Why are menstrual cups not offered more in the US?
How did you hear about menstrual cups?
I first saw an advertisement for the Diva Cup in a magazine, and did some research into cups.
What decided you to give it a try and which brand?
Tampons were very uncomfortable for me and didn’t seem to do the job on my heavier days, so I decided that it wouldn’t hurt anything to purchase a cup and try it out. I chose the MeLuna starter set, because I got two different sizes to test out which one worked best. Plus I was getting a lot of irritation from disposable products, and was ready to be done with that.
What do you want to say to women around you?
I’ve talked to some girlfriends who are put off of the idea of having a cup sit there and collect for hours, but it is not as gross as it may seem. Also, you are eliminating putting chemicals into your body by way of tampons, or wearing a pad that collects and you have to sit/walk around in that. With a menstrual cup, you can go for several hours without needing to empty. And if you do need to empty, there is no need to make sure you have extra supplies on hand, or worry about finding a proper disposal bin. Then there is the money factor of how much you are saving by not having to buy new products each month.
from United States
Started using it in 2013
Currently using Me Luna