Helps mentally and physically
I’ve struggled with long periods due to menorrhagia on and off for many years and it recently came back. I’m no longer able to take what I used to to temporarily reset my cycle which made me feel pretty hopeless and depressed. Pads were starting to chafe and I’ve just never felt good while wearing them. They don’t allow for much comfort.
My friend suggested that I look into alternatives while I wait to see a doctor so it’s not so mentally draining on me. So I did a ton of research and ended up choosing a menstrual cup and some period underwear from here because it seemed like a good company.
This was my first time inserting anything for menstruation and it did take a few days to get it to really suction properly but oh wow does it make a huge difference. I leaked a few times so far but even then it wasn’t that much and I had the period underwear to catch it. And the more I use it the less that happens. This cup does a really good job popping open when it’s time and is decently easy to insert. I find it pretty easy to clean too. The pull tail doesn’t really help me because I find I can’t get a good grip on it, but it’s easy to just pinch the bottom of the cup and remove it so not a big deal.
It helps feel like I’m just able to live my life normally and sit, exercise, and sleep, more comfortably. And I’m not just constantly thinking about my period and if the pad is in place. It’s been such a huge help.