Although @NickiPower I have a friend who has just tried it out. She said it made her cramping and nausea worse and refuses to try it again. I think she angled it wrong, but I guess it’s not for everyone any way.
I just bought my second cup the other week, got a larger one so I don’t have empty it as often on the first couple of days. I also bought one for my best mate who kept saying she wanted to try it. Spreading the cup love! I’ve never had any horror incidents while using the cup, although I did have a coughing fit the other day and felt it slip down, mini-panic! My kegel muscles are just too strong I guess 😀
@NickiPower it does take a little bit of getting used to, but no more with tampons. There are a few stockists around town, but yes, very annoying that they’re not as readily available as tampons and pads! More people might know about it if they actually saw it on the shelves.
@zah there seems to be some chatter on the internet that menstrual cups and tampons can increase the chance of an IUD coming out. However, the research says otherwise. There have been a few studies done that show no link between these products and early IUD expulsion. That said, it’s important to use menstrual cups as directed by the manufacturer and always follow your doctor’s advice.