Note: This is a long and graphic post where I talk a lot about menstruation and blood. It’s very TMI. Don’t worry, there are no photos of blood but just in case you’re squeamish about reading about blood, this blog post may not be for you. I also talk about vaginas. A lot.
Sometime last year, I had a chat with a BA reader about that time of the month, tampons and sanitary pads … y’know, the stuff us women just LOVE to experience each month (sense the sarcasm in that one). She recommended that I give menstrual cups a go because according to her, once you’ve tried it, you won’t ever want to use pads and tampons ever again. I must admit, my first reaction was quite a resounding hell no. I was elated when I discovered the joys of tiny tampons; the thought of wearing something that big up there was something I couldn’t fathom.
As the months went by, I read more about menstrual cups and somewhere along the line, I became intrigued at the idea. I was curious as to how it worked and if menstrual cups really were that good. One night when I was browsing iHerb, I saw that they stocked Diva Cups and without further thoughts, I added it to my shopping cart. A week later, the cup arrived.
First thoughts of the cup when I saw it? GEEZ LOUISE HOW THE HELL IS THAT BIG THING GOING TO GO UP THERE?! Of course, I forgot that babies came out of the vagina so I freaked out for nothing. 😛