Things got a lot simpler once I’ve stopped using disposable menstrual products. I’m way more comfortable, and secure from leakage. Bonus points that I’m generating less waste than I did before.
I’ve had 5 amazing and liberating period cycles so far, all thanks to my menstrual cup! And I cannot keep the joy inside me any longer. I wish I knew about menstrual cups the moment they were available here in the Philippines. Farewell, disposable pads and tampons. It wasn’t really nice knowing you.
If you somehow landed here, I have to warn you that this might be TMI since it’s about my first menstruation (menarche).
Back in the 90’s here in the Philippines… I was 10 years old and experiencing an unusual cramping in my lower abdomen. I dismissed it as a stomachache, but when I went to the bathroom, my underwear had a brownish stain in the front. Confused, I panicked for awhile, and ignored it. And then it finally hit me.