Add this article to the list of posts I never thought I would write about! But here we are. First of all, this is not sponsored, nor I got this product for free. Actually, a bunch of women recommended this brand on Instagram when we first started the conversation about periods and menstrual cups back in the Summer. So here’s my honest Organicup review after using it for four months. Plus, a little bit of my very confusing/fascinating journey with menstrual cups.
Ready to hear the truth about menstrual cups? My honest Organicup review!
Table of contents
- A little background story
- First impressions – Organicup review
- Month 1 – Organicup Review – What did I do?
- Month 2 – Ok I’m getting the hang of this
- Month 3 – Organicup Review – MMMMM where the heck is my cervix?
- Month 4 – Still not 100% there. But I keep trying – I’m no quitter!
- The Pro’s – Menstrual Cups – Organicup Review
- The Con’s – Menstrual Cups – Organicup Review
- Random (TMI) things you should know about menstrual cups
- Final thoughts – Organicup Review – Am I going to keep using the menstrual cup?
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A little background story
When I got my first period I always used pads. My mom didn’t allow me to use tampons LOL, but we are not going into to much detail there.
Then in my early 20’s, I discovered the beauty of tampons. I loved them so much and thought they were the best invention ever. I was as content as I could with my period situation. That was until a few years ago when I started thinking more about waste and sustainability.
Then this past Summer, I went to Europe. I got my period while I was there and I didn’t have enough tampons. I ended up buying them at a very small Croatian convenience store and all they had were the OB ones with no applicator. I’ve never seen them before, so naturally I went on Instagram to get more information… from you guys.
I was bombarded by messages. Some very nice and helpful, others well, not very nice. But that’s not the point. Everyone said that for tampons without applicator, your finger acts as the applicator. It was kind of weird at first, but I quickly got used to it and made the switch to this more sustainable option right away.
There was another group of women, completely unrelated, that started planting the seed in my head about these menstrual cups.
My first reaction was to say ‘no, thanks. that’s gross’. But after chatting with over 100 women, asking around which brands to get, a high number of them recommended ‘Organicup’. I checked their website back in July and they had a 2×1 promotion so I jumped in.
After trying it for 4 months, I decided to write this Organicup review in case it may answer any questions you may have or if there’s anyone out there thinking about giving menstrual cups a try.
Without further ado, here’s my Organicup review.
First impressions – Organicup review
When my package arrived I was so excited! Then I opened the box and saw that this thing seemed GIANT and a lot harder than I ever pictured. I was so sure I was going to hate it.
But curiosity won the battle here and naturally, exactly 30 mins after I opened the package, I gave the menstrual cup its first try (even though I didn’t even have my period) LOL. I thought it was WAY more comfortable than tampons right away.
For the first time ever, I was very excited for my period! However, it wasn’t exactly smooth.
Month 1 – Organicup Review – What did I do?
Lets just start by saying that it wasn’t as easy as the first time was.
I obviously started watching videos for tips, and honestly after looking through the photos of Organicup’s Instagram my first thoughts were…
“OH MY G! There is no way in the world my bathroom is not going to look like a crime scene after I take this thing out. It’s going to be a GIANT mess”
Did it leak? Yes. Not much, but it did. I read that it’s not supposed to leak and if it does it’s because it’s not properly inserted. During the first month, I couldn’t find the right place for it, so it leaked most of the time.
I was still using the small pads, but of course, less waste is less waste. I was done with tampons. For good!
Month 2 – Ok I’m getting the hang of this
- There is not that much blood. Definitely not as much as I thought it would be.
- I tried to find that ‘sweet spot’ and tried a few different things… I almost couldn’t take it out a couple of times. It was scary LOL
- You definitely need both hands for insertion and extraction.
- I still couldn’t find the sweet spot. It still leaked.
Let’s see how next month goes.
Month 3 – Organicup Review – MMMMM where the heck is my cervix?
I still haven’t found the sweet spot. I have tried everything! Watched a million videos, read blog posts, tried to insert it in many different ways and it still leaks!
