Instead Softcup Review
I don’t usually post reviews on feminine hygiene products… and I’m not planning to post them regularly, but I thought this was worth sharing.
With such wonderful advancements in technology, there’s really no need to rely on dated menstrual products any longer. This product is a nice step between tampons and reusable cups, such as the Diva Cup. I’ll admit that I was nervous and skeptical when I was finally brave enough to give the Softcup a try… but I am certainly glad I did!
- They’re a bit tricky to learn to use. It takes some practice and some getting used to. (I’ll just say this… it can be a bit messy!)
- I have noticed a wee bit of leakage every now and then. So for me, it is essential that I wear a panty liner. (Don’t you love the word “panty”?)
- They can be a bit difficult to find. So far, I’ve seen them at Fred Meyer and Walmart.
- You need only change the cup (or empty it) every 12 hours!
- The cup cannot be felt when worn and there is no nasty string hanging down.
- That very distinct (and icky) period smell is absent! There is no absorption or build up of bacteria.
- As I just mentioned, the lack of absorption or build up of bacteria means that there is no possibility of T.S.S. (Hurray!)
- There is a lot less waste. Only one cup is needed per day, or per cycle, depending on which one you decide to use.
To insert the cup, you just pinch it, and slide it in like a tampon. If you’re a beginner, it can help to use two hands, one to keep the cup pinched, and a second to push. I’m not going to go into any more detail here… you can read the directions that come in the box or look them up elsewhere on the internet if you need additional instruction! :)
While, as I mentioned above, there is quite a learning curve when it comes to using these Softcups, I am convinced that they will change your life for the better, and I highly recommend them.
Do you use these? Or any other options you would recommend?? Please share!