Bleed & Tell: Ashley's Story

Bleed & Tell: Ashley's Story

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Hey you! Did you know everyone has a completely unique menstrual experience? From cycle lengths to PMS to first period products, everyone is different! Did you know that by talking about our experiences openly, we’re able to learn more about each other and ourselves? Yup! In fact, we believe that talking about our bodies helps us have better relationships with them. This is Ashley's story.

From a young age we are taught to feel shame for having a period, and that stigma has stuck with a lot of people throughout their lives. Period conversations are often dismissed for being too taboo, or outright inappropriate. As a result, people who menstruate can find it hard to practice self-love. 

Bleed & Tell is a blog series where people are proudly sharing their period product stories – including how they ended up using nixit and why they love it! Keep reading to find out their #1 tip for new nixit users.

Before nixit, what was your go-to period product? Why did you start using said product?

My go-to products for managing my moon time were the Diva Cup, organic tampons and menstrual panties. I chose them for their health benefits and to be more frugal in my lifestyle. My concerns about the potential health risks associated with conventional menstrual products were dire so I opted for chemical-free alternatives. Despite the initial investment, the savings in comparison to routinely purchasing disposable products proved to be a substantial economic advantage. 

What sort of pain points did you experience with those period products Ashley, and how did nixit solve the problem?

I found the learning curve manageable but the discomfort during removal was a significant challenge. I didn't like the idea of pinching the cup to remove it and the need to grip a short stem while doing so made it difficult. I braced myself for the suction release every time!! Dealing with the messiness was also a factor, especially in public settings. Mainly, I experienced unexpected menstrual cramps, which had never been an issue before. That was the ultimate deal breaker for me.

How many cycles did it take you to nail nixit? What's your #1 tip for others who might be having a tricky time?

Due to experience and the nixit video tutorials, it only took me one cycle to nail nixit. My top tip would be practice makes perfect, so don't get discouraged if it takes a few tries to get it right. Take your time to familiarize yourself with the product and its placement by experimenting with different insertion techniques until you find what works best for YOU. Additionally, seek guidance from online communities for advice and don't hesitate to reach out to the brand directly – after all, they are the experts.

What do you love the most about nixit now Ashley? Why would you encourage others to try it?

The standout features I love most about nixit now are its subtle nature and the ability to self-empty without removal. It’s so discreet!! Unlike pads and tampons, which can be bulky and visible, nixit sits comfortably inside, offering reliable protection. Whether I’m wearing tight-fitting clothing or lounging at home, no one knows that I’m flowing unless mentioned, giving me peace of mind to go about my daily activities without interruptions. Lastly, the comfort level of nixit is unparalleled. Its soft, flexible design conforms to my body, providing a custom fit that’s not felt throughout the day. I recommend nixit to others for its simplicity and effectiveness. As a woman it’s a proud achievement!

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At nixit, we make menstrual cups simple. Our disc-style menstrual cup is made from ultra soft silicone with a unique, one size fits all shape. No confusing sizes, no awkward folds.  A simple period cup design that conforms to you.… read more

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