My Menstrual Cup Review
I am not new to menstrual cups. I jumped on the same band wagon many others did and got a Diva Menstrual Cup. While Diva is loved by many, it is not loved by me and my vagina. I found it too stiff and shifted too easily causing uncomfortable pressure. I was hesitant to try again but I was really tired of tampons and having to line with pads just in case, which honestly was always needed. I did enjoy the sponge for comfort but again, there would be leakage, and honestly it was messy.
When I came across a twitter post about a menstrual cup that you only had to pay for shipping, I gave it a look. I mean if it didn’t work, I would only be out a few bucks instead of $40+. I looked at reviews from folks who used it on twitter. So I decided to give it a go. Went to the site and really fell in love with the company. I like that it is women owned and operated, I like how they donate to women’s charities and you get to choose which one. I didn’t think twice about having them donate to Planned Parenthood. Shipping takes awhile which is understandable given the attention this free cup is getting. But I didn’t feel like it was a insane amount of time. Two weeks I think, I was actually expecting a month.
I have used it for 2 cycles now and I will be ordering an extra. Let me tell you why….
- Very little mess.I have not leaked once. In all my years of having a period, I have always leaked, until now. YAY!
- So comfortable. The Mae Cup is softer than some of the other cups but not so soft it slips out of its position. It stays in place but there was never a moment where I could feel pressure or pinching.
- Saves money. You will not be going through tampons like crazy (which us heavy bleeders tend to) and that is a HUGE money saver. This cup will last you years.
- NO CRAMPS! I swear. My cramping stopped. I noticed this with the sponge too and the only thing I can think of for this is, cotton is highly absorbent. Which can be a good thing but not for your cycle. Cotton will draw moisture around it to it, so I feel like perhaps it pulls excess moisture causing the flow to be more forced. I am no expert, this is my opinion. Whether I am right or not, I know my cramping stopped.
Here is some info from the site itself:
Knotty Vibes’ mission is to make sexual and reproductive health accessible to all women. Not only are we donating purchase proceeds to women’s organizations but we also are also giving supplies for free! This includes the our Mae Menstrual Cup, named after Mae Jemison who is a physician who volunteered with the Peace Corps and was the first female African American astronaut to go into space.
Why should you switch to the Mae Menstrual Cup?
- It’s free! Compared to other menstrual cups retailing at over $25!!
- They’re made out of certified medical grade silicone, so they are certainly much safer than the toxic tampons/pads that contain at least 8 harmful toxins on an average.
- With proper care, one cup could last for 10 years, which means less visits to the pharmacy & hundreds of $$ in savings.
- You get an extra five hours in between changes, because they hold 5x more liquid
- Convenient – no leakage, Very comfortable, you won’t even feel it!
Get your Mae Cup now! ->> KnottyVibes.com
Do you use a menstrual cup? Considering it? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.
As always, life is for living. Live it intentionally. See ya in the next post. ♥