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    • Mrs.W
    • By Mrs.W 4th Feb 15, 12:37 AM
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    Menstrual Money Saving
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    • 4th Feb 15, 12:37 AM
    Menstrual Money Saving 4th Feb 15 at 12:37 AM
    Update September 2017

    Mrs.W started this thread a couple of years ago but the topic's always relevant.

    Join in! Do you use a mooncup or similar? Would you recommend it?

    If you're interested in more ways to save money with re-usable products read our Recycle Week Hub.

    Back to the original post...

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    I was not at all sure where to post this, but a board where men least click is probably the best place.

    Four months ago I discovered menstrual cups. They are rounded cone-shaped cups made of silicone rubber. They sit in the vagina and capture menstrual elimination.

    (edit: ) They are a rather new alternative to tampons and/or panty liners.

    They are touted to give up to twelve hours protection. I never use them for more than five hours before washing under cold water, cleansing with a surgical spirit wipe, and giving another rinse under the tap. (The surgical spirit wipe is not advised as necessary between insertions.)

    They are easy to store - in a small cloth bag - between bleeds. And because I am a hygiene freak, I clean my MC's in boiling water before using again.

    Silicone is naturally resistant to bacteria, so I feel safe in using this form of menstrual protection, especially with my own precautions.

    I have read many of the papers published for and against MC's, and it seems, to me, that they are a safe and money saving form of protection during menstruation.

    Four months in, and, even given the price of the MC, I am already saving money against using tampons and panty liners.

    Just wanted to share this money saving idea. I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea (I swear that is not a pun!) but thought it worth mentioning.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 19-09-2017 at 11:51 AM.
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    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 12th Oct 17, 9:32 PM
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    I don't think I could bear using them when I have work or need to be out and about in public
    Originally posted by mickeymouse303
    I work 8 hours a day in a customer facing role, I have never had a problem using reusable pads, I have never had one leak if I get stuck with a customer longer than I would have wished (knowing its that time of the month), I am more comfortable and no longer aware of the tell tale smell you get with disposable pads.
    Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness. There is no more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "i am really clever!"
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