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Can a menstrual cup be used as a method to prevent leakage and mess after sex?

sometimes making it to the bathroom to shower etc isn't practical until later on with 2 young children in the house. Has anyone had any success with this or a similar solution?

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I just use my husband's t-shirt until I'm safe to stand without dripping but the cup idea sounds intriguing

 My hubby has tommy hillfieger not ruining them
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 You can wash things you know
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 My husband legit gets up and throws one of his t shirts at me to use. 😂
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I hadn't thought of doing that but yes seems like it would be a good idea! Try it & let us know how it goes?

 Have tried this a few times recently and works great.
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I use old small towels. Bar towels are about the right size. keep them stashed in my dresser drawer. Just throw them in the wash with the other towels.
Otherwise its tissues, and then drop them in the toilet.
And fresh tissues stuffed up the entrance inside undies until I get to shower.

I like this idea because pads take like 500 years to break down, so you're being environmentally thoughtful there

Use a bloody condom then.
Disgusting.

 Besides being a contraceptive, this is the main reason we use condoms- I hate the leaking feeling.
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 But If you're std free and in monogamous relationship, you don't need condoms
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 You may not *need* them to prevent pregnancy or stds, but you can still use them.
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I have femfresh wipes in the drawer and after my shower I put a liner on. Cos if I sneeze it's game over haha

For some reason I thought you meant using it as a barrier method to getting pregnant lol

sit on the loo, squeeze, loo paper wipe, baby wipe, liner. Otherwise, shower, liner.

 Ewwwwwwwww
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How much are you leaking to need a frigging menstral cup 😳

 Some guys just have big loads
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 Some guys come like an 🐘
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Have been trying this since the question and am quite surprised how convenient it actually is. I see you all have mixed opinions which is great and is why the question was asked. To everyone that says to use pads - I sleep naked so pads are out of the question and way to expensive. Tissues/wipes etc yeah ok but not exactly practical wondering around the house with them jammed between my legs waiting to drop out from my robe onto the floor! Anyone else tried this?