There’s a joke amongst my friends that I’m extremely susceptible to marketing. I’ll admit that there’s some truth to this statement. After seeing the above commercial, for instance, I went out and bought those sleek lookin’ colorful tampons immediately, expecting them to be some sort of fancy, soft, and magical absorbing device. Kind of like a vagina cloud.
Pro tip: no matter what, tampons are still just dry wads of fucking cotton.
A couple of weeks ago, I was away from home for a few days, and of course hadn’t thought to bring any sort of lady products. When I noticed that my body was being a huge asshole and of course kick starting my period a tad too early, I was forced to employ the all-too-familiar unspoken girl rule: other girls, even if they’re strangers, will provide you with tampons.
So, I walked up to a friend of a friend, and whispered, “Hey…uh…. Do you have a tampon I could borrow? I mean… well, use. Haha… borrow… ew…”
She laughed (thank God), and replied, “Actually, I use a goddess cup, so I really don’t have any.”
Me: ...What? Her: A goddess cup. Me: Do you mean to tell me that there’s something you can put in your vagina that has the word “goddess” in it? Her: Yes. Me: What.
So, I referred to my best friend Google, and found this website. Apparently, these things are the bomb. You can’t feel them, you can wear them during sex, and most importantly, they’re not a dry wad of fucking cotton.
The only thing that scares me is this: what if they somehow… dislodge or spill or something? What if… while you’re walking, it just kind of… falls out, and then you’ve got this little flying saucer type thing just danglin’ around your female parts?
That probably won’t happen. But that would be the worst thing ever if it did.
Do any of you use these things? Are they actually that awesome?
I've used them. They're not AWESOME but they are an improvement, in my opinion. It definitely takes some getting used to. The first few times, there will be spillage and possibly discomfort as you try to get it positioned properly. But it won't just fall out - it's held in place by your pubic bone. I have noticed that I cramp a little bit more when I use them, so I won't use them if I'm already having cramps. But other than that, they're nice and comfortable (no wad of cotton feeling, like when you have a temporary let-up in flow and your tampon is all dry and awful, and no pad/diaper/oh-my-god-I'm-leaking-snotty-blood-into-my-underwear awfulness) and they're okay during sex - not great, though. Depends on the size of your partner and the angle. But you can wear them for 12 hours! No TSS risks! And you don't have strings hanging out of you. Good stuff.
I don't use a soft cup like the one you mentioned. I believe the soft cups are a one time use deal and then you throw them out. Instead, I use a reusable menstrual cup. I have the lady cup, but there are lots of brands, all with varying sizes. Honestly the menstrual cup was one of the best purchases I've ever made. Since it can be left in for up to 12 hours, I love not having to worry about changing pads or tampons leaking. While the reusable menstrual cup is definitely not for anyone (I feel like you have to be very friendly with your vagina) I strongly recommend it.
I use the Mooncup. It's reusable. I originally did it because it's better for the environment, but then I thought, hey! I'll never have to buy tampons again! I'll never have to worry about making a male cashier feel awkward, I'll never have one of those "damn! I forgot to buy tampons again!" moments, and I'll never have to borrow a tampon again.
I use a Diva Cup and MeLuna cup. I've never heard of the Goddess brand in particular, but I have heard of Insteads. They resemble diaphragms and just sit up by your cervix. Most people will still reuse those cups a few times regardless, after being washed of course.
that cup thing doesnt work well. blood spills everywhere if u have a heavy flow. the best time to use a cup is when ur light i think at least. also i think the guy would still be gorss if u used a cup during sex. and it might fall out and blood goes evewrywhere. i never tried it but kinda tempted. i actually bought my cups at walgreens. lol