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This is a life changer! (TMI warning)
on April 11, 2014
I bought these cups because I have a real problem with tampons. Wearing a super plus tampon I soak completely through in just under 2 hours on my heavy days and have to wear a pad as back up. Which means even in the middle of the night I have to get up at least every 3 hours to do a complete change. With the yuuki cups I'm now able to go 4+ hours without changing. On my heavy days I have to empty it every 4-5 hours on my normal days though I can go 7-8 hours no problem without emptying.
Not to mention tampons HURT! Tampons have always caused me discomfort and sometimes straight up pain but I couldn't stand the feeling of wearing pads so I used them anyways. The yuuki cup doesn't cause me any pain or discomfort at all. And where I typcially get a yeast infection after just about every period, I haven't had a yeast infection so much as threaten to start since using the yuuki.
They take a little bit of time to get used to but the yuuki brand pops open and expands without any struggle especially compared to the rainbow cup that I previously tried. I simply fold it in half insert it let it pop open and then push it the remainder of the way in. I have a high cervix so the length of this cup was perfect sitting to where just the very tip of the stem was outside so it was very easy to reach and remove. This cup does create a good deal of suction which is one of the things that contributes to it not leaking but when removing you may have to pinch the base to make it release the suction and tilt it as you remove it.
Cleaning these cups is also very easy. I found while on my period I usually just rinse it with water before reinserting. If in a public restroom just take a small bottle of water with you in your purse. Or bring an alcohol wipe, they work rather well. Also because you do get two of these cups you can easily change out if you want to do a more full clean on the one you are using. I soak mine in peroxide in the infuser cup to ensure it is sanitized after I'm done using it.
This product has seriously changed the way I live while on my period. I would never even consider going back to tampons.