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It's a Keeper

It's a Keeper

Sick of dealing with pads and tampons during your time of the month? Tired of wasting so much dough on something you just throw away?

Then it might be time to give the Keeper a try. It's an all natural latex rubber cup that is worn inside you - it can even be worn overnight. It can hold up to 1 full ounce of menstrual flow. FYI - your period is only about 2-4 ounces.

Allergic to latex? No worries. Try the Moon cup - it's made of silicone.

I know it sounds a little, well, weird, but it really works. You can wear it swimming, working out, sleeping - whatever. It's kind of like a tampon - but it's the opposite.

Plus, it only costs $37, and it's reusable, so you can forget about buying those other feminine hygiene products ever again.

GigiGirl13 GigiGirl13 8 years
hmmm. I don't know maybe I'll try it. I am a teen though so I should probably check what my mom thinks first!
superalex superalex 9 years
Can you only order it online, or is it available in stores?
justjaime27 justjaime27 10 years
This is why I'm thinking menopause might not be so bad afterall...lol. Only a few more decades! :)
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
t0xxic, I have actually tried those purple things... they are like giant condoms with really hard rings that kind of serve the same purpose as this Keeper. My issue with those- it was kind of icky to stuff it all up in there, and sometimes it would pop out (with contents) while I was walking or sitting. I think I used a few and threw the rest away. Maybe this one will actually stay put?
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I've never used the Diva Cup, but it looks like the Keeper. It must be like the Moon Cup, because it's latex-free. Nice.
kristae kristae 10 years
Ok, I recently invested in the divacup, and have used it for 2 cycles. First time, I was a little freaked out, but it is SO easy. Like someone said, think about how gross tampons are - this is no worse. Leakage is nonexistant, there are no odors, I can stop buying tampons and I don't have to worry about the whole chlorine thing.
Mamita Mamita 10 years
This is really great! I agree that getting grossed out by your period is childish! We all get it and it's not gross, why do we think its gross, I just don't get it? The keeper is a lot more hygienic than tampons, and if you're worried about spilling when you take it our, you just need to be careful to take it out over the toilet bowl.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
this is very interesting...i have very light/short cycles (b/c of my pill)and it is so frustrating b/c sometimes i dont need a tp but then when i dont use it, it is there and sometimes when i do there is nothing and it is PAINful! something to think about for sure.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Right on yogachick. Couldn't have said it better myself.
tooq2love tooq2love 10 years
I can remember using something similar to this in the 70's. It looked very similar except it was a natural rubber color, and it had a loop on the bottom to help remove it. I don't recall the name, but it was very easy to use, and I had no problems with it. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw this.
yogachick yogachick 10 years
All the ick eww stuff is silly. I used to think the same thing but have lately changed my mind. How many of us have opted NOT to wear a tampon on one of those days when our period seems to have stopped and then whoops! Covered in blood. Well, it didn't kill us to touch it then. B Besides how gross and SCARY is the idea of sticking CHLORINATED (ie Bleached) cotton into our bodies where it sits in contact with our very sensitive mucus membraines just leaching into our bodies and doing who knows what kind of damage. Chlorine is one of the most deadly chemicals we have and we are sticking in our vaginas?!!!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Hey Trisugar - I thought the same thing about public restrooms - but have no fear. After you empty it, just use some TP to wipe it off, and then you can re-insert it. At the end of your period, just wash The Keeper in soapy water and let it air dry. Then place it in the cute little fabric bag that it came in, to be ready for next time.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Ok, here's the deal with cleaning it. Once you remove it (keeping it upright), you just empty it in the toilet or sink. Then use warm water to rinse it and then re-insert it. It's that easy.
amybdk amybdk 10 years
I love my keeper! I've convinced 3 of my friends to purchase one as well.
trisugar1 trisugar1 10 years
yes. the idea is good however not so much if you need to *change* the thing in a public restroom during the day.
KWM KWM 10 years
yeah, i don't know...I changed my mind like three times while reading through the comments. Fit almost had be convinced, but now i am back to No, I think...
la_clique la_clique 10 years
EWWW. How do you clean it properly? Alcohol? the dishwasher? I like the idea of not using a tampon, but the sanitary factor bothers me. I was kidding about the dishwasher, btw. But that WOULD disinfect it.
emuigloo emuigloo 10 years
This is exactly like the divacup (http://www.divacup.com). I was considering getting one but then I thought about how messy it would get when it comes to removing it...not so bad when you're at home but definitely not the best thing to happen when you're in a public washroom.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
word of warning; GROSS OUT AHEAD. a friend tried this and the "results" were all over her bathroom upon removal. don't want to even think about it.....
snowdaytoday snowdaytoday 10 years
I didn't know anyone else knew about this. My friend who's a real environmentalist got me one for my birthday. When I first saw it I was like ".....uh....thanks." But then I tried it, I loved it so much, I bought one for our other friend.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Good question flutterpie. Since it's flexible, you just fold it in half, and then fold it in half again. Once it's inside you, it returns to the little cup shape.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
uh how do you insert it i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
Beaner Beaner 10 years
I have one too and it's so much easier to use than tampons (which can leak). I hated buying that stuff every month, and now all I need is my Keeper. Just get pass the idea that it's weird and get one already.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Wow - lot's of great comments. I know this sounds really weird, but so do tampons if you stop and think about it. A small piece of cotton just sitting up inside of you? This is a really small cup, and it's flexible. It collects the fluid (which is not a lot at all), and then you gently pull it out (like a tampon) and dump it in the toilet. Then you can wash it and re-use it. It's kind of like a diaphragm or cervical cap. You don't even feel it inside you. And that little long piece on the bottom just gets cut off. I'm telling you, it's really amazing. It saves you money, is better for the environment, and you can wear it all day and night without even thinking about it. Another great thing is that you don't have to worry about TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome), like you do with wearing tampons for too long.
jebovi jebovi 10 years
I love mine. Once you get used to it, its a lot less gross then a tampon.
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