(To any men or squeamish women in the audience…I am about to talk pretty extensively about menstruation. Proceed at your own risk.)
My apologies for the lack of knitting or blogging for the last few days – things have been hectic, and the few spare moments I get are devoted to panicking about the wedding (Dude, it’s been just over two weeks, and I’m already stressing about it like it’s in month. The men with the huggy coats are going to come to take me on a vacation before this is all over.) To keep you all apprised on the wedding situation – still no date, no plans, nothing set in stone. I promise when I know more, I’ll let you know.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. Today, I’m going to talk to you about menstruation.
More specifically, the best thing to ever happen to menstruating women.
If you’ve seen this before, I apologize for telling you what you already know, but for those of you who have not yet experienced the glory, may I present to you…
This is the coolest thing ever.
Throw out your uncomfortable, leaky tampons. Throw out those horrendous pads that feel like diapers and get stuck to your pubes. You’ll never go back.
It’s better for you – it “does not interfere with your healthy vaginal environment”, and is not associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome. It’s better for the environment – no more filling up landfills with used tampons and pads. It’s comfortable, it can be left in for up to 8 hours, and it DOESN’T LEAK.
Yes, it does take a bit of an adjustment – placing it is tricky the first few times, and you have to be pretty cavalier about the sight of blood – but it’s fantastic.
For a bit of background – one of my friends (Hi, Mandy!) started using one years ago, and sang its praises to any girl who would listen. It sounded neat to me, but I could never get too enthusiastic about it. Finally, a couple of months ago, I decided to putter around the internet and see what I could find out about it. After doing my research and reading many rave reviews, I decided to give it a try.
I’m so glad I did.
I hope it goes without saying, but I have no vested interest in whether you try it or not – I just know that I have a mostly female audience, and I think this is the coolest thing since sliced bread. I’ve encountered very few women who’ve tried it and haven’t liked it.
If you’d rather purchase one from a US company (I went with the UK-based MooncCup because it’s what my friend uses) there’s the DivaCup, which is nearly indistinguishable from the MoonCup. There is also the Keeper, but I wouldn’t suggest it as it is made of latex and many people (including me) are allergic to latex.
Tomorrow…something NOT about menstruation.