Switching To Mensutral Cup is Easy or Tough? Let’s see views of girls who have used cups!!!
Well, I am always up for such topic which needs attention for girls out there because we generally do not talk about it in public and I don’t know the reason why? So if you are reading this probably you have used it in the past or maybe using it and want to know the other girl’s views on it or you want to give it a try but no idea about it and the effect of it.
Well, I am assuming the second option is higher in ratio than my first option and whatever is the reason let me take you through the journey of girls out there who have used it and are openly talking about it on the forum “Malini’s Girls Tribe” On Facebook sharing the link of the facebook page if you aren’t the part of this amazing group where everyone help and participate equally and I being the member of the group read all the post and comments to know what’s going on in a group by participating whenever I have time.
Note- I am not writing name of Ladies because of their privacy but I really wanted to share this topic with all of you for knowledge purpose.
1- It too cringe when traveling or slight long hours feel sanitary napkins are best yes we do have the option of organic now so we can switch to that I’m doing my bit for the ecology and environment thru many many other ways and given organic eco-friendly napkins a shot too but Menstrual Cups can’t.
2- I don’t want a foreign body inside my body and with bio-degradable pads around, I don’t see why I should shift. I also find any form of ‘convincing attempt’ irritating.
3-I don’t want blood on my hand 😩 i don’t like blood around my pants even pad is perfect. Besides, i get the intense severe pain and a cup is not my cup of tea lool! I rather put my pad on and go lie down and cry. LMAO
4-People say they don’t like to touch blood but you still see the blood when you have to change your pad or change your tampon? This is a natural biological process and women shouldn’t be ashamed of their own bodies and their blood. Having a cup can be quite messy but Asian toilets have a hose so you can rinse it off easily when you’re emptying it out. It takes some time to get used to but once you do there’s no turning back! It’s amazing.
5-Okay, so I’ve been meaning to switch for a really long time but heard if you have cramps it worsens it. So that’s keeping me away from it.
Is that true or a myth again?
6-Cramps are actually an outcome of poor diet and exercise during periods. Cups have nothing to with it. So, a myth.
7-Ok I tried. First of all, it is tough to slide inside. Lifted my leg, pelvis, sitting, standing all poses but it wasn’t going. Scratched my lady parts with my long nails. Finally, when it was sucked in I felt that it was going too deep in the alley and will be lost. All the drama was with stress and sweat and when I tried to pull it out the vacuum caused my walls to strain. So back to my pads though seriously wanted to move to cups. Moreover, blood spilled on the floor. What a mess! 😣
8-I can understand your point. However, the simple application of moisturizing lotion or lubricating gel will ease out the insertion. Excess nails are always going to cause problems with insertion and removal of the menstrual cup. I am happy using the cup because I don’t grow nails, at least in my right hand.
9-Oh ugly scenario!! Relaxing is very important while inserting the cup. Cups really need to come with instructions! Also, long nails don’t matter, I had extensions and still used it but you do you girl, that seems like a scarring period, literally.
10-My cycles are extremely painful and uncomfortable. So the thought of inserting something foreign scares me a lot. Though I have read many positive reviews about these cups. I am also not sure how safe it is to use for 10 hours long work timing in a lab. Because the entire procedure of taking it out and cleaning up yourself requires a clean washroom space. I have this fear of catching infections.
11-To be honest, we shouldn’t convince people for anything. All you can do is inform them about it, tell the pros n cons and leave it to them to decide. All I do is tell my female friends about the menstrual cup and give all the information they want. I never ever enter into the decision making phase. Let the people decide what works for them and whatnot.
12- I’d be grossed out by the collected blood (very likely could even blackout from the sight/smell as I have in the past when seeing blood). Also, the whole process of inserting, changing, sterilizing seems elaborate and fraught with stress. I maybe have a decade more until menopause at the max so I think I’ll stick with biodegradable pads or tampons.
