A month or so ago, I decided to take the plunge and order a menstrual cup. I’ve never used one but I kept hearing how it would be a literal game changer.
A few days ago, I started my period and tried my new cup. It was uncomfortable to insert, and it wouldn’t open over it was in. I ordered a smaller size and today it arrived.
It was immediately easier to insert, and I could actually place it properly to where I couldn’t feel it. It was also able to fully open once inside of me.
And! The best part! No leaks, no ruining clothing or sheets or furniture. Just smooth sailing all day. Emptying it was a bit of a challenge as once the cup is placed right, I can’t reach it, so I need to bear down and “birth” it so I can reach the stem. But it pulls out easily enough, and was simple to dunno into the toilet. It did look pretty gruesome though! Lol
Then a quick wash under the tap and back in.
I’m already convinced this is the best thing I should have tried years ago.
I’ve collected a few tweets that highlight things I find myself thinking about – mainly what the hell is wrong with us as a people that these are the things we have to be worried about?
I just asked “Wait, which one?” about a school shooting, so that’s where we are as a species.
— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) May 22, 2018
Stop thanking men for not being creepy jerks. This is expected & required behaviour, not something to be lauded as exceptional.
— Kung Fu Kanga (@_little_old_me) May 21, 2018
It is sickening that more kids have lost their lives in schools this year than servicemembers who willingly risk theirs in combat zones https://t.co/qetCduPqwE
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) May 22, 2018
Raise your hand if you were bullied as a kid (hell, as a teenager, as an adult) and never massacred a group of people because of it.
— Krista (@krittabug) May 22, 2018
I don't know what an incel is. I don't know what the concept of "redistribution of sex" is all about. I don't know where the whole idea of "let's kill people because women won't fuck us" came from all of a sudden. I just know I'm super disgusted.
— Baconator Supreme Matt (@aceofknaves88) May 22, 2018
In the past I have behaved in ways when rejected by women that will always and forever make me deeply ashamed when I think of them, but I have never assaulted or killed anyone.
— Baconator Supreme Matt (@aceofknaves88) May 21, 2018
Stop saying that the Sante Fe victim "rejected" the shooter's "advances" – he wasn't "making advances". He was harassing her. She told him to stop and he killed her and a bunch of others. Stop making it sound like he awkwardly passed her a note asking if she liked anyone.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) May 22, 2018
I saw a clip from this video on Twitter, and looked at the comments. I know, never look at the comments, right? Anyway, the first comment I see is a woman raving about how wonderful it is that she’s putting out a product that can be used by all women. Women of every race, shade, color, tone. That even if its just make-up, its bringing women together.
That’s a great comment and one I agree with.
Then I kept reading. I’d say about 30% of the comments were positive- from bringing women together to look how far she’s come! Okay, that’s all good. But the rest of the comments. Were. All. About. Her Tits.
OMG Why isn’t she wearing a bra?
NGL, all I could see was her tits….
So indecent. If its about the make-up why are her tits out?
Of course I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the gist of it. People getting upset on the internet over a successful, confident woman who chooses not to wear a bra. Have they seen her at any other time? She goes braless a lot. Hell, I go braless a lot and my breasts are nowhere near as beautiful and perky as hers. My mom goes braless whenever she doesn’t have to work.
And guess what?
It doesn’t matter!
No one is going to die because there’s some free-balling breasts out there. Nothing terrible is going to happen, besides some bad attitudes from people who believe women should be ashamed of their bodies. People who believe women should always fulfill some silly social construct of appropriate and pretty.
Wear a bra. Don’t wear a bra. I don’t care. Its your body and your choice and fuck the people that think they should be able to dictate what you wear. And Rihanna? Rock on with your bad self. The rest of you ladies? Stop tearing each other down over the state of your tits. Please.