I rarely, if ever, manage the 360 degree turn; I've had leakage once, but otherwise, smooth sailing. I love the divacup because (a) I am cheap (b) no risk of TSS and (c) people are faintly grossed out by it, sometimes, which I think is funny. I do suspect that tampons, as a product, are better suited to adapt to a variety of vaginal shapes/sizes. But if a cup works for your particular body, man, IT WORKS.
My one peeve with this article: penetrative vaginal sex does not enlarge the vagina permanently. During/immediately after, yes. Longterm, no. This is a myth, and it's an icky phallocentric myth, and I wish it would just go away.
@retrogirlie I used to use the single-use ones, but rinse and reuse, one per period. I guess I am gross? But thrifty.
My issue with those is that when they fail, they fail catastrophically. 99% of the time you're good, and then you cough too hard or something and it's like a scene from a horror flick.
@ayo nicole YES SOFTCUP
Tried one of those things...the Moon Cup? Whatevs, I couldn't get it comfortable despite the detailed, as you perfectly call it, "origami" drawings. NOPE NOPE NOPE.
Instead I found a disposable (is that REALLY a bad word when it comes to our monthly friends?) cup - Softcup. AT WALGREENS, CVS, ETC. No strings, nothing hanging down, can even have it in during sexytimes. And while a lil messy, it can't get stuck. They make a variation that you can rinse out throughout your week and re-use.
Hey, Lauren here! So glad you guys are getting as much of a laugh out of it as I did coding it. Could not stop giggling the whole time... while shotgunning beers crying in my bathtub, of course.
What phrases am I missing?
By Helvetica on Friday Open Thread
GUYS, Regina Spektor is coming to do a show in my hometown! I just found out yesterday and immediately bought a ticket and now I'm dying with feelings because I never thought this day would come. Literally, never, because it's a small Baltic country but Reginaaaaaaaaaaa!
By noodge on Friday Open Thread
I just want to let you all know that I really love this place (on the internet) and was realizing today how much this community has inspired some personal growth and evolution of my opinions about just about EVERYTHING. From gender to sex to race to orientation to size to just about anything, I've learned how to listen much better to others instead of just spouting my ideas. So... just thanks. <3
I am a citizen of Ireland!!!! I just found out - I started my application 2 years ago, and the Irish Consulate just sent me a Certificate of Citizenship!!!!! Hurrah, dual citizenship!
By Jazmine on Friday Open Thread
Ah! First! Post! Ever! Thinking of going to the NYC pinup tonight. Scared poopless. You are all super nice and cheery, yes?
By iceberg on Friday Open Thread
Bergy Bits, why are you crying this week?
I want daddy to pour my juice, not you Mama!
I really, really want to watch Robots Movie (Wall-E), I don't care if the others want to watch Princess and Bear (Brave).
I don't want to eat nachos! Just a bit of sour cream, you say? All right... GIVE ME ALL THE SOUR CREAM IN THE HOUSE. But I really don't want to eat anything el-just a bit of avocado? all righ- THIS IS DELICIOUS I MUST HAVE MORE.
It's very diaperist of you to assume that I need to be changed just because my diaper is completely loaded with horrible poop. PROBLEMATIC.
In other news:
The Diva started calling her daddy Honey -"Honey... Honey!" because that's what he & I call each other, then she extended it to me - "honey, fix blanket!" - and last night she got the other two in on it until all of them were calling out from their beds: "Come on honey!" I told them to call me Mama instead of honey, at which they giggled and said "come on honey!" again, so I called them cheeky buggers and they just laughed even more!!!
Their other thing at bedtime is to demand "Hug-a-kiss! Hug-a-kiss!"