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bethntim
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I was just browsing the diva cup website that marr-ya provided and I noticed a poem written especially for the Diva Cup, I feel I MUST share it with you:
Diva, this is for you:

Because of this Diva I don,
I am no longer a slave to the 'pon
It fills me with glee,
To know that I'm free,
And saving this world we live on.

I go through my day with ease,
There is no string there to tease,
It catches it all,
Before it does fall,
I now live without boundaries.

So now when I go to the John,
There's nothing for me to check on!
And it is so great,
To know that my fate,
Is not in a Kotex nap'kon.

Diva must have come from the gods,
I think they have the best odds,
To have made something great,
That seems so innate,
And all who know share applause!
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Now let me sit down and compose a limmerick for my favorite sanitary product! That got me so tickled! Who in their right mind would write a poem for something like this! Oh my sides....

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bethntim
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I was just browsing the diva cup website that marr-ya provided and I noticed a poem written especially for the Diva Cup, I feel I MUST share it with you:
Diva, this is for you:

Because of this Diva I don,
I am no longer a slave to the 'pon
It fills me with glee,
To know that I'm free,
And saving this world we live on.

I go through my day with ease,
There is no string there to tease,
It catches it all,
Before it does fall,
I now live without boundaries.

So now when I go to the John,
There's nothing for me to check on!
And it is so great,
To know that my fate,
Is not in a Kotex nap'kon.

Diva must have come from the gods,
I think they have the best odds,
To have made something great,
That seems so innate,
And all who know share applause!
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Now let me sit down and compose a limmerick for my favorite sanitary product! That got me so tickled! Who in their right mind would write a poem for something like this! Oh my sides....

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bethntim
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I was just browsing the diva cup website that marr-ya provided and I noticed a poem written especially for the Diva Cup, I feel I MUST share it with you:
Diva, this is for you:

Because of this Diva I don,
I am no longer a slave to the 'pon
It fills me with glee,
To know that I'm free,
And saving this world we live on.

I go through my day with ease,
There is no string there to tease,
It catches it all,
Before it does fall,
I now live without boundaries.

So now when I go to the John,
There's nothing for me to check on!
And it is so great,
To know that my fate,
Is not in a Kotex nap'kon.

Diva must have come from the gods,
I think they have the best odds,
To have made something great,
That seems so innate,
And all who know share applause!
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Now let me sit down and compose a limmerick for my favorite sanitary product! That got me so tickled! Who in their right mind would write a poem for something like this! Oh my sides....

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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quote:
Originally posted by Jera:
quote:
Originally posted by marr--ya want some?:
Just chiming in to add my reccommendation for a menstural cup - I was "converted" middle of last year, and honestly - it's the best thing.

Sedorna you'd be surprised how many lady-snopesters use some form of cup
mooncup
divacup

I use the divacup, and I would never, ever go back to pads or tampons!!!!

I love it

I just started using mine, and I am very impressed with it. The ease of use, as well as how well it works is amazing.

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bethntim, that is hilarious! I can't begin to imagine what was going through the woman's head as she wrote it.

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bethntim
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Not only to compose it but to actually submit it to the company! Almost made me wet myself.

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bethntim
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WAFFLES.

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I'm one of those who feels icky if I don't get a shower every day, during that time of the month, sometimes I feel the need for a second shower. My mom actually introduced me to tampons when I was 13 as she didn't believe that old wives tale that tampons couldn't be used by virgins. I've just heard about those cups from this board, and I may try them the next time I have that monthly visit from Aunt Flo.
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quote:
Originally posted by AliBaba:
Jesus. After reading this thread, all I can say is, my mother is looking less and less crazy to me all the time. [Razz]

Ali "Go With the Flow" Baba

You and me both sister!

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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
I just started using mine, and I am very impressed with it. The ease of use, as well as how well it works is amazing.

[evil chuckle] another convert ha ha! We'll overthrow the evil feminine products consortiums yet [Big Grin]

Glad you're liking it!

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My mom thought it was really funny to tell my dad that the reason I had slapped a classmate soon before starting at age 12 was due to PMS. I was not happy.

While my family has always been ok with tampons (other than a couple of women who just find them uncomfortable), I have had friends who were not allowed to use tampons because they would "lose their virginity." And yes, it is quite possible to use them while still a virgin. It may have been uncomfortable at first, but I did it.

What I want to know is why they're occasionally uncomfortable to use.

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quote:
Originally posted by marrya for batter or verse:
quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
I just started using mine, and I am very impressed with it. The ease of use, as well as how well it works is amazing.

[evil chuckle] another convert ha ha! We'll overthrow the evil feminine products consortiums yet [Big Grin]

Glad you're liking it!

Yep, you guys converted me too. Unfortunately, I got it (in the mail) after my latest period was already winding down, so next month will be my first chance to truly appreciate it. Sad to say, I'm actually looking forward to it. [Razz]

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frogpond
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I'm making a slight hijack here, but close enough to the subject to get away with, I hope.

How many of you found using tampons at first (or therafter) actually did hurt? [Eek!]

