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Great highly recommended
Member Name: dillywhite123
Disadvantages: A bit fiddly to start with
I always used tampax and was always happy with them before I suddenly developed TSS and ended up in hospital and told never to use them again. I liked the freedom they gave them and felt as though during the five days when my period came it was horrible. I hated pads they didn't give me the freedom I was used to as the swimming and running I loved where controlled by this thick horrible piece of material stuck or not so stuck between my legs.
I was talking about this to a friend and she suggested the mooncup and after reading reviews I was very sceptical as the reviews were so mixed. When I got it home from boots I looked at it and thought how on earth am I going to get that up there? It looks like a rubber cup with measurements on the inside and a little lip at the top, which makes it slightly wider. The stick should be cut short but I cut mine off completely and grab the bottom of the cup as I felt even a short stick was rubbing on my skin and made me sore. It also comes with a little cloth bag with drawstrings to keep it in when not in use. It's very compact and easy to pop in your bag in case of emergencies. First time I used it took some clever folding and a lot of pushing and shoving to get it in place and contemplated going back to pads. Then disaster struck I went to the toilet and there was blood everywhere it took some time to get out and clean myself up luckily I had spare underwear and that was it me and it were finished. I spoke to my friend and told how rubbish they are she told me to put it in lower than a tampax and try again. Well under the new instructions I tried for a second month and have to say it was amazing it was a bit of a stomach turner to empty to start with as I am a bit squeamish but that soon got easier. The biggest benefit is my periods aren't as painful as they used to be and they have gone down from 5 days to an average of 3.
I love this now and wouldn't go back to pads for anything I can swim and run without fear of ever getting TSS again never had to go to the hospital again. The best benefit is never buying expensive products that fill the landfill every month I have used it for a year now and its most defiantly paid for itself. I would recommend this to anyone I know it's a little fiddly to start with but it is worth persevering with.
Highly recommended I am defiantly a convert.
Summary: Stick with it as it's worth it in the end
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