Bleed & Tell: Danielle's Story

Bleed & Tell: Danielle'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 Danielle'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?

Before using the nixit, my go-to period product of choice was always tampons and a mini pad for my underwear. I’ve always used tampons since I was a young teen. I started using that product because at the time it was easy and convenient since I hated pads. Most teens my age used them since they were recommended by so many ads. 

What sort of pain points did you experience with tampons and pads?

With tampons I experienced leaks and anxiousness due to worrying a tampon wouldn’t last long enough to find a bathroom. The cramps I felt while using them was so uncomfortable and at the time I didn’t know it was the actual tampon product itself that was causing the pain. Not to mention how uncomfortable and dry it was to insert them. I fixed that problem by finally taking the leap and buying the nixit a year ago. It changed my life in so many ways.

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

It took at least 2 cycles before I got the knack of insertion and removal. My #1 tip for people that may be struggling is to watch the tutorial videos and practice when you’re not on your period, practicing gives you the chance to get more comfortable. Also, learning to become more self-aware of your personal anatomy helps so much.

As women we should learn to be okay with exploring and becoming more comfortable with our bodies. It’s okay to check things out and every “body” shape & anatomy is different. But with the nixit it fits everyone! 

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

My most favourite thing about the nixit is the freedom I have while I’m out in public on heavy days. I feel secure knowing that I don’t have to worry about leaks or cramps anymore. I can be free during my day to do whatever I want and that includes swimming, walking and more. 

Recently I took my child to an out-of-town medical appointment that was a 4 hour round trip! And I never worried about leaks or overfilling. I was confident that the nixit was tucked in perfectly. When I returned home that day, I auto-dumped it and tucked the nixit back in. My gosh as a busy mom it's amazing to not have to worry about finding a bathroom quickly to change a pad or tampon while I’m out anymore. Now I can go about the day and be free! 

The nixit changed my life and I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and tried it. You should too! 

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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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