I wanted to recommend the moon cup, it's a little silicone cup used to collect the period blood, I was skeptic but the reviews were great, I have been using it about 10 months now and it has been fantastic it cuts down the days of my menses to about 3 days from 8, I always felt like the blood was not coming out, the first day would be very heavy then after 36 hours the blood would just take ages to come out and even stop for a couple days sometimes the mooncup has really helped me get them over and done with quickly- thank God.
I highly recommend it and also find that the aches and cramps are reduced while using it too. It does take a couple of cycles to get used to but I don't look back now and save a heap of money on sanitary pads, also can enjoy a bath at the time of the month and go swimming of i wanted, its less worrying about an accident, it can stay in for upto 12 hours and it reduces our addition to the sanitary waste which take years to biodegrade and my handbag is not packed full of bulky pads, I was using those gianormous tenna pads before the moon cup it was just becoming more and more of a nightmare!
They sell it at boots one cup last over 5 years I believe and easy to wash, very soft can not feel it, despite having endo pains and being uncomfortable of things down there! It's nothing like a tampon and the research shows that pads and tampons take moisture away from the privates, and they are made from bleached waste! Not very healthy!
I think they about £19 there are other brands too I think one is called a keeper and a diva cup.
Anyone else had experience of these devices?