Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
Why yes, I am going to write about a menstrual cup today! I don’t feel like there should be “taboo” things to talk about in our culture. It makes me sad that women feel embarrassment, shame, or feel the need to lower their voice if they talk about being on their period. I say to hell with all of that! Today, I want to share about the Lena cup because if ONE person can read this and it changes their life, then it’s all worth it!
I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS) which is the number one reason we experience fertility issues. I don’t get a regular period, and I haven’t since I was 16 years old. But, now that we live in MA, I’m definitely seeing a shift and the only thing I can think of is that I’ve truly started using 100% non toxic products since we moved here! But anyway, being on my period is always a catch-22. A sigh of relief because at least my body is doing SOMETHING it is supposed to be doing, but also a bummer because, well, being on your period kind of sucks.
Years ago, we were living in Portland and I had heard of a menstrual cup for the first time. I was immediately grossed out by it and dismissed the idea. But honestly? That was because I had a misconception about what it actually was. I never looked it up or researched it.
But these days, more and more women are talking about their periods (which is awesome!). So, I started thinking about the menstrual cup again! I took an online quiz that is called “put a cup in it“. It is so helpful to take a quiz that gives me options to choose from at the end! After talking with a friend and reading reviews I decided to go with the Lena Cup!
Friends, I literally have a happy period now!
If you want my real opinion, haha, I want everyone to use these now! It’s so nice to not have to worry about carrying extra supplies in my bag. Eventually, I want to get period underwear to have for the lighter days at the start and end of my cycle!
I’ve used the cup in all scenarios: sleeping, working out, swimming, you name it, I’ve done it and it’s been awesome! Seriously can’t speak more highly of these amazing little things! Also, if you’re interested in trying one out and have any questions, feel free to ask me! I’m no expert but I’m happy to share what I know! 🙂
Using the Lena Cup has literally changed my life and I’m SO grateful that one of my friends shared about it on her FB wall last fall!
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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