I have to confess that even though I do like it, I still wear tampons sometimes and of course, I haven’t stopped wearing the small pads because it still leaks most of the times, so I obviously don’t trust it completely.
I was able to insert it properly one time in the morning, and after seeing that it didn’t leak by noon, I left it until bed time. It was a great feeling not to worry about it for like 12 hours.
I only had that glorious feeling once though :( It still leaked.
Month 4 – Still not 100% there. But I keep trying – I’m no quitter!
- I still don’t trust it completely. I’m traveling the world with my husband and I was on my heaviest day during an overnight bus and I decided to use a tampon instead of the menstrual cup.
- I was able to find the ‘sweet spot’ a couple of days and it’s the best feeling honestly. The thing is, I don’t know what it is that I’m doing right so I can do it again. But I’ll keep trying.
- I used the menstrual cup 70% of the time. On days I knew I would be out a lot and with limited bathroom access, I still used tampons.
- It’s been tricky because we have been in Turkey for the past 60 days and tampons are not that easy to find here!
I will keep trying!
The Pro’s – Menstrual Cups – Organicup Review
- Less waste. This part honestly feels great! I feel like I’m doing something good for the world.
- They last up to 12 hours. As I mentioned earlier, one time, I wore it in the morning and didn’t have to think about it again until bedtime. It was glorious!
- It’s a lot cheaper than buying tampons/pads every month. Mine cost $28 (I think) and they had a 2×1 sale, so now I have 2. One is supposed to last 2-3 years depending on usage.
- You can’t feel it! It’s so so sooooo comfortable!!
- Please read more about what this company is doing for women all around the globe. It’s an incredible brand to support and spread the word about if you decide to jump in the menstrual cup journey.
- Your blood does not smell. Like did you know that? What smells are the pads. I have found the Organicup to be way cleaner than tampons or pads.
The Con’s – Menstrual Cups – Organicup Review
- I don’t think insertion would be comfortable in a public restroom. Honestly I don’t see myself using it if I know I will have to change somewhere that’s not my bathroom (aka whichever airbnb/hotel bathroom I’m staying at). Why? Because I feel like I need to take everything off and squat to put it in. Also, I need water and soap to wash the cup every time as well as wash my hands. They sell a towel to clean it in public bathrooms, and I bought it but didn’t find it useful. HOWEVER, if you do insert it correctly you don’t have to worry about it for 12 hours!!
- Honestly, there aren’t many cons except that it’s been hard for me to find the right way to use it without it leaking.
Random (TMI) things you should know about menstrual cups
- It will take some time to get used to it. Please still give it a try.
- There will be the occasional bathroom lounge/squat session that you feel like you need to do in order for this thing to find its perfect spot there.
- It moves during the day and night. What I mean by this is that, for the love of God, please don’t put it in too deep because then you will have a problem taking it out.
- If it goes too deep in there, you will need both hands to take it out. One to pull it out and the other one to pinch the bottom and release the suction, so you can actually pull it out (I’m aware this sounds more dramatic than it actually is)
- It feels a little bit weird at first, but somehow after a few minutes and after you move a little bit, it finds it’s way and you forget you have anything in there.
- I can’t state this enough; it moves up after insertion. Do not insert it too deep.
- Do not cut the stem. At least I would never do it since I feel like I need it in order to take it out.
- There are a lot more questions answered on Organicup’s (All Matters) website. Please check it out.
Final thoughts – Organicup Review – Am I going to keep using the menstrual cup?
I don’t know if this post was useful LOL. I hope you appreciate my honesty and struggles and maybe even related with some of these things.
Even though it hasn’t been a smooth journey, I will keep trying to make this work. I honestly believe they are the best option for our environment and I find them a lot cleaner and more comfortable than other alternatives.
If you have any questions or advice, please don’t hesitate to leave it in the comments below! I’m always happy to help and open to suggestions :) Especially with this stuff!