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Why Menstrual Cup Failure Made Me Feel Like a Bad Feminist

The Holy Grail ain’t made of silicone.

A woman’s hand and tattooed wrist with middle finger extended. On the tip of the middle finger is a menstrual cup.
Photo by Cliff Booth from Pexels

As far back as I can remember, I was told that getting a period would be a horrible, horrible drag. It would be painful, messy, and embarrassing, but worst of all for a muddy little twerp like me, it was going to stop me from running roughshod over the neighborhood. How could I continue to climb…



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Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of.