Not the date specifically, but sometime around the end of summer last year. I bought two large boxes of super plus tampax. And a pack of pads One for the bathroom upstairs and one that went into the trunk of my auto to stay because I ran at dominos as a delivery driver, and I had to make sure I had some with me at work as I could be in and out and spending most of my day on the road without much of a chance to get into the bathroom on busy nights so I had back up.
It’s strange when I stroll by the aisle now where I bought that stuff every month. It just seems so … outdated now. Like when you consider a rotary telephone at someone’s house.
I was a little reluctant to attain the switching at first and buying two boxes of tampons and a pack of pads comes within the framework of that. I just got so fed up with getting too swamped to use the bathroom when needed and feeling myself leaking the whole time even if it was into a pad. God, I hate that feeling.
The first week I got to use my cup, it was so great. I ran the full shift every day without any gross leaky sensations and was so much more comfy. My biggest concern was how comfy could a beaker be when I’m sitting down as I would be spending a lot of my work hours doing just that. Thats why I tried out my cup immediately as soon as it was sanitized even when I wasn’t on my period, merely to know how it would at least feel.
I didn’t have any difficulty at all inserting and getting it open and sealed. I was astounded at how easy it was and couldn’t understand why so many had trouble with it.
After my second cycle, I had a chance to talk to a coworker about it. She admitted she “ve thought about” switching too, but was too concerned about her IUD.
I tried to get my teenage niece in on it after my saalt arrived, but she was just too hesitant.
God, if these women who are skeptical knew how freeing and so much better it is…
I dreaded get my period in the past. I felt gross, dirty, tired, cranky, smelly, and no matter what I did, I could never fully protect my clothes, especially over night. And that dreadful feeling of leaking through your tampon and nowhere to go to fix it. I was at the movies with some friends and went back to their place. My first time getting to the bathroom in several hours and my underwear was completely drenched. It was so embarrassing!
Now I looked forward to receiving it. My only regret is I wish i had switched years ago. I’m in my mid 40 s now, thinking about how every period I get may be my last one. And it makes me super sad to think about.
Apologies for the long post.[ B] Tl; dr [/ b ], bought my last tampons last year towards the end of summer. Switched over to beakers and never appeared back.