Monday, December 26, 2011

Instead Softcup Starter Kit Giveaway!

Up until two weeks ago, I’ve never heard of the term “menstrual cups”.  The words conjured up all kinds of weird images of what  I imagined them to be, so I went looking for more information. I discovered a world unbeknownst to me. Alternative menstrual products that have been around for quite some time! I stumbled onto the Softcup website and was intrigued by the information presented. Softcup was wonderful to give me a kit to preview and try. After my experience with it, pads and tampons will no longer have a predominate involvement in  my cycle!

I’m trying not to overly gush about this product, but it really seems to have it all, in terms of making a positive impact on a woman’s experience with her cycle. Up until now, I preferred tampons because they are the closest to being “free”, but I’ve always had concerns with TSS and leakage.  With the Soft cup, I would practically forget I was on my  period.


WHAT IS SOFTCUP?
 Soft cup is a flexible “cup” that is worn internally around your cervix. It collects, as opposed to absorbs fluid. It is hypo-allergenic and latex-free. It has no strings and can be worn for 12 hours straight.


STATED BENEFITS
  • Comfortable
  • Eliminates Odor caused by the flow exposed to air. Holds fluid internally, thus no dampness.
  • Use during water activities and sports
  • Use during love making
  • One reusable cup during a cycle ~ Saving money and the environment

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
I had no problems inserting the cup. The instructions provided were clear and concise. However, I use naturally family planning as method of birth control, this affords me some ease to use the product without difficulty, I believe. I found the use of it very comfortable! As I mentioned earlier, I practically forgot I was on my period! I did not leak at night as I typically do, wearing tampons/pads. I was able to shower with it. What was very noticeable to me, my cramping was a LOT less severe during my cycle. I’m not going to go in detail, but lets just say my hubby was happy that I found Softcup :) Removing it was easy, but I did find it to be a tad messy. The instructions explain that you need to keep the cup level when removing it. I had to figure out what “level” meant. I did leak a bit when I sit on my tailbone, with my hip jutted forward. This is a habit of mine, and I found sitting this way dislodged it a bit as if I was positioned to insert the cup. This could very well force me to sit the way everyone sits! It was a small blip in such a fantastic experience. I introduced my teen to it and she LOVES it as well!


MORE ABOUT SOFTCUP
Soft cup has not had a reported incident of TSS.  Toxic Shock Syndrome is believed to be related to tampon absorbency. Studies suggest the higher the absorbency, the higher the risk of TSS.  Because Soft cup is non absorbent, it does not change the level of bacteria present in body.  Soft cup has no pesticides, dioxins, carcinogens, polycarbonates, BPA, PVC,  and Phthalates.  Soft cups do not change a woman’s pH levels and is considered a viable solution to maintaining pH balance.  Soft cup is also FDA approved. The Softcup is not recyclable. It must be thrown away. Given that it is used longer, you definitely use less product in comparison to tampons and pads.


THE GIVEAWAY!
You can win:
ONE pack of reusable Softcup (a pack of two)

ONE pack of disposable Softcup (a pack of 14)

ONE purse pack

Retail Value: $20.00
Entry is simple. Enter your email address to unlock the bonus entries, and choose as many bonus entries as you’d like. You must provide the information requested in order to validate the entries, otherwise entries with incorrect, or no information will not be considered. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and ends 1/18/12 12:01 am EST.

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23 comments:

  1. suebunting1977@gmail.com why I'd like to try Softcup is so I can cut down on how much I throw away.

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  2. would love to try something new -- especially if it helps with cramping!

    tristazmail @yahoo .com

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  3. This is an exciting giveaway - I've been wanting to try one of these forever! I love finding new ways to be green :-)

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  4. A friend of mine uses Softcup for her menstrual cycles. She is also doing artificial inseminations in attempts to conceive so she uses the Softcup to hold semen. She sings praises about this thing. I'd love to try it.

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  5. Wow! That's a creative way to use softcups!

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  6. I love softcups and have used them for years. I have never tried the reusable, actually just found out about them. I'd love to try them.

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  7. i actually never have heard of the softcups. I have used Diva cups though. Would love to try this option

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  8. I'd love to try Soft Cup because I want a better alternative then throw away pads.

    bakergurl02 (At) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. These are genius! I'd love to try them!

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  11. I would like to try this to see if it would work on my "heavy" days.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  12. better for the environment would be a great reason!!!

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  13. I want to try the SoftCup because you can use it during intercourse. I already use a DivaCup and love the freedom reusable products offer during menstruation.

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  14. I love how it is so much better for the environment and it is economical.
    laura dot hopelessromantic dot emerson at gmail dot com

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  15. i have had my period for 30 years and i am afaid of the side effects of tampons. i am ready to try something new. thanks crystal allen

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  16. I would really love to try this because tampons always leak and as I get older they are starting to become uncomfortable to put in.

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  17. I love how they have created a helpful way to be green!

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  18. I would like to win this for my step daughter. I like the fact that you can wear it up to 12 hours.

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  19. I'd like to try it for the reusable aspect. Does it work well on light flow days?

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  20. id love to try this to help the environment

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