By the way, my Mom never shaved above the knee either, not because she thought it improper, but just saw no reason to. She did always remind me not to forget to shave the top of my big toes, however!

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I went to highschool with a girl whose mother wouldn't buy her pads or tampons, her mother acually bought her sea foam spounges to use. [Eek!] She was suppose to use them, rinse them, and use them again. The girls in school felt bad for her so we'd keep extra supplies in our lockers for her to borrow.

I have to add, I have three older sisters so I knew what a period was and all. But when I got my first one(age 12) I didn't realize it until I walked out of my bedroom and my dad told me to go find my mother(I had blood running down my nightgown). Her reaction was to hand me one of those GIANT super absorbent OB tampons. The ones that don't come with an applicator and look like the size of a parsnip on Miracle Grow. I stood there looking at it thinking to myself 'you want me to put this, There?'. Thankfully my sister had some pads I used. When I got home from school my dad was home(mom was still out). He asked me how things went that day, and I told him what mom had gave me and he calmly put the paper down, said he'd be back in a few minutes and left. 20 minutes later he came back with a sack that had tampons, liners, pads, and 'body spray'. He told me to read everything first then ask him any question I might have had. I guess by the time he got to daughter #4 periods didn't bother him any. Up until the day he died he was the one I talked to when I needed someone.

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quote:
Originally posted by shebeeinks:
I went to highschool with a girl whose mother wouldn't buy her pads or tampons, her mother acually bought her sea foam spounges to use. [Eek!] She was suppose to use them, rinse them, and use them again.

I use my diva cup and flannel pads. I love washing instead of throwing away. If I ever have a daughter I hope that she can see the benefit of that. But I won't force her to be different than her friends, I'll just make sad faces and talk about tampons floating at the beach. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
How many of you found using tampons at first (or therafter) actually did hurt? [Eek!]

I have never been able to use them comfortably, around drying, other discomfort, and leakage (I just can't get the things to not leak). I'm 36, never been pregnant.

I'm nervous about trying those cup dealies, because of trouble I've had with extraction of tampons or contraceptive sponges, so I stick with pads (and I spend a couple days each time soaking overnight pads within 2-3 hours).

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quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
How many of you found using tampons at first (or therafter) actually did hurt? [Eek!]

I started out with the plastic applicator ones and had no trouble at all. When I tried the cardboard applicator ones, I realized why my mom never bought them. Sure, they have flushable applicators, but they are evil tools of Satan and must be destroyed. I have since discovered OB applicator-free, and for the most part I'm very happy with them. No leaks, which sometimes happened with Kotex. On light days, they can overdry, but not too bad. The "ultra" tampons were kinda painful to insert and remove back when I was an innocent maid. Since I started birth control, I haven't needed anything that heavy-duty anyway.

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Okay, glad to know it's not just me. I've always wondered if I'm, er, tighter, in a certain area than normal.

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Did anyone else have to use an anatomy book and a mirror to find where to put the first tampon in? It actually took several months of trying before I could master it. But so much better than pads! I equate tampons vs pads to contacts vs glasses.
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Did anyone else have to use an anatomy book and a mirror to find where to put the first tampon in? It actually took several months of trying before I could master it. But so much better than pads! I equate tampons vs pads to contacts vs glasses.
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quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
Okay, glad to know it's not just me. I've always wondered if I'm, er, tighter, in a certain area than normal.

TMI ALERT!

THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING!

I've wondered that too. Sometimes I can't get one in comfortably and end up using a pad.

I had something even worse happen not long ago-I went in for my annual exam, and the speculum FELL OUT. I find those exams quite painful.

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Seanette I have to say that removal can sometimes be a bit of a trick with the cup - I have finally perfected a method, but the first time...I thought I'd have to go get outside help :blush: for a while or two

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quote:
Originally posted by frogpond:
I'm making a slight hijack here, but close enough to the subject to get away with, I hope.

How many of you found using tampons at first (or therafter) actually did hurt? [Eek!]

*nods* Yes, definitely. I find that tampons are almost excruciatingly painful for me. At first I thought that maybe it was just because I'm a virgin, but I asked my mom about it once and she said tampons hurt her too, even after having two kids. *shrug* I dunno. It's good to know I'm not the only one, though!

And back to the original topic, I definitely shower during my period - I'm one of the ones who feels really gross if I don't.

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I've never had any problem or uncomfortableness (is that a word?) using tampons. I started wearing them at 12 or 13. I find my period is shorter by a day or two if I use tampons than if I only use pads.

On a slightly different note, why are dogs so attracted to used menstrual products?! This afternoon I had to play tug-of-war with my dog over a used pad. I was sitting on the toilet exchanging it for a new one and he started licking and sucking on the used one before I could get it in the garbage. Yuck.

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Because they have blood on them and dogs like to eat dead things?

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Okay, [OFF TOPIC]but about the cups... the diagram on the divacup site shows that it's not very far inside... isn't that really uncomfortable? I use Instead and love them but they're one off use. Anyone used both and could offer a comparison? [/OFF TOPIC]

I have never ever heard of the "don't bathe" rule and, come to think of it, the only myth I heard touted as fact was one girl who told me that she had sex during her period and it made all the blood come out at once and her period stop. I believed it then, sounded plausible, but know now from practice that it's not the case.

