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Sunday, June 26th, 2016
12:10 pm
Trying Menstrual Cups
I posted this on menstrual_cups and then realised that this forum existed and thought I may as well ask you guys to.

I have pain/irritation with both normal and organic tampons which I believe is because my flow is light and wanted some advice about whether or not a menstrual cup would work (since they can be lubricated) before I splurge and spend the money on one.
I am also living on campus and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for cleaning rumps when I only have access to combined/coed bathroom and laundry facilities.

Actually if anyone had advice for good companies/brands for period undies, cloth pads or menstrual cups in Australia, that would be awesome since the only company that seems decent that I've come across is Moon Pads.

Thanks in advance

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
12:07 pm
New Australian made menstrual cup - JuJu
Hi all

I'm proud to announce the first Australian made menstrual cup - JuJu. JuJu is Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved and comes in 2 sizes and you can choose between 3 different coloured satin pouches when you order from our online store www.juju.com.au

Please also like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JuJu/114777795277454 and help spread the word.

Happy browsing
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
10:26 am
Pelvic floor article
This community doesn't seem very active, but here's an interesting article anyway. If I post it here, I know where I left it! ;) It is about how Kegels may not be enough - squats are really important for pelvic floor strength as well! Both articles should be read together - the second is a corrective for the first one, which is a bit radical.



Saturday, February 28th, 2009
6:40 pm
I've created a wiki where you can add different menstrual cup sellers and their websites.

Here's a link to the Oceania section: http://menstrual-cups.wikidot.com/oceania

It's free for everybody to change and the code is very easy to learn. If you know of any Australian/Kiwi cup sellers that aren't listed, feel free to update it yourself or add the link in a comment to this post :)
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
8:35 pm
Hey everyone!

I just found this site http://menstrualcups.wordpress.com which has heaps of information on each of the different menstrual cups available, and also a 'comparisons & ratings' section, which i found really useful! I wish I'd seen it before I bought my mooncup (not that I'm complaining about my mooncup, because I only got it the other day and haven't had a chance to try it yet)!!!

I've also found a bunch of really cute pouches for menstrual cups that you can buy online:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5508907 - a crochet uterus shaped pouch (!!)

- the pattern for the uterus-shaped pouch

- a crochet icecream-shaped pouch

- lots of different patterned bags

Hope this stuff is helpful!

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
9:39 pm
Hi there everyone
Just wanted to say how disappointing it is to be the first of everyone I know to have a keeper. I would think that such a wonder product would be widely advertised and mothers would be introducing them to daughters as standard practice. Although not without it's down's as well as ups, I would never be without one and recommend it to any one who'll listen.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
12:22 am
Why is australia behind?
I have been stalking these cup sites for sometime now, always curious yet never knowing which one to try, to scared etc to take the bite. But i have finally decided that its now or never, only to find out theres a few more cups now available, and yet always buying from overseas unless you go the divacup (available on ebay) or the keeper. So why is australia behind? Why are these cups not available at the chemist or atleast online shipping?

Im eagarly awaiting the delivery of my new pinkcup, and desperatley hoping I chose the right one for me...Out of curiousity, why did you chose the cup you did? What deciding factors over the others available?
Sunday, January 27th, 2008
11:12 pm
I have a question, please forgive me if i am asking in the wrong place but not many answers happen at TMI_questions.
I bought a Diva Cup and used it for most of my last period BUT i had leaks, so i still had to wear a pad to work and in bed, Ive read others posts about how brilliant they are and how they dont leak!
What am i doing wrong, i just kinda pinch it up and then put it in till i can't really feel it.

X posted all over
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
1:04 pm
Is there a moderator for this board?
If there is, Hi! Sorry I couldn't find you! Can I suggest you remove the previous post about Christmas hampers which is totally irrelevant advertising?

If not, is there any other way to get rid of this??
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
10:34 am
Fellow Aussies, what do you do about the time problem?
What I mean is that you post a question on the (mainly US-dominated) boards, then go to bed and when you get back the next morning you find that the whole thread of discussion has developed without you? Does anyone know what is a good time to be online to try to catch up with what is being said?

