Sorry fellows that this has been a very girly week of topics…but, that’s just where my mind is, and the requests I’ve been getting!!
There is a product that I have been using for years, I love them (cue the cute dogs, girls sharing giggles over a cup of coffee, etc) which is a feminine hygiene product called Instead. It is a product created by a nurse, and can be left in for 12 hours at a time, and it is an amazing product!! It is shaped like a diaphragm, except the plastic is really thin. It is a soft collection cup that cannot be felt while it is inside you; you squeeze it and then insert while in a sitting position and it pops right into place outside of your cervix. To remove, just stick one finger up, grab the edge and pull down. It is amazing because you can “set it and forget it”, I have never had issues with leaking or the product falling out, becoming uncomfortable, etc. And, what really sold me? You can still go and get your bikini wax and no one is any the wiser that you have your period! Also, it can be in place so that you can have relations, and it’s your little secret 🙂
Now, there are other products on the market that are similar, but this is the one that I find most comfortable and easy to use. It should be noted that it is not the most eco-friendly as they are disposable after each use; diaphragms can be used, cleaned, and reused; I will be honest with you, that kind of creeps me out. I am sure that some of you reading this think this whole concept is creepy, you do need to be comfortable with your own body, but I think that the true security of knowing that I won’t have any embarrassing high school moments at the beach or in white this summer is totally worth it.
You should give these a try and let me know what you think…check out the web site www.softcup.com. The one problem that I must make you aware of, is that outside of a random Walgreens in San Francisco, I cannot find them in traditional stores, so I by them either at Amazon.com or www.drugstore.com but I but 6 months at a time, so it doesn’t really impede my life at all! If anyone knows other places to find them, please let me know!!
I hope you guys try them and like them!
Yours in Good Health