Explore My World

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time of the Month

My goodness, what a long break from blogging! The holidays were busy and fun. I am enjoying the peace now though. I met with my group for our 3rd Moon meeting and discussed "Other Beings" like faeries, elementals, ghosts, etc. It was a lot of information to take in at one time and I am still a little dizzy. Sometimes I feel a little unprepared for our sessions once they begin. It is tough being the only newbie in the game!

While I was there I got my period and was unprepared. I excused myself and made do with some toilet paper until we were done with our meeting. I then asked the hostess if she had anything for me. She said something like, "I usually use my Diva Cup but yesterday I felt the need to buy some pads just in case." This phrase caught my attention. Not only was it neat that she bought some just at the right time, but another thing caught my attention. What the heck was a Diva Cup?

Once I was at home I researched this thing, this Diva Cup. It is a menstrual cup. Has anyone else had experience with these? I researched all of the different brands all day yesterday and concluded with one brand, Lunette. I enjoy this brand name because it means "little moon" in French, but also because it was rated so highly on another site. I have written the company to see if they would mind sending me one to review and do a giveaway. What are your thoughts on this?

So I am crampy and tired this week. I am glad that I have off from work! I have been able to get some things done and hit some sales. I bought the Llewelyn 2010 Witches' Calendar at Barnes and Noble today for $6.99, which is half price. We had a gift card so this worked out for me.

I hope you all had blessed holidays and safe travel!


Sparkless said...

I've used a Keeper which is a rubber cup the same as the Diva cup which is made of silicone. I have one of each but the Diva cup tends to slip down when it gets full while the Keeper stays put better for me. I've used my Keeper for over 10 years and have saved a ton of money. They do take a couple of cycles to get used to though. Placement is key as they will leak if they aren't placed properly. Once you get used to it you'll never go back, it just takes some time to get used to.

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

I have never used a diva cup, but did research into natural alternatives to the traditional pad and tampon.
Here is a link to the post: http://sandersmemoirs.blogspot.com/2009/03/going-green-period.html

Rue said...

Just a thought for cramps - if you have or can get your hands on a moonstone (milky looking crystal) they really help! It may sound a bit strange, but I carry my moonstone in my pants pocket all through my cycle each month, and find that my cramps (which used to knock me off my feet for two days) are minimal. The power of crystals - giggle!

Bridgett said...

I've never tried these, but would definitely be interested in a review and giveaway. At the very least, it's much more environmentally friendly.

Feel better!