Bonnie Werthem for the New York Times recently reviewed the growing take-up of alternative menstrual products, including menstrual cups.
Women in the story describe advantages including cost, freedom, and the ability to be more discrete. The story also talks about the (apparently) increased openness of talking about menstruation and the range of options for products for 'dealing with' (or however you call it) menstruation.
The comments underneath the article are interesting for hearing from many different women who liked (most of them) or didn't like (a few - and that's OK) menstrual cups, including the usual "I can't believe I only discovered them two years ago I can't remember what life was like before" type comments. The article also discusses other types of products that I'm sure are fabulous but that this page isn't really about - read the article to find out more. Oh and also the comments are hilarious sometimes - some people find the elegant, yet distinctly period-themed, illustration accompanying the article upsetting.
Read the full article here: