I kept practicing, and making sure it was comfortable before I actually needed to use it for real. When I did have to use it for real, it was a breeze! I really liked it and never once did I say, "Dang, I really miss those tampons!" I did not miss those things one bit! I do recommend using some organic pantyliners if you don't feel confident in the menstrual cup at first. During my "heavy" days, I did use a pantyliner, and it made me feel confident.
I have been getting some questions that from other gals who are interested in the menstrual cup. The most popular question is:
-Can you feel it when it is inside? No. Absolutely not. It is not painful, you cannot feel it once inside.
-Is it really reusable?
Absolutely! It can last up to ten years!
-Can you sleep with it in?
Absolutely. You can keep the cup in for about 8 hours, so sleeping with it in won't be a bugger.
A really neat thing about the menstrual cup is that I never have to go down the feminine care products aisle again! I also never have to carry "supplies" in my purse. I just carry the cute, little sinch bag in my purse when I am out and about.
While we are on the subject of periods, I wanted to share some essentials that help get me through that sometimes gruesome week. I love having cozy socks and a warm cup of tea when I am at home. It makes it all the more better! I also love putting my Sclaressence oil on my abdomen, or on my temples to promote relaxation. Sclaressence uses Clary Sage, which is a major hormone helper for women. I also love the smell! It is so incredibly grounding, and it makes for a better "time of the month." I also like to use Pamprin every once in a while when my cramps are unbearable. I don't like to rely on Pamprin, but sometimes I just need a break from the pain. I also love having healthy sweet treats around. If I eat a bunch of sugar, I will even worse than I already do during that week. Having some healthy snacks around makes me feel so much better because I can take care of my sweet tooth, but I don't have to feel gross after. Another way to break from the pain is the use of a heating pad. The heating pad I barely use, but when I use it, it is great relief! Of course, the newest addition to my essentials is the Vubino menstrual cup.
I love that I am making my "time of the month" more green. I love that I gave the menstrual cup another shot, and I love that it works well for me! If you are interested in getting your own Vubino, check out their website!
It gives you all kinds of info on how to use it, and what using a Vubino means for you, for your wallet, and for your planet.
If you do end up using a Vubino, let me know how it works for you!