Saturday, April 25, 2009

The things you learn in university bathrooms...Safer, Greener, Cheaper things...

I apologise in advance for the linking...I couldn't stop once I got started...

This morning I was checking in to all the blogs I read and Bridget over at the Yellaphant had posted about pooping in work bathrooms which isn't something I know anything about (see here).

About six months ago, I went pee before class one night and I saw this on the door of the stall, which clearly meant I had to take a picture of it with my phone:
I immediately texted Jess and I was all "is this some weird Australian thing...The Menstrual Cup because that sounds gross" and Jess assured me that it was pretty gross and she had no idea what that was.

About a month ago, I had to use the same the bathroom and as I stepped into the stall and was overwhelmed with my previous experience with menstrual cup advertisements but they were gone. I was in the midst of writing an epic letter to Bobo and after using the toilet, I could not stop writing about the menstrual cup. Seriously, what is it? I picture it like a fez that goes in one's underwear. How does one sit? The menstrual cup. Reuseable! Everything about it makes me uncomfortable. However, I am fascinated with it.

So when Bridget wrote about bathroom experiences I was reminded of the menstrual cup. This time I was going for serious research. I googled it.

Oh the information that abounds about the menstrual cup mooncup. Apparently, it is a 30ml hard boiled egg container which is inserted. It prevents "leakage" and "odour" -- still I am concerned if the cup runneth over. And still feel a bit ew about the whole thing. Luckily, the mooncup could see I still wasn't convinced...You read my mind mooncup...I do think it is "messy" and "unhygenic"

Ok, so look, I understand that for some tampons are gross. For me, the menstrual cup crosses the line. Each to their own. But, my va-jayjay is not in the market for some kind of chalice or adornment in the form of a fez.


  1. I'm with you on this one. Sounds disgusting! I don't care how green, cheap or safe they say it is, I'm not doin' it.

  2. Um... ew I mean what I picture is not green or clean. Yuck, Yuck, Yuck. In a related note I was reading Marie Claire the other day and I think that they suggested wearing something similar if you want to have sex during that week. What will we think of next?

  3. Did you know that you can get reusable tampons too? No idea what they're called but I think it's a sponge on a rope ( I hope it's not a loofah)

  4. Chris - I KNOW...menstrual cup - barf.

    Megs - really? It's just so gross.

    Lulu Labonne - A sponge on a rope, eh? that sounds a lot like the - check it out.

  5. Cup runneth over!

    HA! That totally slayed me.

    And then the heavens parted, and I was brought to my knees, a chorus pounding out:

    "Fill My Cup Lord"

  6. Ok, I'll bite...I use the Diva Cup, love it. And it's not at ALL as gross as you'd think. Honest!

  7. Yep it is like and inverted Diaphragm and it keeps the blood from coming out while you are getting it on. I guess it makes sense. Less of a mess if you are going to do it then.

  8. Burn - HAHA...How I've missed you!

    Shannon - good on ya! All the power to ya sister. I think you're a brave brave soul.

    Megs - Interesting. I guess less mess is a good thing...but I am still a little grossed out by the whole thing.

  9. Oh my G that is probably one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard. I'm getting some really gross visuals over here and I do not like it one bit. I'm glad, if nothing else, my pooping post is inspiring more tales of bathroom stall activities.

  10. Snicker and snort! I ran across this this morning and could not stop laughing! And WTF is a reusable tampon! BARF!