living life yellow.
the ramblings of a girl with endometriosis
Don't get me wrong. I love being single, it's a lot of fun. But sometimes it can get difficult or awkward due to ya gal being chronically unwell. There is no easy way to bring up that my life is a wee bit different to the average 20 year old's and it's even more difficult to explain what's going on with me without sounding a bit crazy, or oversharing.
Ok so yet again this blog post is going to be filled with a lot of tmi talk so brace yourself.
This year I swapped from using tampons/pads to using a menstrual cup. The Hello Cup, to be even more specific. I've been thinking about making this switch for a while now for a few reasons;
1) Menstrual cups are more environmentally friendly - less waste being chucked in the landfills/oceans.
2) I spend a tonne of money on pads and tampons each month and as a broke student, that doesn't fly well with me.
3) Menstrual cups are friendlier to your vag. No nasty toxins or parabens to be soaked up.
All of these have been really good and valid reasons to make the switch, but I'm not going to lie, I was pretty apprehensive. Cups can be pretty intimidating and my period is a bitch as is, so let's just say I wasn't going in with high hopes.