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I've mentioned before how much I love my menstrual cup. You've probably heard it before, but I'd like to drive home precisely how *freeing* it is to not have to carry your tampons everywhere or worry about where to dispose of your used ones if you're in public (or in your boyfriend's house, where they conveniently don't keep trash cans in the bathrooms). In addition, a menstrual cup holds SO MUCH MORE blood than even the biggest tampons or pads. Most women can go an entire 10-12 hours without "changing" their cup. And don't get me started on how much those inferior products cost each month!
If you don't know how to use a menstrual cup, watch this SFW video:
But if you've made the switch to a menstrual cup, you already know all this. As long as you're wearing the right size, you probably love it. Most menstrual cups say that you should wear the "small" size if you're under 30 and have never given birth (vaginally OR c-section) and the "large" size otherwise. But it's really hard to use that as a measure, since I know many women who shrunk back down after having children and so they need the size small. When I was in high school, I had to wear three super size tampons at once to keep from changing it every hour, so I'm certain I would have needed a large. LENA instructs new buyers to choose your size based on other criteria, such as your flow, first-time user, virginity, etc. You can find their comprehensive sizing guide here.
We recommend that first-time cup users choose LENA Small unless they have a very heavy flow. Our small cup is easy to learn on and is also ideal for users with a normal flow and teenagers.
LENA Large is well suited for users with a heavy flow - its higher collection capacity offers additional wear time and comfort.
One thing I love about the LENA cup specifically is the shape. The bell shape is much more comfortable than the other cups I've tried. Also, the hardest part (for me) about using a menstrual cup is making sure it opens up all the way once inserted. LENA has angled air holes that make this a significantly easier process!
In addition to all of these reasons I prefer the LENA Cup, one is that their cups are made in the USA (California, to be precise) with locally sourced and tested products. Even those who recycle their used tampons in compost, etc will agree that a USA-made product that you can use for the virtually your entire adult life (as long as you take good care of it) is a much better choice for the environment.
"As a company we make choices to ensure that our products are made with minimal waste and impact on the environment. LENA is made in California using locally sourced and tested materials. Our 100% post-consumer waste packaging is produced using bio-gas and is chlorine-free. It is certified by the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) and printed using vegetable inks."