Menstrual cups have gained a huge following in recent years, and many women consider them the answer to their period management prayers. But maybe you decided to give the cup a shot, only to decide, "nah. This is just not for me." If you’ve only tried it out once or twice, don’t throw it out just yet. They have a somewhat steep learning curve, and many women make a few mistakes using menstrual cups for the first few times. Take heart: after a couple cycles of trial-and-error, you will likely find the cup — and placement method — that works best with your body.
With just a few adjustments to your placement, and maybe going up or down a size in particular brands, you too can become a convert to the cup. And although it may take a couple months to get everything down to a science, the chance to give tampons and pads the heave-ho is pretty good motivation for many women. So even if your first experiences with the cup were less than perfect, you’ll likely hit your stride with just a few minor adjustments. Because a period with no strings attached is a goal worth striving for (at least for many women).