The question remained, did she like them as much as me? The answer: Heck yeah!!
And so… there were two new menstrual cup lovers added to this world!
Knowing I wanted to share her story to help those that wanted to try a menstrual cup, I asked her, “What three things would you like me to say about your experience?” She told me there was no way she could just list three things. So… because she’s my mom, I agreed to share them all.
This is what she had to say:
“One of the biggest surprises was that while wearing the cup I actually experienced less menstrual cramps – that completely blew my mind!”
“With a menstrual cup, you almost don’t even realize you’re on your period!”
“No leaks = no odor!”
“With tampons, you always gotta run to the restroom to keep checking for leaks, with a cup, I was at peace! That was huuuge! Say goodbye to self-consciousness and hello to self-confidence!”
“The other bonus…not having to go to the store and worry about buying groceries to conceal my feminine care products. I know people shouldn’t worry about this, but there are still a lot of us that do.”
“After so many years of using tampons it was truly exciting to be introduced to the cup and the normal life that it allows you to live all month long.”
“Menstrual cups are great for just about every gal…heavy flow, light flow, irregular periods, active or athletic ladies, and those that need longer period protection.”
“It’s never too late to change! Don’t be scared, it’s worth it!”
With my mom’s whacky perimenopausal periods I could say the introduction to menstrual cups couldn’t have come at a better time. But, according to my mom, they came about 40 years later than she would have preferred. Because after only a little over a year of service, she had to retire her new menstrual cup friend for her newest milestone…MENOPAUSE. (Congratulations, Mom!)
To this day, my mom continues to say, “I just wish I learned about menstrual cups earlier, they could have made life so much easier.
Even though menopause has eliminated the need for her to be concerned with menstrual management, she is happy to be among the many menstrual cup advocates out there spreading the word about their awesomeness. She’ll tell anyone who will listen, “You HAVE to try a cup, it will change your life!”
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