Greetings. My name is Melissa, I was born in California USA in 1981. I currently live there. I was raised in a military family, and am the youngest of 5 siblings. I have lived in many different places, and was even lucky enough to live in Europe (Germany) for 4 years ages 6 – 10. I currently have a wonderful man in my life, but no children (yet).
Hobbies and interests include: Writing, video editing, singing, piano, designing/constructing 18th century gowns, vegetable gardening, online activities, music (1960′s-1990′s), movies, recreational college courses, reading (usually self-improvement, psychology, or romance books), psychology, and of course educating women about menstrual cups!
I created this blog page to help educate women on the latest developments in feminine hygiene (more specifically for menstrual care). The item I support is called the “menstrual cup”. Its basically a small, flexible cup and most are made out of medical grade silicone. It is reusable, and 100% clean, safe and hygienic. Its not the kind of silicon used in breast implants though.
This kind has been safely used as artificial heart valves in heart patients for the past 50 years. Menstrual cups basically collect menstrual fluid, rather than absorbing it, which takes away the risk of bacteria growth, harmful chemicals (from disposable products), and the risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome).
On my main page, you will find helpful information and links to pages that can answer some of your questions.