***WARNING*** If you don’t care to read about someone’s monthly menstrual cycle and lady parts don’t proceed any further. This is my second review on using the cup and period panties.
So I’ve officially used the cup for 3 cycles and I’m loving it. I’m still using the blossom cup (large size) and I’m pretty happy with it. On this last cycle, I think I got better at placement. I’m learning that while you put it in and up, you kind of have to tilt it towards the back to seal it too. It wasn’t until I did that move that I experienced less spotting. On my second cycle, I did the C-fold and the cup wouldn’t open up properly, so the origami fold works much better for me (read about different folds here). I’m pretty comfortable putting it in and taking it out now, and not so weirded out by feeling my insides (okay, maybe still slightly weirded out, but it gets a lot better each cycle). Using the cup feels so much cleaner and fresher while Aunt Flow is here, so I think it’s definitely worth it.
Now onto period panties, I use it as back up to the cup and on my light days (day 5-6) when I don’t use the cup, it’s pretty great. I’ve told some friends, who have daughters who just got their first cycle, about them, so I know they’re excited to have their daughters try them out. I use Thinx, which I love, but for tweens/teens I think Panty Prop will work better based on the reviews (they have tween/teen sizes). When my day comes for my girls (not in a rush to get there), I will be stocking up on those for sure, and I’m glad they’ll have these to prevent the same leak/stain worries I had at their age. Not a fun time. I wish period panties were around when I was a teen!
Part one review here, if you care to read. And if you have any questions about it, leave it in the comments and I’ll answer them. If you’ve been thinking about it, I encourage you to give it a shot. It takes a bit of time to adjust, but it feels so much better when it’s that time of the month. With the cup, there’s no nasty chemicals going inside you, environmentally friendly, lasts 12 hours, and saves money on feminine products… I’m all about all those reasons!