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Best Monthly Protection for Female Athletes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

My wife has been Crossfitting for 6 months now but gets a little chafe when she has to wear a pad to the gym. Any suggestions as to what to use? I suggested looking into another brand or style but being a guy I have no clue as to what she should use.

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:18 PM

Moderate agreement from me. I use a Lunette which is similar but has a slightly different length/capacity that fits me better. Only moderate agreement, because I find that in certain situations where I strongly engage my core muscles upside down (read handstands and the like), the cup can leak a bit. Still, best solution I've found, since I get irritation from tampons.

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:29 PM

Wow, my husband cringes if he has to touch the packaging of my "feminine products" when we're shopping! Good for you to try to help your woman out :)

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:30 AM

I have a lunette, used to have a Divacup. Advantages of menstrual cups: no strings, doesn't disrupt vaginal moisture levels, lasts 7 years, environmentally friendly, no chemicals, extremely low risk of toxic shock, you'll never run out!

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on December 27, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Up vote from me. I've used a moon cup for 3 or 4 years now. If one brand doesn't fit try another.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 26, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Have her check this out:

http://divacup.com/

Can wear for up to 12 hours and if it works for her, won't even notice that she is wearing it. Cheaper than pads or tampons in the long run.

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:30 AM

I have a lunette, used to have a Divacup. Advantages of menstrual cups: no strings, doesn't disrupt vaginal moisture levels, lasts 7 years, environmentally friendly, no chemicals, extremely low risk of toxic shock, you'll never run out!

2a2da4d6df354c8473706281d61d1850

(430)

on December 27, 2012
at 12:42 AM

Up vote from me. I've used a moon cup for 3 or 4 years now. If one brand doesn't fit try another.

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 30, 2013
at 05:18 PM

Moderate agreement from me. I use a Lunette which is similar but has a slightly different length/capacity that fits me better. Only moderate agreement, because I find that in certain situations where I strongly engage my core muscles upside down (read handstands and the like), the cup can leak a bit. Still, best solution I've found, since I get irritation from tampons.

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on December 27, 2012
at 05:59 AM

Oh, go for the Diva Cup, they rock in so many ways, she'll never go back!! Much more comfortable, block embarrassing odors while exercising, easier to deal with, never have to run out to buy anything.

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on December 27, 2012
at 07:48 AM

Probably not going to be a popular answer, but I love to let my body rest while I'm menstruating. Perhaps not what my paleo ancestors would have done, but certainly what many cultures around the world and throughout history have done. It feels very right for me not to exercise at any sort of intense level for a couple of days.

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on December 27, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Diva Cup. Diva Cup. Diva Cup.

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:40 AM

Love my Diva Cup. I used a natural rubber Luna Cup for ten years before losing it, and it was great. The Diva is made of silicone and is softer than the Luna. They served me through many long meditation retreats when schedules do not allow time to manage female realities, and on bike camping trips where there was little access to indoor plumbing. Highly recommend menstrual cups.

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on December 27, 2012
at 04:01 AM

Maybe she could try organic cotton tampons? Just a wild guess...I just use conventional ultra thin pads because for me tampons hurt like heck when inserted

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