Thursday, 17 February 2011

SoftCup's: A True life Saver! (Giveaway)

For the last couple years my PCOS has been completely out of control. One of the main symptoms that was taking over my life... the heavy periods where I would hemorrhage, and be stuck in the house until it was over. In October I had surgery removing my right ovary and fallopian tube, and I prayed that my menstrual problems would be cured... well it got worse. I was ready to give up, was more depressed then ever.

Well, I decided to do a google search and I stumbled upon the website http://www.softcup.com/ for a product called Instead Softcups. I read about them and thought they looked like they might be great to try. I figured I had nothing to lose. Once I received them, I have to admit the look of the softcup was a little intimidating. I did however try one out, and came to the conclusion that I was never using sanitary napkins or tampons again. This product has been a real life saver, and may actually help me get off disability and back to work.



Instead Softcups are like a diaphragm. They have a rigid yet flexible plastic ring with a clear soft plastic cup attached to it. It molds to your cervix when inserted. This cup is meant to catch and hold the contents so it can hold twice as much as a tampon. That is why Instead can be worn up to 12 hours before you need to change it and there is no leaking. The biggest advantage is the amount of time one cup can be worn before having to change it. They are very comfortable to wear. You cannot even feel it! There are also other advantages of using Softcups. There is no latex in this product. It is made from Polyethylene which is also used in baby bottle nipples. These are completely safe to use. And finally, you can engage in intercourse with them in and it makes for a clean comfortable experience.

Instead Softcup is great for busy women, or women who just don't want to have to think about changing a pad or a tampon every few hours. It's also perfect for woman who suffer from PCOS or other syndromes that cause heavy menstruation. Athletes rave about how the Softcup carries them through a long race. Travelers don't leave home without it.
  • You can wear Softcup for up to 12 hours
  • Softcup is comfortable during swimming and sports
  • Softcup eliminates menstrual odor, since the menstrual flow isn't exposed to air
  • Softcup loves making love . . .you can wear Softcup during intercourse for less messy sex on your period
  • Softcup is comfortable—you can't even feel it once it's inserted
  • Most women typically use fewer Softcups than tampons or pads because of the long wear-time
  • Softcups have no wings, no strings. . . just freedom.
At the end of the first day of trying this product, I had tears in my eyes. I finally found a product that helps me live more of a normal life. I have to thank Kaitlin from Instead Softcup for giving me the opportunity of reviewing the product. She has also given me the opportunity to offer this product to three of my readers in a giveaway!

For the people who don't win... where can you buy these? Visit SoftCup to purchase online or for a store search online.




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***Giveaway ends  March 6th@ 11:59 ET!!!!

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I received a product, in exchange for my honest opinion, and a review of my experience. I did not receive any other compensation or incentive nor was I required to write a positive review. Individual results or experiences may vary.



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  19. I LOVE Softcups. They have indeed changed my life. I am a professional ballet dancer. The heaviest days of my period were so scary because I never knew if I would have a break at the right time or if there would be a leak, etc. And there's no hiding that while wearing a leotard. Now I never have to worry with Softcups. I love them. I'm glad you're spreading the word, we need to keep these things on the market!

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