Exactly....I don't understand how a pad or tampon is somehow aesthetically more tolerable for the squeamish? For example, every time you pee you're looking at blood on your pad. With a cup I can't see it until I take it out. I just don't get it.

[–] Tortoisemouse 1 points Edited

You're right. I actually forget I've got my period a lot of the time when I use a cup.

Cups are brilliant. Way more comfortable, way less messy, and also very interesting if you like that kind of thing because you actually get to see your menstrual flow volume, texture, colour.... but if you don't like that kind of thing you don't have to look at it if you don't want to you can just tip it the moment it leaves your body!!

Aside from the practicalities, using a menstrual cup has helped me make peace with my body and the menstruation process.