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    Thank you for that .. Very interesting.
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    I was once in someone's room, and I gestured to a strange receptacle on her desk. "What is this, anyway?" I asked.
    "My minstrel cup," I heard her respond.
    "Your what?"
    "Minstrel cup."
    "For... your minstrels? Or is this what you use when you play in front of the BART station?"
    "I put it in my vagina," she said, "and it collects menstrual fluid."
    "Oh." I paused. "So no minstrels, then."

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    I can't use one because I have an IUD, but if I didn't have an IUD I would totally use one of these. I hate the wastefulness of pads and tampons.

    I don't think I'd leave it out on my desk though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Now I'm part of the problem!!!
    BTW, prote, to truly be part of the problem you'd need to title this thread something like "Receptacles for Periodically Juicy Vaginas" or something of that nature.
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    I'm sure there are places to keep them, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderack View Post
    I was once in someone's room, and I gestured to a strange receptacle on her desk. "What is this, anyway?" I asked.
    "My minstrel cup," I heard her respond.
    "Your what?"
    "Minstrel cup."
    "For... your minstrels? Or is this what you use when you play in front of the BART station?"
    "I put it in my vagina," she said, "and it collects menstrual fluid."
    "Oh." I paused. "So no minstrels, then."
    Whenever I want to freak out my guy friends I throw a (sealed) tampon at them. They scamper like rodents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I can't use one because I have an IUD, but if I didn't have an IUD I would totally use one of these. I hate the wastefulness of pads and tampons.

    I don't think I'd leave it out on my desk though.
    I think I would, just as a conversation piece. See above.

    Anyways, since I've been sitting on the computer all afternoon I found this:

    What did women use for menstruation in Europe and America from 1700 - 1900, and probably earlier?
    Many - most? - women probably used nothing.
    Read this translated German quote:

    "How did women handle their menstruation in daily life? In 1899 a German woman physician wrote the following advice in a book for German middle-class women ("Health in the House"):

    'It is completely disgusting to bleed into your chemise, and wearing that same chemise for four to eight days can cause infections.'

    "This was the age-old custom for rural women and women from the lower classes. Virtually only women in the theater professions wore close-fitting pads [Binden - see a modern American 'theatrical tampon'] or sponges and few women wore underpants or even used pads, which they made from cloth. Washing and changing underclothing was regarded as unhealthy, because women feared it would block the bleeding or cause more intense bleeding."
    (The above is my translation of a quote, below, from "Zur Geschichte der Unterwsche 1700-1960." 1988. Historisches Museum Frankfurt, p. 336, written by two women, Almut Junker and Eva Stille.

    (Probably because of the increasing acceptance of germ theory, the authors report that German doctors in the 1880s and 1890s started proposing menstrual devices for women to wear to improve their health, for example here and here. American patents for menstrual devices start in 1854 for a belt with steel springs to hold a pad, but really don't pick up steam until the 1870s. In her PhD dissertation, Menstrual Technology in the United States [1994], Laura Klosterman Kidd writes that she found no proof that anyone used these patented devices, although it seems likely someone must have.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    BTW, prote, to truly be part of the problem you'd need to title this thread something like "Receptacles for Periodically Juicy Vaginas" or something of that nature.
    Actually the original title was "Lady cups for the cum dump."
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    Seems like the biggest issue would be emptying it in public. You basically can't wash it out in a public restroom (i.e. at work). I doubt anyone would want to go to the sink to wash their hands and find someone next to them rinsing one of those out.

    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Whenever I want to freak out my guy friends I throw a (sealed) tampon at them. They scamper like rodents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Seems like the biggest issue would be emptying it in public. You basically can't wash it out in a public restroom (i.e. at work). I doubt anyone would want to go to the sink to wash their hands and find someone next to them rinsing one of those out.
    This is what I'm wondering since otherwise I'd be very tempted to get one, for the cost savings alone...

    Still, maybe use tampons or etc in public and the cup the rest of the time. Or how else could you do it?
    -end of thread-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Seems like the biggest issue would be emptying it in public. You basically can't wash it out in a public restroom (i.e. at work). I doubt anyone would want to go to the sink to wash their hands and find someone next to them rinsing one of those out.

    You don't have to do that. At least I don't because you can wear them up to 12 hrs. I put a new one in when I'm in the shower in the morning and I take it out in the shower before bed (I use the elliptical in the evening so I need another shower) then a nighttime pad. I use this one.

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    Since you can leave it in for up to 12 hours, I imagine public restrooms are not that big of a deal. If you had to empty it every time you went to the toilet that could be inconvenient. I think if you had to you could empty it in the toilet, wipe it out with a tissue, and just wash it out when you get home.
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