Warning! Period chat ahead!...😵
Even with my gynaecology hat on, I’d always thought the idea of ‘moon cups’ 🌜🍷were pretty revolting and were the reserve of the uber hippy (no offence to any users). It was actually a series of ‘garbage art’ posts by my brother in law @offthejackel
recently, one of which included a discarded tampon 🤢, which got me thinking. .
If I want to reduce my contribution to waste and pollution of the environment🌿, I thought, perhaps I could at least try it out. So I purchased this vida cup last month and with some trepidation, gave it a whirl (is this the correct term to use?). .
This may be a bit of a TMI moment but I’m a total convert. I’m amazed that it took me this long to join the party (again dubious word selection!). It’s very straight forward to use, after an initial bit of experimenting. I don’t know why we feel it’s less gross to have a bit of sodden cotton wool shoved up there for half the day than a soft silicone cup, which can be removed and cleaned. You really forget it’s there, there’s no gross string hanging out, so it actually feels a lot cleaner and in comparison to years of disposable sanitary product purchase, is a darn site cheaper. Plus I know I’m not contributing to more unnecessary waste which pollutes the environment🌎 = feel good points.💖 Okay, so you have to get a bit up close and personal with your lady bits 🌸 and I realise that may not be everybody’s bag; but if you can get over your hang ups and are in any way curious, I’d really encourage you to join me on revolutionising the period experience and helping to reduce waste #notanad #menstrualcup #periodchat #reducewaste #ladybits #gynaecologist #cleanuptheplanet #tmi #vidacup
****addition...just to clarity for those of you not in the know, the big blue thing is a holder not the cup itself