~Tomatogoo~

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tomatogoo:

tomatogooo:

furiousseasons:

OH MY GOD

IT IS BENDY SO YOU CAN FIT IT IN YOUR VAGINA

OH MY GOD

Of course it’s bendy :) How else would it fit inside your vaginal canal? You can check out my blog if you have any questions. Maybe if you were more educated on Menstrual cups you may not be so put off by them :) They really are amazing, but overall it’s your choice. Here are some posts (X, X, X, X, X) I’ve made about the SoftCup. Come ask me if you have any other questions~

As I am moving posts to my secondary blog I am realizing, did she pay for this cup to diss it??

No, it was free, I tried it, and it hurt like hell. Sorry I didn’t love the period cup.

Lol, its okay. It was just a thought I had :)

Hey, so I’m trying the instead cups again. My last cup since I got a free sample. I inserted as you recommended. I pushed it in until the rim actually pushes back at me because (I guess) it can’t go in anymore. Is that what you meant?

haveagoodaisy

Essentially, yes. I pinch the rim, guide it in, use the end of my finger to push it in as far as I can, and then I’m done. A tip for when you do that is to really relax your muscles. Usually I’ll be squatting and I’ll relax and push it back. Then I’ll stand with my leg up on the side of the tub and push in more while still making sure my muscles are relaxed. My vagina gets longer when I’m on my period, my cervix moves up, so sometimes if I try to put a cup in at the beginning of my period I can’t because my cervix is too low and I can’t get it to stay tucked behind my pubic bone. If that is the case you may need to try a bell shaped cup :)

<3 Briana

Anon - Why aren’t you menstruating? Are you ok?

Hello Anon! You’ve probably long forgotten you’ve asked me this but, yes I am okay :) It was intense stress and I’ve been menstruating consistently now for a year or so :)

<3 Briana

goldillocks said:

Would you recommend getting the application of a tampon down pat before trying a menstrual cup?? Any tips for tampon insertion? I’ve never tried it :/

You may have gotten an answer by now and I’m afraid I would not be able to help you since I have never used a tampon.

With that being said, that means I have tried a menstrual cup BEFORE trying a tampon and I use my Instead SoftCups just fine :D

<3 Briana

elu-cidate said:

Hey! I have a question about the LadyCup. So I purchased one when I was not on my period and I tried it out. Really easy to use, I really like it. However when I put it in, and it opens it kind of creates this like air bubble, I get a sensation (1/2)

(2/2) that I need to queef… I’ve yet to use it ob my period, so would the dripping fluid get rid of the air, or is this something I should be concerned about? Perhaps I’m inserting it wrong? Idk, any tips would be really appreciated :)

You’ve probably figured it out by now but…

In this video at 4:08, Bree addresses this as the “air bubble effect”. She basically says it happens to some people and using water as a lubricant to insert it can help.

You may also need a softer cup. This means it wouldn’t push against your vaginal walls as much and it may reduce this feeling.

<3 Briana

geekybroccoli said:

Hi! Quick question: How do you remove a menstrual cup neatly? From what I have heard it’s the scariest thing anyone has ever seen. Thanks :)

Unfortunately I am only able to answer for the Instead SoftCup because I have not yet been able to successfully use my MeLuna.

For me I usually do it in the shower, I squat, and push my index finger in toward my pubic bone. If it is deep I put my finger IN the cup to pull it out until I can hook my finger under. If I can feel it with my finger I can just hook my finger under it and pull it out. And when I pull it out I usually do it quickly because it gives me this weird stretched feeling.

I have a video talking about some of my SoftCup experiences :)

<3 Briana

whatawaytoexist said:

Hello I’m sorry for being totally random here but I was browsing through the trinessa tag and you had a post there, so I was just wondering, if it’s not too personal if you had any negative side effects while on this pill? Like mostly sore breast or decreased sex drive? Sorry if this is intrusive you don’t have to answer it’s just that this is my first month on it and I want it to work for me but I’m a little scared…

Hello! I bet you sent this a while ago, but now I’m back and I’m here to give you an answer! When I had my previous blog about a year ago I decided to stop taking my Trinessa because I felt like my mood was getting worse and worse as each month passed. Then I was off for a few months and I decided I wanted to get back on it because I missed one and I wanted my regularity back. Then stress in my life made my period go MIA for just over 100 days. I am taking it now and I cannot say I have any side effects. My cramps are moderate and sometimes pretty harsh. I get lower back twinges, sensitive nipples, a bit of a snappy attitude, and maybe heightened IBS symptoms. All of that I would consider to be symptoms of my period, not necessarily for Trinessa. The best thing you can do is talk to you doctor!

<3 Briana

I am thinking out getting a pee funnel but which one would you recomend? i have found a really good deal on the LadyP but i'm a bit unsure? also are they easy to use? i ski alot and i was thinking how hard it is to get ski pants off when there really comfy would it work with that sort of thing? +if you have any general advice that would help i would appericate it?
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tomatogooo:

Hello! That’s awesome that you are wanting to try and FUD :) As for which I would recommend, I would say one that has a longer “tube” since you would be using it with ski pants. A couple brands that have longer tubes are WHIZ FREEDOM and Shewee Extreme. The Shewee Extreme even has a separate tube that you can connect to the funnel for added length, you would just have to be okay with out the top of the funnel is shaped.

The main thing I think you should worry about is the actual funnel shape and what it’s make out of. Yes the LadyP had a nice wide funnel that is very easy to use, but it is also very soft and the tube isn’t very long. I have used it peeing just in the shower and also into a toilet and I don’t think I could have done it well without pulling my shorts and underwear down to at least mid thigh, but then again it could just take more practice… I’m just not really experienced :)

There’s a link on my side-bar for pee funnels if you want to look at that to get an idea of some funnels that are out there.

Overall I would recommend the Shewee Extreme just because it is advertised for extreme weather conditions where you may be wearing bulky clothing. The funnel part doesn’t look as wide and open as a LadyP, but it will just be something you have to practice with like you would with any funnel. It also has a connector tube and a nice case for all of it :)

I hope this helped! <3 Briana

EDIT-Oh and general advice would be to let a little bit if pee to go at a time! If you just let it all go it can overflow your funnel!

tomatogooo:

goldillocks replied to your post: Tomorrow I think I am presenting Reusable Menstrual Management…

Washable pads? I didn’t know there was such a thing! Where can you get them from?

You can check out the Washlable Pads that they sell at Menstrualcup.com, but really they are available all…

tomatogooo:

ambientclouds:

Menstruate with Pride - Sarah Maple

My favorite part of this whole thing is how the little girl isn’t repulsed and she actually seems like she is interested, but she isn’t saying anything because everyone else has been taught to be so repulsed by menstruation and she doesn’t wanted to feel shunned too.

tomatogooo:

ambientclouds:

Menstruate with Pride - Sarah Maple

My favorite part of this whole thing is how the little girl isn’t repulsed and she actually seems like she is interested, but she isn’t saying anything because everyone else has been taught to be so repulsed by menstruation and she doesn’t wanted to feel shunned too.