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audreytoo
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very sensitive vaginas prone to yeast infections?

I've found one "natural" brand called Seventh Generation, but they don't come with applicators, which I need to insert.

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Kachina
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Menstrual cups are pretty nice, they might be less likely to upset the balance of your vagina than a tampon (tampons can dry the vagina out sometimes, whereas the cup would just collect your period blood, not soak up moister.) If you like the natural tampons, have you tried inserting them without the applicator? It's not really difficult, you just wash your hands and use your finger like you would an applicator.

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audreytoo
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I don't feel comfortable putting my fingers inside myself though.

Also I have a "small" vagina I guess in the sense that anything larger than the extra slim light tampons is uncomfortable both to insert and to wear. (At the gyno they use a smaller size speculum too). Anyway, would this mean cups are still on option or not? They appear to take up more "space" in the vagina than slim tampons do but I could be mistaken.

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Robin Lee
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HI audreytoo,

If you're not comfortable with putting your fingers in your vagina, a cup may not be the best option for you, as both inserting and removing it requires that to one degree or another.

I do know someone who uses a cup successfully who also needs a smaller speculum when getting a pelvic exam, so that alone isn't an indication that it wouldn't work for you.

IN general from what you're describing though, internal-use menstrual products may not be the best option for you right now.

I'm not sure how you feel about pads. If using disposables it's best to still use the less chemically processed type, and reusable cloth pads are even better in terms of comfort and vaginal health.

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