Instead Softcup is a product that is near and dear to my heart. I have been using this tampon/pad alternative since nearly the beginning of my womanhood, and to put that into prospective, that has been over 13 years. When I switched, at the ripe old age of 16, I never looked back. I don't use anything but this Instead Softcup. I learned about this product initally on an informerical, when I was about 14 or 15, it wasn't until I was working at a local grocery store and a 20 something came through the line with it in her cart, and I asked her what she thought. I will never forget her response, she said to me, "It is the best thing I have ever used!" After my shift that day, I picked a box up to try. The first time I tried them out, I was amazed at how easy it was to use and how much I couldn't tell I was even using anything. I read the easy to follow instructions and got a perfect fit on my second try.
By now, you are probably asking yourself, What is an Instead Softcup?
Instead Softcups are a revolutionary feminine cup that allows you the freedom to do everything you are limited to doing when using conventional products, i.e. pads or tampons, while "Aunt Flo" is visiting each month. The cup is inserted somewhat like a tampon, but instead of resting in your vaginal canal, it cups your cervix. This design is not only more comfortable than using a tampon, but it reduces any odors that are caused by the flow because it is not exposed to air since the Softcup collects the menstrual flow instead of absorbing it. Once the Softcup is in place it can't be felt and you are free to do any activity you want!
I bet you are asking yourself how does this product work? As I mentioned eariler it rests below and cups your cervix, catching your flow. Once the Softcup is full, anywhere from 8-12 hours depending on how heavy the flow is. Once full, you pull it out, dump the contents in the toilet and wrap the cup in tissue or the wrapper from the next Softcup, and dispose in the trash. You do not want to flush the Softcup, as it will cause plumping problems. Below is a video explaining now to insert and remove the Softcup.
Now I am guessing you are wondering how this Softcup is different than what is out there on the market today. To answer that question, it is simply in the design of the Softcup and where it placed when you are wearing it. There are many advantages to the way the Softcup is designed that sets it apart from other products:
- Ability to do any physical activity when wearing the Softcup (including swimming, horseback riding, intercourse and going to the bathroom)
- Latex Free, Hypoallergenic, Non-Toxic, Non-Irritating Material
- One size, no worries about what size to order, molds to your body
- You can't feel the Softcup when worn
- Get a full nights rest, as you can wear the Softcup up to 12 hours and overnight
- Doesn't slip, leak or shift avoiding an embarrassing situation
- The most comfortable feminine product
Reasons why Softcup is a great alternative to tampons or pads:
- Can be worn for 12 hours
- No embarrassing odor
- No wings or strings
- Softcup is comfortable and doesn't cause dryness or irritation
- Softcup is not linked to TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)*
Where to buy:
At just $10.49 a box of 24 Softcups, it is a great deal!
How to WIN a Box of Instead Softcups for yourself!! Instead Softcup has been gracious enough to send me three boxes of product to giveaway to three of my lucky readers!! The first Giveaway ends 6/18/11, a new winner will be drawn each week there after!
Rules: Open to readers in US, 18 years of age or older. First Giveaway ends June 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST, Second June 25th at 11:59 pm EST and Third July 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. No one person will be eligible to win twice. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. Thank you to our sponsor for this wonderful giveaway. Good luck to everyone entering and thank you for being a subscriber to this blog!