I remember when I first learned about menstrual cups – and it’s totally not a normal story. We were at Bible study and everyone knew I loved coffee – so they gifted me a coffee mug that says: Domestic Diva. For the record, I still love and use that mug regularly.
But then, the men started calling it my Diva Cup. And somehow, someone got on the internet and found out what a Diva Cup really was…and I was ABHORRED. No really.
What!?! No Way!
People do this?! They put a cup up in their hoo-ha?! What a bunch of tree-hugging weirdos!
And now, here we are. In the place where I always find myself…falling off my high horse and eating lots of crow.
Hear that? It’s the crows in my front yard.
Gradual is Good!
Through the years, we’ve gradually embraced a more natural lifestyle. Notice I said GRADUALLY, which was key for me to stick with it.
First the Berkey water filter. Then milling my wheat. And then more whole foods. Then cloth pads. And then essential oils. Then supplements. And now…this.
You guys, on a WHIM (it really was a whim), I told people on Instagram Stories that I was going to order and try a menstrual cup for a review. I was being silly.
I thought I would hate it. Think about it…it’s a silicone cup you shove up in your lady parts to catch blood during your period. No one REALLY does that, do they?
Well, I do now.
Expecting to hate it, I gave it a shot. And then another shot. And then another shot. Well…now? I am a FAN FOR LIFE!
My periods are so much better now anyway, because of my oils and supplements (more later on that) but this took everything to a whole new level, friends!
I used to always wake up, afraid I was going to have a huge mess and need to change sheets. No longer. No blood baths. I hardly even know I’m on my period!!!!
I use my Pixie Cup all the time (the brand I settled on) – even on trips. It’s easier to travel when you’re not worried about messes. Do I change it in public? Yup. Empty while using the bathroom, re-insert, and then wash your hands (you can wipe your hands down with TP if needed).
My periods are lighter too. Someone asked me: Where is the science behind this?!
Welllllllllllll, I don’t have it. I only have my experience.
I do wear a cloth pad as backup – because sometimes you might leak if it gets too full or you turn a funny way. And everyone needs a good backup singer. Right?
What does it feel like to use a menstrual cup?
If you feel it, you need to shove it up higher in there. LOL
In between each change, I just rinse with water in the sink and re-insert.
You’ll learn the ropes – everything you need to know comes in your order. DO follow the instructions. I use the c-cup fold and I boil mine to disinfect when my period is over 🙂
Give it at least 3 months. Trust me. 🙂
I settled on Pixie Cup for a few reasons:
- It’s softer than others so it’s easy to use.
- The tip is nice and easier to grab a hold of to remove.
- Every time you buy a Pixie, one is donated to a woman in need who doesn’t have access to feminine hygiene products. <3
If you’ve tried a menstrual cup, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!