Who has researched the potential for negative effects from using either of these menstrual products? The menstrual educator side of me is here to shout her very unpopular but practice-based opinion that neither are best. I know some ladies love their cups. They’re trendy. They’re crunchier in some realm of the universe. But are they healthy? Does “better than a tampon” equal “best?”


  1. Sarah Jones

    I havenโ€™t researched negative effects necessarily but I have never been able to handle intentionally putting such things in my vagina. But thatโ€™s just my personal problem. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  2. Lindsay Shaffer

    I haven’t been a user of either, besides using tampons a few times, which I found unpleasant. It’s always made sense to me that our blood is meant to flow out of our bodies, not sit in there. I’ve wondered about the possible negative effects of stopping menstrual blood from flowing out easily.

  3. Linnae

    I haven’t. I probably should ๐Ÿ˜„ I never used tampons, but I’ve tried them a couple times. Not a fan. Tried the cup, too, but I only got it in “right” once or twice, and everytime I tried it, it was either very uncomfortable or downright painful ๐Ÿ™ˆ I wanna do cloth pads after baby comes and I have to worry about these things again, cuz the disposable ones irritate my skin and I’m sure they have other ill effects I don’t even realize. I just haven’t gotten around to finding some cloth yet lol

    1. Joy P

      @Linnae cloth pads are awesome! I’m not sure if we’re allowed to recommend sites or not but party in my pants is a great place to get cloth pads from and if you’re not in a rush to buy them wait until they do a 40% off sale which seems to happen several times a year

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