I have been using menstrual cups for almost two years now, it will be two years next month actually. I started with a Lunette brand cup that was sent to me to review and used that for a good 8 months when it went missing. I scrambled looking for a good option, because I REALLY did not want to go back to using tampons or disposable pads. The thought of extra laundry for cloth pads overwhelmed me, having six kids, I already have enough laundry to do and didn’t want to add more. I started searching and found a cup for about $10 shipped, which is the purple one above. That’s the one I have been using ever since.
My oldest daughter is 9 now, so that means that she could start her period at any time really, and I wanted her to be prepared. I was going to buy her some cloth pads, a couple different size cups, tampons and disposable pads so she has a choice of what to use, so I set out looking for cheap cups for her when I happened upon the pink one above for less than $3 shipped! YES! I bought one for myself, so i could try it out and see if I liked it before getting one to add to her “Welcome to Womanhood” kit. What I found amazed me.
It is literally the exact same thing that I have been using, except that it had a cute moon shape at the end of the stem. It also comes in a heart shape, but I don’t think you get a choice of the stem, just the color and size, it comes in small and large; both sizes are available in pink, purple and white. Since it is acceptable to trim the stems on your cups, I ended up just chopping off the moon on mine, because it looked a bit too pointy for my liking. Once I removed that and stuck it in a vat of boiling water for a little bit to sterilize it before first use, it was perfect! I highly recommend this cup. For less than a box of tampons, you will have a device that will last you anywhere from 1-10 years depending on how you take care of it. Even if you get the minimum amount of time there, that’s $3 per YEAR! See how much you can save?!
I have decided to stock up on these before prices rise. I grabbed 3 of each size and color, for a total of 18 cups, or around $54. This will be for all 3 of my girls, as well as myself for MANY years to come! All for less than the cost of tampons for myself alone for one year.