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Miacup take two

In February last year I moaned here on megan’s head about how I’d read all about menstrual cups but had struggled to get one from Miacup. Well, last month the new boss of Miacup sent me an email after reading my post and she offered to send me one to try out. True to her word a most beautifully packaged and boxed and draw-string bagged burgundy silicon cup arrived for me. Obviously I had to wait until it was appropriate to try the thing out, and I have to say it was absolutely painless, simple and totally easy. It also lives up to the claim that it can’t be felt at all once it is properly in. It’s a winner.

I still have reservations about the price; it is still very far from affordable for the average, blinkered South African who would rather spend almost double that on tampons in just a year, than to fork out the once-off R394.95 (not including shipping costs). And there is no doubt that while the packaging is totally sexy (it looks like a sophisticated perfume box actually), it must absorb quite a bit of the cost.

That aside, it seems like a really excellent product and a good option as far as these must use products are concerned. Check it out.

Update: I am extremely happy with this new Miacup after having used it for a whole menstruation.

Period pains

Would you believe I have just read an article online in the Mail & Guardian on menstrual cups? This is actually a great thing, but for those of you with no need or interest, go watch the cricket. Anyway, I read the whole article and found the idea very exciting. It has always bothered me that there are no good alternatives to tampons and pads, which are environment destroyers. There was a brief time when I tried a natural sponge with a horrible name, but it really wasn’t as easy at it said in the instructions. This menstrual cup, made from latex free silicon seems like the bomb (what a nasty turn of phrase). So, I decided I wanted to get one. Even if it was about R300. It’s supposed to last 10 years, so you would start saving money pretty soon, what with the price of tampons these days. So I dutifully read the whole shebang, but there was no mention of where to get it. Then, in the comments, Sam Williams says, "I’m surprised this article doesn’t even mention our local brand, Miacup. (Their website is www.miacup.co.za, where you can find lots more information about menstrual cups in general)." Yay, I thought, and off I clicked. Only to discover that 1. It’s R394.95 without shipping costs, and 2. They have no stock. Yup. I kid you not. So there is this great new(ish) product out there, that we can’t have. Actually, I wonder if it’s a Slaap Stad based business? That would make a lot of sense. I guess it’ll have to be those cheap, nasty, environmentally damaging tampons for me this month. Ho hum.

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