Even Vanessa from Green as a Thistle waited until Day 238 of her 366-day enviro-challenge to make this switch. Although, I guess she had to wait because it took awhile for her period to regularize after going off birth control pills. Anyway, click on her link to learn more about the Diva Cup (or if your eyes glaze over at this discussion, watch Beyonce's video for "Diva" below):
Anyway, so I will keep this brief because, in my estimation, menstruation is the most embarrassing, horrifying subject of conversation in the world. But for some (brief, brief) background, I have never had a regular period, it generally arrives (when it does) absolutely randomly (i.e. not at the same time each month, some months not at all), which may be why I usually spend most months hoping like it won't come (not in a "I want to be pregnant" way, more in a "maybe the rules of female biology have changed in the last month" way).
|It also comes with a little canvas bag and a lapel pin! ... yeah, the name is still cringe-worthy|
Anyway. I will use this instead of tampons. And I will also henceforth use handkerchiefs rather than tissues. The end.