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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 02:36 pm
I've been using a menstrual cup (the moon cup one) for about five years now.  For anyone who doesn't know what a menstrual cup is, it's a small little round-ish cup made of silicone that's used as a receptacle for menstrual blood in place of pads or tampons.  You put it inside you and it collects the blood, and you dump it at intervals.  It lasts for up to 10 years, has no harmful chemicals, makes me feel lots cleaner than when I used pads, and has no TSS risks associated with it.  Also you have to empty it less times than you would have to change a pad or tampon.  I love menstrual cups *___*  

When we made a move to our new place in January, it somehow got lost in the shuffle of things and I ended up forgetting to order one for about four months.  They were a sad, gross, uncomfortable four months.  On Wednesday my menstrual cup came in the mail just in time for my time of the month, and so I'm basking in the glow of menstrual cup love right now =D  

I've been thinking about using cloth pads instead of disposable ones for a while.  I bought a cloth pad from ebay once, but it was a larger one and was too bulky for wear during the work week.  Now, since the moon cup usually only starts to leak if I don't change it within 6 or 7 hours on a heavy day, I only need panty-liners during the work week, and maybe an overnight pad for the one heavy-flowing night of my cycle when an overflow may happen while I sleep.  =D  So I'm going to go buy fabric and make some, and see how they worked.  The one pad I bought from ebay was so so comfy, despite being the wrong size.  Am excited.  The pads they have online are so pretty and it's good to be a bit green and frugal, right? 

Has anyone else tried menstrual cups or cloth pads and liked them?  

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