Monday, May 08, 2006

Sanitary Product Review

1. The Mooncup.


(Do you reckon, if I'd actually had any flange action in, say, the last year, I wouldn't be struggling so much?)



    After careful thought, no, I don't think I shall be availing myself of this interesting new invention.

    By Blogger belladona, at 10:06 PM  

  • Yuck.

    By Blogger Hannah, at 11:27 PM  

  • 1. Knows that this is the 21st century and it's all just a normal fact of life and blokes need to understand and sympathise with special lady things like this.

    2. Hee hee, she said flange.

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 1:31 AM  

  • yeah, but if you have allergies that cause you to sneeze violently and repeatedly

    ...no, i don't think i'll finish that thought.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 2:57 AM  

  • Oh no! Was it a complete disaster and been abandoned for ever?

    By Blogger Sherbert, at 9:00 AM  

  • Oh no - what happened? I found it really easy to... er... insert (you did buy the 'before childbirth' size, didn't you?).

    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 9:46 AM  

  • Update.

    I have just belatedly read the instructions. Yes, I realise that I perhaps should have done that first.

    It was getting the bloody (sorry) thing out which was causing me problems. But that's becasue I was doing it wrong.

    Otherwise, I was quite impressed actually.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 11:01 AM  

  • Oh, I just bought one of those. I tried it out when I got it (minus the blood) and I agree, the getting it out was a very strange and not very pleasant experience. Think suction.
    Maybe I will get the hang of it though.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 12:10 PM  

  • Eeeeeek - you didn't try and just pull it out did you? Ouch, ouch, ouch! You have to squeeze it to break the seal or all your insides might get sucked out and come tumbling out of your... um... chuff.


    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 12:15 PM  

  • The'suction' problem sounds a bit scary. Not as scary as this! www.pmate.co.uk
    Someone, somewhere has actually thought that this would be a good idea!

    By Blogger rockmother, at 12:46 PM  

  • Marketing tagline: "I want people to know it's possible to actually enjoy having a period!"

    Slight hyperbole there, I think.

    By Blogger Annie Rhiannon, at 1:57 PM  

  • *sticks fingers in ears, shouts lalalalala*

    By Blogger LC, at 2:25 PM  

  • I've done the p-mate thing too. (Try anything once.)

    Well, sort of. I was looking confusedly at the cup/funnel thing when another girl pointed out that it was easier to just sort of squat/bend, and do it backwards. Facing out from the urinal thing that is.

    If you see what I mean.

    Slightly weird experience, but it was at Reading Festival and everyone was drunk. It beats queueing.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 5:00 PM  

  • interesting topic you got going here spinny....

    By Blogger Kyahgirl, at 5:48 PM  

  • I tried the Mooncup. I thought I was going to lose my cervix. Back to bleachy, pesticidy, TSS-inducing Tampax.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:51 PM  

  • ....no, ok, I'm just going to ask.
    *deep breath*
    if you happened to sneeze, and I mean a real blaster of a sneeze, here...would it, the moon thingie, would it...possibly...

    Yes I do have a reason for asking,aside from being gross, that is.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 6:54 PM  

  • Putting aside the insertion and getting out thing, I'm sorry, but there's no way I could do the cleaning thing.

    I know it's my own, but...No, just couldn't do it.

    I'm sticking with disposables.

    By Blogger Kellycat, at 7:30 PM  

  • It's all very well, but what do you do in a public loo?

    By Blogger Pashmina, at 10:39 PM  

  • *mouth open* Oh my god... That's... So gross. You'd like... Ew, no... I'll stick with my Huge White Towels Of Justice thanks.
    That's bad. It's the pic of the woman smiling 'cause she's about to stick something up... there. Anyway, don't you have to wash them after? That would be bad enough... *shudder*

    By Blogger No Shit Sherlock, at 6:59 AM  

  • FN - No. Actually, becasue it forms a seal, it's much more secure than tampons.

    P, in a public loo, you just have to give it a wipe apparently.

    It's actually much less gross than tampons, I reckon, if you're disturbed by your own blood. I'm convinced.

    I just have to sort out the removal issue.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 8:26 AM  

  • this makes me think of Thailand and pingpong balls.

    I assume if one can't get a diaphragm out, this isn't going to be much use either

    and what happens if you overflow it?

    Just say no. Really

    By Blogger shoppersaurus rex, at 10:38 AM  

  • Yup, I can only agree. Putting it in and wearing it is no problem at all, and it doesnt suck up all the natural moisture like tampons do, which is nice. But I spent about 15 minutes in the bathroom this morning trying to get the bugger out, starting to get quite panicky. Gets fucking slippery.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 10:41 AM  

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