Anne-Marie Yerks, for decidedly un-revolutionary sounding website Goodhousekeeping.com, wrote this piece on her switch 3 years ago from tampons to a menstrual cup. While Anne-Marie was initially dismissed menstrual cups as being suspiciously associated “far-gone hippies and Europeans”, she invested in a cup after a plumbing mishap.
The pipes in the 90 year old house she recently moved into were backing up, leading to a visit from a plumber - who then identified tampons as the culprit. I’m actually surprised Anne-Marie got that far into life without realizing that tampons often don’t escape very far at all when you flush them down the toilet. In Australia at least, many a panicked sign on the back of a toilet door alludes clearly to the likelihood of backing up pipes.
Anyway, three years later, Anne-Marie says:
Read the full article here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a35452/switching-from-tampon-to-menstrual-cup/