13-I’ve switched to the cup and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Yes, it feels a bit itchy in the beginning, but you get used to it. It’s eco-friendly, since it generates no waste, comfortable (once you get the hang of it), leak-proof for twelve hours and saves you a bunch of money on buying pads and tampons in the long run. But yes, keeping it clean is important and for that, you need to boil it in hot water for a bit and it’s good to go. I’d recommend the cup highly but to each their own.
14-I’m a new cup convert.. 6 months of cup usage now.. firstly being a flight attendant with a multicultural airline helped as I had a lot of work colleagues recommend menstrual cups and share tips n tricks on usage etc..no embarrassment taboo or shame with the discussion..very normal and matter of fact. I feel that is somewhere lacking in India as of yet. Yes, there’s now more awareness of menstrual hygiene and products and there’s positive growth but how many people know where their cervix is or how high or low it sits…menstrual cups are not one size fits all and as far as cups go there isn’t a vast array to choose from in the Indian market. the wrong size can cause pain discomfort and in general leave a negative impact, making it difficult for people to make that shift from the ‘comfort’ and ease of use of pads to cups. You need to have information..lots of it and also the knowledge that it’s crazy at first but it’s a breeze after. Yes you will be touching yourself, yes you will get blood on your fingers (rarely) but it’s a quick process. There’s no smell..no leaks if done right and can leave u ‘blood interaction’ free for up to 6 to 12 hrs at a time without having to look at a blood-filled pad everytime u pee, change pads constantly, think of disposal, ask a friend to check if you’ve stained ur pants coz there’s always that fear and a sense of dampness in our pants all day and all night till ur period is done.T he pros far outweigh the cons in usage. I dunno if it helps but if ur cup curious join the Put a cup in it (PACII) FB group or watch their cup videos. I had many inhibitions apprehensions and weird fears and phobias when it came to cup usage.. it took some time to get used to and to wrap my head around.. now I can say it was worth pushing myself out of my pad comfort zone give it try fellow bleeders. Plus it’s made of medical-grade silicone, not plastic so it’s perfectly safe way safer than tampons.
15- Made the switch to the cup a couple of months ago thanks to my mom and I ain’t ever going back it was the best decision and all the points mentioned above are the reasons I didn’t shift earlier but I thought let’s just give it a try and I wasn’t happier. It has made my life so much more comfortable but to each his own but I can say give it one try ladies
Myths & Truth about Menstrual Cups
A cup user here!
Myth – cups are plastic.
Truth – It’s actually made of silicon which is very similar to skin or hair fiber.
Myth – cups cause cramps and can worsen them.
Truth – cramps have no connection to cups.
Myth – cup can stretch the vagina
Truth – the vaginas stretching capability is insane. It can push out babies, what’s a cup
Myth – cups once inserted might not come out.
Truth – there’s nowhere for it to go, it WILL come out.
Myth – you can’t use a cup while physical activity.
Truth – it’s designed to support physical activity. Better than a tampon in this case. Cups are also water-friendly, unlike pads.
Myth – cups are painful.
Truth – if done wrong, yes. If first time, yes. If you have an infection/medical condition, yes.
Myth – cups are big
Truth – cups are of different sizes just like clothes (s, m, l, xl)
Myth – I will have to clean blood with my hands
Truth – blood can be poured out and cup can be washed with a hose without hands touching.
Pros– Super environmentally friendly, economical (1 cup will last you years), best for heavy flow, can go swimming!
Cons – Not instruction friendly, can be painful for sensitive women, teeny spillage on the first day, vacuum issues (cup users will know), cleaning and sterilisation, not very travel friendly and most important, the requirement of a clean hygienic washroom (I’d personally never change my cup anywhere other than my own washroom).
Hope this helps girls! Definitely, it’s our own choice to use what we want, but let’s take a step forward and think about the environment too. Biodegradable pads and menstrual cups are the way to go!
Well, what I have realised from this group conversation using pads are easy for Indian ladies and lack of knowledge they don’t want to switch or even experiment and most girls don’t know how to insert it properly and where to insert which really gives them pain.
What is your feedback on this topic would love to know.
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