one very long sweaty hour in the bathroom having panic attacks praying to every single deity I could think of to please let me remove that thing myself and NOT have to go to the ER to get it removed. Despite that gut retching hour I still tried again. Maybe I have a disgruntled and rebellious uterus (entirely possible) and it was just having NONE of the whole alternative feminine hygiene. I applaud everyone for choosing an alternative option however I'm gonna be cheering while continuing my use my wad of cotton. 


Quoting Traci_Momof2:



Quoting lizzielouaf:

I um tried the Diva Cup and frankly, I don't have the stomach for it. I felt like I was portraying a victim in a new series: CSI in My Pants. I take up a lot of causes but the environment is gonna have to take one for the team while I continue to use tampons.


 I do have to admit, when you use a Diva Cup, you see the blood and other material for what it really is.  It's not diluted, so to speak, by the tampon or the pad.  It can be a bit shocking if you're not prepared for it.  But as for a mess, I only get a little blood on my fingers during removal and insertion.  Nothing soap and water can't handle.  If the contents are getting anywhere else (besides in the toilet) then it's possible that removal is being done wrong.



jehosoba84
by Jenn on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM

 What I use is very similar to the diva cup, I think . Excpet cheaper, but disposable. It's called softcup and it's sold at walmart. I like it because I can leave them in for a long time and you can still have sex with them in!                      They are very messy, however, when you pull them out. Be at home.

lga1965
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

 

Quoting Traci_Momof2:

 

 

Quoting lga1965:

 Oh wow! When my mom was young in the 1920's and they used cloth pads, all women hated it. Because they had to. And because they were drenched in a short time and they stunk too. If I had used those cloth thingies, I would have been changing them every half hour . I wouldn't have been able to leave my home.

Are you serious ? I am all for natural products too....but, this is ridiculous.

The cup thing would have overflowed too often, I am, sure....

DO you ladies stay home?

Geeeee.

Perhaps you should read up on something before making overly assumptious remarks on it.  A cup will hold a lot more than a tampon absorbs - even with the ultra plus size tampon.  I'm pretty darn heavy on one day of each period.  I used to use the ultra plus tampon (the purple color in OB brand) and would still have to change it every hour.  With a Diva Cup, on my very heaviest day, I can go at least two hours before having to empty it.  Most of the time 4 hours.  On my other days I don't have to empty it at all the entire time I am at work.

Disposable tampons and pads make it look like there is a lot more flow than there really is.  You might be surprised just how little actual flow there is during the average menstrual shed.

 

 Oh, so its that important. LOL. It would be extremely inconvenient for someone like me who was virtually tied to my computer at work for 8 hrs a day and then a commute that could add upto an hour ( or two if there was a snowstorm) and a long way away from a ladies' room to deal with  "cup maintenance" every two hours. Gee.

Try watching some flowing of blood and lots of big clots visibly passing into the toilet while peeing ,...its not just the tampon or the pad that displays what your flow really looks like. It was  like a horror film ...too much blood.

But hey, if you love the cup, that's fine for you. Its not for everyone though. I'm just happy I don't have to deal with the floods ad cramps anymore. Its great.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM
I think if my flow was less I might be able to use other products but I have my period for 8 days and its heavy the entire time... :-/

Quoting lga1965:

 


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Nope. I just use normal pads.

 Me too--super pads and a super tampax...I am so glad I went through menopause. Menopause was a breeze compared to periods. Flood city.


There is no way I would have been able to leave home if I used a cloth pad,even with waterproof material on one side. Wow....

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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:59 PM



Quoting KreatingMe:


Quoting LucyMom08:

I use cloth...I love them...I spent about $25 on them, and they are still in great condition...and they are so freaking comfortable...

I will never go back to disposable. My periods are shorter now, and lighter for some reason.

Where did you get them so cheap?


Check the links in my comment, back one page.


***Edited to add: holy shit. I finally had a chance to check the links myself, and wow pricey!!! Yeah def make your own. Easy. Or look for cloth diapers & soaker pads in thrift stores, & retrofit.

Kitschy
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I use the diva cup. It works very well, I spent 20 bucks on it. I will never go back.

jllcali
by Jane on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM
I tried those and I couldn't get over the feeling of pressure they cause me. I couldn't use the nuva ring either because I didn't like the feel of it inside me if it was placed properly.

Quoting jehosoba84:

 What I use is very similar to the diva cup, I think . Excpet cheaper, but disposable. It's called softcup and it's sold at walmart. I like it because I can leave them in for a long time and you can still have sex with them in!                      They are very messy, however, when you pull them out. Be at home.

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