Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Have Menstrual Cups Gone Mainstream?

It's been about 9 years since I first started talking about using menstrual cups as an environmentally friendly alternative to using tampons or disposable menstrual pads. I'm curious to get your input on the State of the Period when it comes to menstrual cups. Have they become more popular/acceptable?

So, just out of curiosity, tell me what you think...


6 comments:

Emily N. said...

I tried the Diva Cup a few times, but never could get it to work for me. Now I have an IUD, and since a cup can be problematic with an IUD, I'm sticking with tampons.

Crunchy Chicken said...

@Emily - That's interesting! Do you know how it's problematic or different than tampons with an IUD? Is it the possible suction?

owlfan said...

I love my diva cup now, but I must admit that it took me a few months to order one and then another month of considering it and being a bit scared before I finally tried it. It took a little getting used to, but so much more convenient. I think maybe I heard about them first here.

Crunchy Chicken said...

@owlfan - Yeah, I was afraid to try it and probably would have dragged my feet even longer if I hadn't done the challenge. Safety in numbers!

Nicole Zach said...

I don't use the cup, but I've always been afraid of tampons, as well. I stick with reusable pads! :)

Wendy said...

My daughter was a pre-menstrual youngster when I bought my first Diva Cup, and at the time, I pondered getting my daughters a cup when they came-of-age, so to speak. She is now a young adult with aspirations to be a world traveler (and she's already been to Europe and the Middle East, and will hike the Appalachian Trail next summer). She sent a link to me and my husband of this article - "100 Gifts for Travelers" - or something like that (might not have been 100 things). A Diva Cup was on the list! Ha!

Guess what she's getting for Christmas ;).