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Think I should put some TMI space in here for the more squeamish? I'd hate to traumatize anyone hanging around in active topics. I'd feel bad if I did. [Frown]

Plastic applicator tampons are an evil tool of Satan. No applicator, and I end up with squicky fingers that it seems to take five minutes to clean up properly... so I stick with cardboard applicators. Tampons are definitely YMMV.

As for showering... I always try to aim the showerhead down there while bathing during my (NFBSKing weeklong PITA) period, since for at least three days I'll end up with a lovely red-streams-running-down-the-drain effect. It saves me a tampon or two every month to do that, and I've never noticed any ill-effects other than the chance of a residual pink puddle in the shower.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Lil' Molly:
[QB] Okay, [OFF TOPIC]but about the cups... the diagram on the divacup site shows that it's not very far inside... isn't that really uncomfortable?

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Nope, even though it sits lower than a tampon, you can't feel it.

jera

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quote:
Originally posted by Dear Babby:
Did anyone else have to use an anatomy book and a mirror to find where to put the first tampon in? It actually took several months of trying before I could master it. But so much better than pads! I equate tampons vs pads to contacts vs glasses.

I had to use and hand mirror and study the diagram on the instructions sheet in the box. It took me a while to master comfortable use of tampons as well.

Now that I have my Mirena all I need is a panty liner 2 days a month tops. The "flow" is too light for even the smallest tampons. So I guess in your eye wear analogy I have laser surgery. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Lil' Molly:
Okay, [OFF TOPIC]but about the cups... the diagram on the divacup site shows that it's not very far inside... isn't that really uncomfortable? I use Instead and love them but they're one off use. Anyone used both and could offer a comparison? [/OFF TOPIC]

One of the good things about the Diva-type cup IS that it sits lower - there have been some links made to retrograge endometriosis from higer up cups which can cause the cervix to sit in a puddle.
No cites, but a cervical health nurse was very emphatic about it to me.

You cannot feel the cup when it's in, especially if you cut off most of the tail [mine went bit by bit as I got better at removing the cup]
It sits low enough that you could feel it if you're fooling around sexually, but it doesn't intrude, like a tampon string might, for instance.

IIRC, there's a guarantee that if you don't like it after you've tried it, you can have a full refund.

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Possible TMI:

Is it possible to injure yourself and become infertile using tampons or masturbating?

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quote:
Originally posted by moonfall86:
Possible TMI:

Is it possible to injure yourself and become infertile using tampons or masturbating?

Tampons: I really don't think it's possible, unless you get TSS and this makes you infertile, but the chances are very slim.

masturbating: It's possible.... if you like to masturbate with scissors, knives, coat hangers, dynamite....

If you are using something like a dildo or your fingers, it thing it would take an extreme amount of intentional effort to injure yourself to the point where you become infertile.

jera

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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Moon Shadows:
I can tell you what my mother thinks about tampons..
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2)girls who've not had sex before are not "big enough" to put a tampon in

I found this true for myself... TMI, but the first time I used one at about 12YO, it took at least 45 minutes of hell and tears (as in crying, not as in "rip", thankfully , to clear things up) to get it in. Then, I don't think it was in far enough, and so it hurt the whole time. After losing my virginity, though, it comfortably slid in. Yes, TMI, TMI...

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I got my first period when I was visiting relatives in another province. I hid it for a day until I was able to find some time alone with my mom. My mom tried to get me to use tampons so that I wouldn't have to miss 1 week of 2-week blocks of swimming lessons. It didn't work. I fainted each time I tried. I don't like to take showers for the first few days of my period because I don't like to get blood on my towel.

My first official introduction to sex ed was in grade 5 (1995), thought I had an idea before that from a book my parents gave me when I was very young - 'The Wonderful Way Babies are Made'. We called the lesson 'Preparing for Adolescence' based on some book by Dr. James Dobson. The only part I remember is the teacher asking if anyone knew what a tampon looked like and could draw it on the board.

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Twelve and a half when I got mine. Fortunately Mom (no longer herself troubled by this problem at that point) had bought a box of minipads -- the old thick kind with an adhesive strip about a quarter inch wide.

I prefer tampons, but am afraid to use them ever since

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one got stuck. Never believe anyone who tells you that can't happen. I put in tampon 2, forgetting I hadn't yet taken out tampon 1, then couldn't find #1 and had to go to the emergency room.

ETA: About the "bathing" issue, the Museum of Menstruation has the 1938 edition of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, in which Our Heroine is told by her mother, "Some girls who do not understand, or who have not been correctly informed, may tell you dreadful things about menstruation ... Not long ago one of these harmful superstitions advised against bathing during menstruation, but doctors assure us there is no harm in bathing. Indeed, cleanliness is more needed at this time than at any other. Always take a warm soap bath, but never a cold, and never a hot bath. And -- by all means -- every time you change the Kotex pad, you must wash that part of your body very thoroughly."

(I thought that's what hand-held shower heads were invented for.)

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