Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Moon Cup, Round Two!

A few updates for you all, now that I'm on cycle two of using the moon cup....

  • Bite the bullet and trim the pull-tab already! I finally sucked it up and snipped off less than half an inch of the pull-tab. Remember the occasional discomfort I was having on my bus ride to work? Totally gone.
  • Even though the moon cup holds an ounce of liquid and the average woman's period only produces about four ounces of blood, don't forget that there's regular vaginal discharge! And that you might not produce equal amounts of blood/discharge/whatever every day! Moral of the story: the moon cup may be super convenient, but it's not magic, so don't be like me and think you can use a cup for 18 hours straight without it overflowing. Because that's just dumb.
  • This is probably a matter of personal preference, but I would recommend always rinsing your cup (when you choose to rinse it and not just empty) in the hottest water your hands can stand. Even if the water feels relatively warm, it's definitely colder than your vagina, and you'll feel a dull ache until the cup reaches your body temperature. Not fun.
Other than my self-induced menstrual dramas, life with a moon cup has been going smoothly and I'd still highly recommend it. If I experience any catastrophes/hilarities in the coming months I'll be sure to post them.