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June 27th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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So I'm getting fed up with the spotting & random days of full on bleeding while I'm back on BC. I'm tired of trying to guess what days I need to wear a panty liner or a full blown pad and how heavy its going to be........ its SO unpredictable. Just when I think I'm done spotting, bam..... it comes back.

So, with the help of you ladies I've decided that I will go off BC in a couple weeks. I'm trying to time it right with the wedding so that hopefully once I stop BC, I'll get my withdrawl bleed/period and it will line up well with the wedding. Not to mention my mood swings and that we'll be TTC again in late September.

ANYWAYS- I'm wondering if anyone has tried using the softcups for that time of the month? I'm so sick of tampons & pads and I just recently learned about these. If you haven't heard of them, here is a link:

Softcup | Softcup Menstrual Cup, The New Generation in Period & Feminine Protection

There are a few different brands- I know softcup is more of a "disposable" version, and there is a "diva cup" that will last up to a year.

For our bachelor/bachelorette party we are doing a river trip July 20th... and by that point I'll be off BC, and hopefully be done with my period, but you never know about random spotting. I was thinking of trying these. There will be lots of drinkinginvolved, in turn.......lots of peeing! LOL and I dont want to mess around with having to find cover and put in a tampon every hour.

So, if you've used them for periods ( i know some women use them to try and help chances with conceiving!) let me know your experience and what you liked/didn't like!

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June 27th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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I have used them but they are uncomfortable for me. I can only wear it for about 2 hours. I might just be me, I just might not have it in the right spot or something. I actually found this thing just like it. Its called Diva Cup. It take a little getting used to but I love it! good luck
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June 27th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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I have never used them for my period but have used them for TTC purposes. I have left it in before for over 3 hours and my cervix was very irritated with long use of them. They are bit messy to take out as "leftovers" can spill out and cannot imagine menstrual stuff going everywhere... This is just my experience so I really have no insight other than using them to hold in DH's "stuff" with my legs in the air and then sometimes falling asleep and taking it out the next morning...

Hopefully someone who has used them for the intended purpose will have more insight
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June 27th, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Yea they say they take some getting used to, and that if you dont have them in the right spot, you will feel it. If inserted correctly, you shouldn't feel it at all.

The Diva Cup is a more permanent cup- for use up to a year (during periods) and the softcups are more of a disposable version. I think to start out trying them I will just go with the softcups and see if I like them.. if anything......I could try them when DF and I start TTC again!
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June 27th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Yeah I def give them business I think for me it is because of the thickness of my lining and it is after my period has ended, kwim?
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June 27th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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For sure......

Guess all I can do is try it and see!
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June 27th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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I use Meluna cup (similar to Diva cup) and I LOVE it! It's not for everyone but it works great for me It's so much better for the environment, not to mention there are a lot of chemicals in pads and tampons that the cups don't have. The Meluna cup can be used for several years so it does end up paying for itself. It can be left in for up to 12 hours at a time. I haven't had any problems with it being messy when taking it out but there are different techniques for insertion and for taking it out.
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June 27th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Thanks there was another lady that mentioned the MeLuna cup in my other post. I'm going to try the softcups first, just b/c they're a little cheaper and see how I like it. Then maybe i'll get a more durable one that will last me longer.

Thanks for the input!
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June 27th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Soft cups were uncomfortable for me. I LOVE my Divacup.
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June 27th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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It's so much better for the environment, not to mention there are a lot of chemicals in pads and tampons that the cups don't have.
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