For you ladies this post is for you, and for you guys who have special ladies in your life, that you really care about, you’ll want them to read!
Today, I am talking about something that has changed and made my life SO incredibly easier and better!!!
MENSTRUAL CUPS and my story with them. Woot! Ha!
Before we begin, if you don’t know what menstrual cups are check out HERE
Beginning of my menstrual cup journey
In 2010, I was introduced to the Diva cup one of the first menstrual cups on the market. My mom discovered it, and bought all my sister-in-laws and I one. The thing and concept absolutely intimidated me and freaked me out. I have never stuck anything up there, except a tampon, and this thing was NO tampon, haha. I can’t believe I’m sharing this, BUT I promise, this is worth your time!
Anyways, I tried it and I had an awful experience. It was bulky, stiff, awkward plastic, I couldn’t get it in right, and I’ll say it, caused pain down in there. So yeah, hell no to that! My mom encouraged me several times for a year to give it a few more tries. I did maybe two more tries and yeah, notta.
So my period life continued with tampons, because it was familiar and didn’t cause me anxiety from all the things.
Transitioning to the menstrual cup
Fast forward two years, another menstrual cup that’s now popular was released, the Lunette cup. Deja vu to my first experience, mom’s bought all the ladies in the family cups and having us try them out. I was mortified still and super hesitant and resisted trying it out. After a few months or so I did give in. My experience wasn’t as traumatic as with the Diva. I surprisingly was able to get it in down there correctly a few times, and then a few times not. Little success had eased my anxiety and I was more open to keep on trying.
Over the course of 6 months, I had completely transitioned to using the Lunette cup. How I got to that point, you may ask? Initially, I had started using the cup for a few hours the first day of a period, then using tampons the rest of that period. And with time I got to the point of using the Lunette cup for a full day, then the next period 1.5 days, then the next period 2 days etc. So basically, I gradually worked into it, which really worked for me.
After that 6 months+, and getting really comfortable using the Lunette cup, I was shocked how much I really liked it, and actually preferred it to tampons. It was a lady game changer for me, and I have been an advocate for menstrual cup usage ever since. You can ask all my close lady friends, I’m pretty passionate about menstrual cups (specifically the Bloody Buddy Cup) and here’s why:
1❣️ The BBcup decreases the frequency & severity of my cramps!
2❣️ I don’t have to buy another feminine product EVER AGAIN. Save up to $100/year
3❣️ It’s WAY convenient & comfortable. Changing tampons/pads throughout the day is such a hassle especially when traveling, long work days, hiking a mountain, or just relaxing. I leave my cup in for 12 hrs, it’s safe and no leaks (holds up to 3 times a tampon)! And I never ever feel her jabbing my insides. 🙌🏻4
4❣️ BBcup has no toxins, due to her medical grade silicone material. Tampons & pads are GMO, contain carcinogens & other harmful chemicals that disrupt our body by breaking it down (disease + cancer) and especially interfere w/ the endocrine system.
5❣️ Environmentally friendly! Did you know 20 billion pads & tampons are discarded every year in the US? Plus it takes 25 years for these products to decompose. 😱 Limiting waste helps improve our environment which can in turn improve our own health!
OKAY! So now that you’re inspired and interest and curiosity has FLARED (input finger guns emoji), let’s continue with my story, because there is more and it is EGGCITING! (haha I’m having way too much fun with this)
Present day experience w/ menstrual cup
I no longer use the Lunette cup. Don’t freak out! I have recently switched to an even better menstrual cup that works well for me. Are you ready for this?!
THE BLOODY BUDDY CUP! How fun is that name? It’s a bit out there, but I really like it, and guess what it’s my absolute best buddy for that bloody time of the month! Haha! Air fist pump!
SO, thus far I’ve shared with you my opinion/experience between tampons and the two cups. Now, let’s talk about the Lunette vs. the Bloody Buddy, because there is an absolute difference, even though they appear to look quite similar and I am loving the BB!
*This is my very own, one time, first experience/comparison using the Bloody Buddy*
- The pull out removal tab- It’s WAY easier on the Bloody Buddy. The Lunette sometimes got lost inside of me, then after an 30 secs to a minute, I’d get it. Not, with the BB! The pull out tab technology is on point.
- Holds a bit more – The Bloody Buddy holds a more blood , and is especially appreciated and needed on the those heavy flowin’ days. I find I don’t need to do the 2nd change during the day, like I do with the Lunette.
- Less leakage with Bloody Buddy Cup
What options do I have with the Bloody Buddy?
There are 3 sizes and 6 colors!
- Large: if you have given birth vaginally, and if you have a wider vaginally
- Small: if you have never given birth vaginally
- Teen: for new bleeders
More info on the Bloody Buddy
SHOP HERE – use my code “BRINGHEALTHYBACK” for 10% off!
Not every lady has the same situation down there, so not one menstrual cup is gonna be the best! But, between using the Diva, Lunette, and Bloody Buddy (because these three look really similar) for sure the Bloody Buddy is the most comfortable and best for me.
I hope my story, experience and information regarding menstrual cups has inspired you! It’s seriously a period game changer and my time of month is so much easier and way more fun! I love that it’s really comfortable; I only change it 1 to 2 times a day; I save $$$; help lower environment impact; and decreasing the amount of chemicals and toxins that disrupt my body’s systems and cells!
Together, lets bring your healthy back!
If you have any questions about the Bloody Buddy cup or menstrual cups in general, please ask!
This post is sponsored by Bloody Buddy Cup, but what I have shared is my true and honest experience/opinion.