I was flipping through Cosmo the other day with my best friend and her cousin (he is a boy… so I would just like to apologize for having to listen to our conversation at this time) and we came across an ad for a tampon alternate. (Aside for my male readers: I’m sorry… I do not have sufficient knowledge about penises… peni?… what is the plural of penis?… anyway, I guess you could always read this and learn more about your girlfriend.)
The advertisement was for a new product called SoftCup. It’s pretty self explanatory, but my mind still said, “what the ef?” in copious amounts when I saw this advertisement. It is a cup that you stick up your vah-jay-jay during your moon time.
The three of us just stared at the Cosmo in front of us wondering what we were going to do with the knowledge that had just entered our lives. I can’t remember who began talking first, but once we began discussing the schematics of this product, things just became more confusing for the three of us. We sat on the couch and discussed everything from how the heck you are supposed to get it in, how it words and how you can supposedly have sex while wearing it. After a few minutes we went back to our real lives where tampons are the thing guys are afraid of, not cups.
It’s been a few days since the incident and I’m still thinking about this product. I mean sure, these little cups kind of sound nicer than fiberglass or make-shift diapers, but I still don’t know what to think about this alternative special time product. I decided to look around the blogs and see if anyone else was talking about this and sure enough, other women on the internet are weirded out by this thing as well.
One of my favorite blogs, hipstercrite, did some research on other vagina friendly products. One of the things she found that I found remarkable was a uterus pillow.