Hopefully I'm correct in assuming that the people reading this blog are female . . and if not, you may want to skip this post ;)
Today's mini green change is:
I think periods suck. The hassle, the cramps, the mood swings, the incessant food cravings (always for weird stuff that I don't have at home!). BUT life goes on. Let's fast forward past the complain-fest.
Enter something new - this cup - which I heard about from Crunchy Chicken. I read all her posts about it, and then I turned to the ladies on this forum, who gave even more information (down the nitty-gritty). It probably took me 3-4 months to work up the courage, but I finally ordered a Ladycup (the forum will help you figure out which brand you want) in 2009. And after I made it through my first period wearing it, I haven't looked back.
(Are you wondering why I said after my first period? Well because there was a lot of crying, panicking, and general hysteria the first time I tried to take it out. Thankfully, my boyfriend (now my hubby) wisely suggested I take a break and watch some Lost with him. Round 2 was much smoother.)
But now I adore my Ladycup - I never have to buy tampons/pads again, I'm saving money, I can wear whatever I want with no worries - I truly dread my period less because of it. Basically, I do my empty/reinsert routine in the morning and don't have to think about it again until I'm getting ready for bed, and one less thing to remember during the day is a beautiful thing. :) I have warn you, cups are a little on the expensive side (about $35), but they last for years, so you'll end up saving money in the long run.
I'd love to hear what think - regardless of whether you're intrigued or grossed out by this idea!
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