Mama Roux: Is the Flowcup easy to use?
I think so! Personally, I never looked back after using my cup for the first time and joyfully gave away my tampon stash the next day. It's actually not all that different from using a tampon, just better for your vagina, bank balance, and the environment. However, we are all individuals with different bodies and different ways of adjusting to new experiences.
Research* has shown that it can take up to 3 cycles to perfect menstrual cup use, but as many as 91% of women who have tried a menstrual cup prefer it over what they were using previously, and would recommend using a menstrual cup to others. So don't give up or feel disheartened if you don't get it first go.
And remember, Mama Roux is always here to help.
*Beksinska, M. E., Smit, J., Greener, R., Todd, C. S., Lee, M. T., Maphumulo, V., & Hoffmann, V. (2015). Acceptability and performance of the menstrual cup in South Africa: A Randomized crossover trial comparing the menstrual cup to tampons or sanitary pads. Journal of Women’s Health, 24(2), 151–158. http://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2014.5021
*Howard, C., Rose, C. ., Trouton, K., Stamm, H., Marentette, D., Kirkpatrick, N., … Paget, J. (2011). Finding lasting options for women: Multicentre randomized controlled trial comparing tampons with menstrual cups. Can Fam Physician, 57(June), 208–215.