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kisah
post Jul 27 2005, 02:34 PM
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I feel like I shouldn't have to warn anyone, but in the event that someone has issue with or just doesn't want to talk about menstration- stop reading now. =)

Okay, so I'm really sorry to do this to you guys but I'm totally pleased that I finally followed my friend's advice and invested in a menstrual cup. It works perfectly.

Did you know that feminine hygeine products are subject to a "Luxury Tax" in many countries (Including the UK)?

I want to spread the word just a little bit because I think it's an important choice that women might not know about.

It's not just for knit-your-own-tofu types either.

Mooncup Webpage

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post Jul 27 2005, 03:52 PM
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Another similar site smile.gif

http://www.divacup.com/


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post Jul 27 2005, 05:24 PM
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I knew about the Luxury Tax - which sucks. I've always maintained that sanitary products should be free anyway seeing as it's not something that us girlies have a choice in. dry.gif

It's gotta be said though - I'm really not sure I like the idea of a Mooncup. Makes sense financially I suppose but I don't think I'd be terribly comfortable with it.


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post Jul 27 2005, 06:05 PM
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Yup, seen it and am thinking about getting one. Although, hopefully my IUD will stop me from menstruating. Got my fingers crossed!


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post Jul 27 2005, 07:27 PM
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I don't see how removal couldn't be messy. And I'm going to stop talking now because that's just too many images in my head.

Toilet paper also falls under the luxary tax. I swear, men make these lists.


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post Jul 27 2005, 07:37 PM
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Well, I've lived in England long enough to know it's not my place to inquire about someone else's discomfort about something but in my (very limited) experience, it's mess free.

I really truly am impressed. It's okay if I'm all alone though. tongue.gif


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post Jul 27 2005, 08:10 PM
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I certainly think it'd be worth a try if I could get one... I'm sure it's a lot less messy than what I've been working with... @_@ Gonna be a weird thing to put on a wishlist for the holidays or my birthday though. tongue.gif


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post Jul 27 2005, 08:31 PM
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These things always weird me out. However the DivaCup didnít look all that bad. However my cycle lasts about two days so I don't really worry about it. I was blessed with the best period in the world. Feel free to hate me now tongue.gif


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post Jul 27 2005, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE (artist.unknown @ Jul 27 2005, 07:27 PM)
I don't see how removal couldn't be messy. And I'm going to stop talking now because that's just too many images in my head.

Toilet paper also falls under the luxary tax. I swear, men make these lists.
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I agree with her. 100%.

Ick.


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post Jul 27 2005, 09:48 PM
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I don't see how removal couldn't be messy.


I have this rather disgusting mental image of the little thing getting bigger and bigger as it fills like a condom full of water....

*ahem* And perhaps I should have just left that one alone. blink.gif


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post Jul 27 2005, 10:29 PM
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*Starts ponding head on the desk* Thanks Snuggle for the image. blink.gif

Right mooncup and divacup I can deal with but The Keeper just sounds wrong in so many ways for some reason.
I'm kind of curious but what if you find your full up in a public loo what then it's not like it's something that pratical to put in you bag and deal with later? and why am I having these thoughts I dont want them! *resumes head pounding*


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post Jul 27 2005, 10:50 PM
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It answers that question in the mooncup FAQ section.

They suggest carrying a bottle of water with you at all times! Whoo!


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post Jul 27 2005, 10:53 PM
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Then just wear something else when you go out? *shrug*


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post Jul 28 2005, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE (ravein @ Jul 27 2005, 08:31 PM)
These things always weird me out. However the DivaCup didnít look all that bad. However my cycle lasts about two days so I don't really worry about it. I was blessed with the best period in the world. Feel free to hate me now tongue.gif
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post Jul 28 2005, 10:33 AM
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QUOTE (Cath @ Jul 27 2005, 10:29 PM)
*Starts ponding head on the desk* Thanks Snuggle for the image.  blink.gif

Right mooncup and divacup I can deal with but The Keeper just sounds wrong in so many ways for some reason.
I'm kind of curious but what if you find your full up in a public loo what then it's not like it's something that pratical to put in you bag and deal with later? and why am I having these thoughts I dont want them! *resumes head pounding*
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Indeed, blargh, images. I think there is fear of the unknown lingering.

You just take it out and dump the collections in the loo and you can wipe it out with loo roll or just put it back in as is until later when you can rinse it out. As long as your hands are clean it's not like it's going to have icky stuff on it. smile.gif

apart from the icky stuff it's collecting. blink.gif

But that's inside. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 28 2005, 02:47 PM
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For some reason, it also strikes me as kinda unhygienic. Maybe it's just the re-usage thing. What if you didn't wash it out properly or something? And what happens when the rubber perishes? And there are reasons why tampons and things need to be replaced regularly - TSS for a start.


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post Jul 28 2005, 03:26 PM
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It tells you about TSS on the page and your surposed to replace it after a few years.


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post Jul 28 2005, 05:53 PM
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I too would be curious to try one out, but only in the comfort of my own home for the duration of the period, just because I'd be paranoid about it leaking because I dint insert it correctly. But let's face it, I'm sure the first times we all used pads or tampons it was a bit messy.

I guess it's just one of those things, if I ever get around to using it, then I do, but if I don't, then I don't.


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I just _had_ to look didn't I? >_<


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post Jul 28 2005, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jul 28 2005, 02:48 PM)
I just _had_ to look didn't I? >_<
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post Jul 29 2005, 12:40 AM
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For some reason, it also strikes me as kinda unhygienic. Maybe it's just the re-usage thing. What if you didn't wash it out properly or something? And what happens when the rubber perishes? And there are reasons why tampons and things need to be replaced regularly - TSS for a start.

This doesn't strike me as something that would be very good for OCD types. I can just see myself in some public bathroom wiping it down over and over and over again. Eheh.


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I can see it being one of those things that you could carry around in case of emergencies and not have to worry about someone going through your bag finding it and causing much embarrasment because they would probably go "What the moo cow is this?" and you could say that it's a mould for making hats for garden gnomes or something equally believeable but non-embarrsingb... or you could tell them the truth and watch them scream!


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Sounds interesting and I think I'll try one. The only thing I wonder about with it is if it is easy to tell when it is full?


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Why.
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post Jul 30 2005, 03:18 AM
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Ask your brother for some of his mind bleach. I know Laz keeps plenty around. laugh.gif

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