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Saw this trending on Twitter.

Wow.

This IS a big deal!

 

I remember in the early 70’s, wearing the old-fashioned belt/pad

were the only choices. Then the self-adhesive pad & tampon.

No drastic improvements since then...until now...with a company 

who is the Gold Standard of feminine hygiene. 

It’s the next generation coming of age!

 

Looks like Amazon & Target are retailers now...price point a 

pinch high, but that will come down in time. 

 

I didn’t link the article, but just Google..it explains what 

menstrual cups are & how to use.  Interesting to see this!

I hope this isn’t construed as ‘inappropriate’..many older ladies

here on this forum probably have daughters/grand-daughters

who will be affected by this news...

 

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

These have been on the market for years, maybe not by Tampax.

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

I thought these were from a long, long time ago.....

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup


@Carol Diane wrote:

These have been on the market for years, maybe not by Tampax.


@Carol Diane

That’s true.  There were a couple of brands marketed to the 

alternative, ‘hippy’ market.  DIVA Cup being the most popular.

But to have Tampax embrace this?  That’s newsworthy. 

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

I personally haven't use one but it seem as though it would be messy. Not something I am interested in at all.

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

The concept of what became the modern tampon has been around since ancient times.  The first tampons which look and are used like the versions we have come to know in modern times was first mass marketed in the 1930s. The menstrual cup was introduced around the same time, but wasn't as well received.  I am going to speculate the early versions were rather uncomfortable.  Most women found pads more comfortable, and pads were more accessible at local drugstores compared to those options.  It wasn't until  tampons were tweaked in the 1960s that they became a more common, and readily available, form of choice for menstrual protection. 

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

i am just glad that i no longer have to worry about any of this! Smiley Wink

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

Gross!

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup

Yes.  Some might remember the book, "Our Body, Ourselves" published by the Boston Women's Health Collective in the early 1970s. Members urged women towards the menstrual cup for its health benefits.  Another blip of interest in them occurred when Toxic Shock Syndrome became an issue.

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Re: New! Tampax Menstrual Cup


@sunshine45 wrote:

i am just glad that i no longer have to worry about any of this! Smiley Wink



@sunshine45 wrote:

i am just glad that i no longer have to worry about any of this! Smiley Wink


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