Okay, first of all, let's just say, I was a HUGE skeptic. This is one of those products where I thought they just made it look easy to sell it, but I braced myself for a steep learning curve and discomfort.
That being said, I was totally surprised not only at how well it worked but at how unbelievably comfortable this cup was!! Obviously, there’s a small learning curve when it comes to figuring out how to insert it, but honestly, it was pretty comfortable for me even the first time I used it. Sometimes I would have to adjust it because there was some leakage from the cup being positioned wrong, which I eventually figured out and now doesn't happen. I would definitely recommend using a panty liner or period underwear while you're learning to use this, not because the cup doesn't work, but to make it easier while you get the hang of it. I also used a liner to test the "wear for 12 hours” thing on my heavy flow days. Now I can definitely tell when my cup is full and needs to be emptied. Sometimes I forget how long it has been and forget to empty it because it's so comfortable, so period underwear just gives me peace of mind since I'm a heavy bleeder. On my heavy days, I need to empty my cup every 8-10 hours, but on my moderate to light days I can go pretty much all day. Still, I've never had to empty it at work or when I'm out and about, and I've never had a leak in public whatsoever.
Once you figure out which cup fold works best for you (c-fold is my fave), your muscle memory will just sort of kick in. I was really concerned it was going to take me a long time to figure out how to insert it, but that has actually been one of the easiest parts for me, and yet I know everyone is different. You just want to make sure you place the cup below your cervix so it doesn’t leak. My cervix lays a bit lower than most, so this cup is perfect for me, but of course everyone is different. Once you figure out where to position the cup for your body, the process is super easy. I’ve used this cup EVERY MONTH for 9 months and I couldn’t imagine ever switching back to bulky pads or super uncomfortable/unhealthy tampons!
I’m not sure if this is just a coincidence, but my cramps have been a lot better too since switching to this cup. They seem less intense and less frequent. This alone has made switching totally worth it!!!! This product has already paid for itself 3 times over in less than a year. GET THIS CUP!!! I promise you, it’s sooooo worth it!!!!
The leg holes were snug at first which probably helps prevent leaks. It wasn't uncomfortable but weird at first. After I wore them for an entire day they stretched to my thigh size and are super comfy. I also love that they aren't bulky. They feel like my regular underwear. I recommend and will be orderign more.
I love this product! It smells like subtle wintergreen so I don't mind wearing it at the office. I usually keep it by my nightstand and use it with my heating pad when I'm reading in bed and it is so soothing and comforting. I definitely will buy again! It's worth trying if you struggle with cramps like me.
I love love these! And so does my fupa lol. It combined my two favourite things: period panties and high waist. Absorbent, comfy and no odors!! If you're tired of your stomach hanging over your panties definitely get these.
I was afraid it would collapse in itself, but it's good quality and sturdy. The size is perfect for my medium cup, the water completely covers it. 100% recommend it!