Thursday, June 9, 2011
Has Anyone Out There Gone--Reuseable?
When I was in college, I tried something called Instead. It was a disposible cup that you could use for up to 12 hours at a time. I can't honestly say what I thought of it because every time I used it I was so terrified of leakage that I was just constantly running to the bathroom and feeling on edge. I decided that it was too stressful to be convenient, and went back to my old familiar Kotex. Well now there are silicon menstrual cups that can be re-used for up to ten years. The one I've heard mentioned the most is the Diva Cup.
I am seriously intrigued by this notion because of the significant savings attached to it, but also the fact that you create so much less waste, you don't have a stinky bathroom trash can, and you don't have to worry about changing/carrying tampons all the time-- that's a win-win-win as far as I'm concerned. But it's also kind of weird, how would you get it as sterile as you'd like it to be and... it's just kind of weird.
So I'm curious, has anyone gone this route yet? I'm willing to try it for the sake of reporting back, but I'd rather not be the only one-- is anyone else willing to try it and report back to me? Just so we can get a good all-around view. Or is this just to personal to try out on a blog? I await your feedback, readers.