I would really like for my menstrual cup to be good at catching blood.
It was sold to me as “12 hours, no leaks!” but my experience so far has been a non-stop stain-a-thon. Every once in a while I emerge from the bathroom “This time it’s going to be different. This time I finally figured it out!” but it never seems to stick.
People keep asking me why I’m still trying to make it work after 5 years of constant failure.
Answer number one is simple and true “I really would like my period to be a carbon neutral event. I don’t like constantly buying and throwing away tampons. I need a better solution.”
But the deeper answer is something I didn’t expect.
This month in trying to get the damn thing to work I discovered that my cervix is more conical than the donut shape I always imagined it as.
And you know how in books they say your cervix will “feel like the tip of your nose” [x]
It totally does! It feels exactly like the tip of your nose!
How cool is that?!
So, my menstrual cup might suck at being a menstrual cup, but it’s pretty great at making me think about bodies in a new way. And so for that I’ll be grateful. And that’s even better.