|View Poll Results: Menstrual cup users: Which do you use?|
|Other (if there is an other!)||5||8.62%|
|Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll|
Here is my thoughts: I am not allergic to latex--that i know of! So i was going to go with the keeper, BUT since a lot of mammas seem to sometimes develop a reaction, i thought might as well just go with something silicone-mooncup or diva cup. But the shape of each one seems different and i don't know which one to get! Maybe this poll will help!
Any Advice? Thanks so much mammas!
Good luck to you in finding what you need.
I don't think that a *lot* of women develop latex reactions-- certainly some do, but I think that the odds are in your favor that you won't. I also remember someone posting a review about each of these cups not long ago-- have you done a search for prior threads! I thought it was an extremely well done review-- not a "you should buy this" kind of review but an evenhanded look at the pros and cons. If I remember correctly, if you're most concerned about something that is relatively soft (and therefore more comfortable I think), the keeper beat out the more stiff mooncup and diva.
Of course, I could be getting this backasswards, too.
I'm also going to get a Mooncup since I can get it for $14.50 + shipping in a co-op. I can't turn down such a great price!
I didn't vote since I haven't actually used it yet. Some people prefer the silicone cups since you can boil them, but you can easily disinfect the Keeper with vinegar. Oh, just an FYI but never use essential oils (such as tea tree oil) with your Keeper... it will eat away the rubber.
|Originally posted by wildthing
I haven't tried any yet, but am waiting for a Mooncup from a co-op. I have only had af 17 times since 1987.....I have either been pg or breastfeeding
I didn't vote, since I'm currently trying to decide if I could actually get myself to use a Mooncup. I'm also a part of the coop Michelle talked about, and think it is a GREAT deal. I just don't know if I could, um, insert it properly, kwim? I really like the idea of them, just don't know if I would use it.
As I said, I don't have one yet, but yes, I do have senstive skin as well. I can't use spermicides (we have never used condoms...TMI?), and also can not use perfumed soaps or lotions. Since this is made from silicone, I am hoping that I will not have a reaction. It is worth the cost for me personally to find something that I hear is a very comfortable alternative to tampons....which I also can not use....
Also, I *think* I remember seeing that with one of these types ofproducts, if you decide you don't like it or can' use it, you can return it. Might make it worth trying out then.
T Sherry, yeah that's the reaction I get when I tell the dr when I go for a pg test! LOL "When was your last period? Um, 2 years ago!"
Donna, is the mooncup made of silicone? I'm kinda interested in that one since it seems so cheap in this coop everyone is talking about.
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When I first started using the Keeper (two years ago) there was only the rubber latex version availble so I can't comment on the other kinds. I have only heard good comments about the silicone version though.
I wouldn't use anything else now. It takes a bit of practise to insert and remove and I still occasionally have difficult days when I just can't get it placed right. However, it is well worth perservering.
I my Keeper.
Ok, that got long, I'll stop now!
i have no experience with this. i use disposables. but i'd like to try it. is it easy to use, comfortable...? or do you feel it inside you? also, does it leak-like to i need to be concerned and wear a panty liner...?
|However, I find it rather uncomfortable for the first day or two of my period - I get this dull aching feeling coming from about where the keeper sits. The aching does go away thankfully, but I can't for the life of me figure out why this happens every month. I've tried repositioning it once it starts to ache, but that only brings temporary relief, at most. Towards the end of the day it starts to hurt to stand... very annoying. I'm starting to think about just using tampons for the first couple days, then using the keeper. I hate to do it, but this aching is driving me nuts!|
But I've never used the keeper, and Im waiting to get a divacup, from Jodi's co-op.
So, duh, I think that is what is going on here - the thought really never occurred to me in the least. Latex allergy even runs in my family - my mom, sister and grandmother all have it. They all found out when they were in the hospital and would start getting rashes and sores from latex contact. I always figured that's what a latex allergy looks like, but I suppose it makes sense that you would have a different reaction from internal latex contact than external contact...
Well thank you very much, netmeggmama, this is great to know!! I really appreciate your response. Now to figure out what to do about BC... perhaps it is time to take the leap and totally follow NFP *grin* I've been charting for 8 months now, I just haven't gotten up the nerve to take the jump Sounds like I should get a Diva cup too. Wow, I can't wait to tell my hubby about this!
Here is the link I got my Mooncup from:
I can't say enough good things about it! They are tricky to figure out at first but once you get used to it you will NEVER go back to tampons! I LOVE mine!