menstrual cups

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menstrual cups
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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 11:33am
i am thinking of trying a menstrual cup. does anyone use one. what are thoughs on them from a health stand point.
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Fri, 06-17-2011 - 9:28pm

Hello and welcome!

I've thought about using a menstrual cup as well. Actually, when the Instead cup first came out I tried it.

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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 4:28pm
thanks i have been doing alot of reading about them online and gone through tones of reviews and talked to a bunch of people who use them. and i think im going to give one a try as soon as i can decide which one i want to try that is
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:09am
I'd love a review! I haven't seen any ladies around here who have used them.

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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 5:56pm
I wanted to Update. I am curently trying a femcup So far its great. It was smaller than i expected lol. I use a diaphgram and for some reasion my mind was expecting something with a huge rim like a diaphgram has. Its nothing at all like the instead cups iv tried the instead cups they leaked for me and didnt seem to fit right. The Femcup is very soft and flexable the rim is a little stiffer than the body of the cup but its not uncomfortable. Another thing i was completely suprised by was how easy and clean it was to empty, the outside of the cup was cleaner than i expected. Its a one size cup and it does seam a little long for me but so far its not uncomfortable and doesent bother me. If you have any questions please ask
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 4:44pm
Thank you so much for updating! I like that its smaller than you thought. Ive seen the diva cup and it looks big! I wonder if having a retroverted uterus would make a difference in using it. I need to research that. It seems like many women are happy using cups. I need to check them out more! Curious why you decided on the Femcup. There are so many options!

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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:27pm

There are quite a few cups available now. The sizes of the actual cups vary from brand to brand. a large of one brand may actually be bigger or smaller than a large of another brand. Im actually looking at a lady cup also. I think i need something a bit shorter since my cervix can be quite low at times. I havent trimed the stem off yet incase someone wanted a picture i think i wont be able to feel it after i cut the stem off. I

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