I’ve used menstrual cups for 10+ years.
I’d never even consider going back to tampons or pads. My flow is so heavy I’d leak through the most absorbent tampons and pads within 15 minutes, whereas with cups as they hold more and have light suction there’s less of a problem, plus I don’t have to worry about waking-up covered in blood after sleeping in just a pad - many women also report cramps and flow are reduced with cups too. With tampons and pads I had constant vaginal infections, but not a singe infection since using cups. After having been either homeless or unemployed at some point over the past ten years menstrual cups being so cheap has been a huge benefit. Since first switching I’ve also gone into women’s health care, as well as taken an interest in environmentalism, I now understand exactly how harmful tampons can be to vaginal health and the full range of risks; TSS, vaginal infections, and dioxin exposure. Cups are far safer.