I mostly post in the daytime when I am at work (faster connection here) but if I was watching a particular thread I could log on at home too. I've tried to work out what times the US sites are active, but it seems to vary a lot depending on what part of the US they are in. Do most people post in the evenings or the daytime?
Friday, August 25th, 2006
6:23 pm
New Lunette user joins community!
Hi everyone! I'm in Melbourne and am just completing my first cycle with the Lunette. I'm asking myself why I didn't do this YEARS ago! This is the best thing since... well, ever! I used to be a dedicated tampon user, but this is much better, lasts longer, is cleaner and greener! I'm actually finding that it is much quicker to get used to than tampons were, although I was a virgin back then, too.

I just wanted to mention for those wondering which kind of cup to get, this was my favourite source site: http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/Cups.html which I am still using to get pictures of the different folds (I like punch down best so far). It also has a list and comparisons of the different types, and after reading them I agreed with her and went for a Lunette too! (Don't get scared off by the Finnish site, there is an English one as well.)

There is also a petition linked on the site about the "stealing" of the brand name "moon cup" by the people who make the "keeper".
Sunday, July 9th, 2006
6:20 pm
New and Enthusiastic
hey guys,
does anyone know where i can get a cup from? Diva or Moon? In melbourne, i would prefer not to order it over the net if i don't have to! thanks
Thursday, July 6th, 2006
7:47 pm
Lunette - my first thoughts.
Well I have to wait about 2 weeks to give it a proper try, but I wanted to try it out before then and share my thoughts...
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Friday, May 26th, 2006
1:36 am
soon to be mooncupper!
hi lovley ladies!

i have been a lurker for a while and have decided to join because i have just placed an order for a mooncup over the net.

and im damn excited, because i just got FED UP with leakage!! you cant even avoid it with tampons!!!

and yay for the ability to change less frequently =)

also i wanted to ask if anyone knows the link for the different folding methods for cups? i remember seeing them performed with a keeper on lj somewhere...if someone could lead me in the right direction i would be delighted!

thankyou all!!

PS: any cup advice for newbies would also be appreciated =D

Current Mood: yay!
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
10:42 pm
Hi I just came across this site, and it reminded me of hearing about moon cups years ago. I would love to try them, I have only used cloth pads for years now and would never go back to *expensive* *yucky* *disposable* pads! Anyway, I live in Sydney and was wondering, are there any Sydney stockists? Or, at the very least, are there any companies that do mail order within Australia? I'm also confused about the different types. Rubber, silicone, disposable? Wha? Help me! thanks
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
8:46 am
Not Impatient, Just Excited :P

I posted this question on menstrual_cups as well.. buy I thougt I could get a better responce here..

I ordered the DivaCup with the pantiliners yesterday from Lunapads. I live in Sydney. Anyone done the same or similar? I know it says from 2 -4 weeks, but I wanted to know how long it took for someone else.. so I have a closer idea of when to expect them.

Glad to see there is an aussie menstrual cup community around!
Friday, June 10th, 2005
8:14 pm
*waves to all*
Hi, I have only just started using alternative menstrual products, got my mooncup on wednesday and wore it yesterday and today. Don't really notice it there at all, am really happy with it :)
Have also gotten some cloth pads so I am now all set for comfier and cheaper periods in the future :)
Saturday, April 16th, 2005
9:41 am
New to cups
Wow, I just found this site.

I live in sydney and I've never heard of this alternitave to pads and tampons.I've been surfing around this morning following up all the links.

This is such a brilliant idea!
I'm an avid bushwalker and camper and find tampons out doors a bit anoying (and expensive).

Which products are availible here in Australia.

Can people sudgest their favorites? I dont particually like the idea of a rubbery smell that people seem to associate with 'the keeper'

I'm rather excited!
Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
11:53 pm
Just a heads up...
Insteads will be available here in Oz in a couple of months :) If you email incakyto@hotmail.com they'll send you a sample pack of 6 cups- just tell them you're interested in trying them before they hit the market. I got mine within 3 days, along with a friendly email and so far they're working great :)

However, I still plan to buy a DivaCup ASAP!
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
7:59 am
I just noticed something...
I've never noticed it before, but now that I'm using a cup and not tampons, I can actually feel and see my discharge while I'm bleeding. I think it's pretty cool, but maybe that's just me :)

I dunno, I just never even thought about it before.

Yay for cups!
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