The Keeper Reviews

Positive Reviews

RumpusParable

Life-changing

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Pros: easy to carry, small, comfortable, reusable, long-lasting, cheap, less painful periods, no leaks, no smell,

Cons: takes a little learning but not much

I bought this back in the last 90s.  It changed my life.  My periods became shorter and less painful (and no nausea, dizziness, fevers, etc. like were normal -and still are- if I use regular tampons or pads)... basically, for the first time in my life I had a period where I *might* pop a couple ibuprofen for a harder day of cramps and that's it.  It was wonderful. It does take a little learning at first to put it in right, but luckily you can practice that when not on your period, unlike tampons.  Once learned, it's easy-peasy and you can do it half-awake or dead-drunk lol. It also lasts so long between emptying that it can be scheduled to do in private at home on most people's...
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Negative Reviews

jbsweet

Uncomfortable, messy and gross

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Pros: portable

Cons: messy, uncomfortable

After several attempts to use The Keeper, I have given up in disgust. If you enjoy having to dig around in your own cervix in order to extract a hunk of plastic covered in blood, then this product is for you. Incidentally, it also feels like having a huge hunk of plastic shoved up inside of you while wearing it. I bought this thing based on all of the rave reviews on this site, and I am horribly disappointed. I would just warn anyone who wants to try this product that you need to be really, really comfortable with your own anatomy and not be too sensitive when it comes to having a large suction cup stuck inside of you for hours at a time. Also, keep your receipt and figure out if you...
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More Reviews

nitedreamer

The Keeper is Love

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Pros: Saves $$$$, saves environment, 12 hours between changes

Cons: A little tricky the first time, can be awkward in public bathrooms, stem needed to be trimmed

I've been using reusable cups for about 6 years now.  I initially bought the Keeper, misplaced it one month, and bought the Diva.  Which I have also misplaced, but it's ok because I found my Keeper back.  The Keeper has been my primary cup. I think people's questions fall under two categories- what are these cups like in general, and then which cup is the best. In general- The cups are fantastic.  They last for about 10 years, and only cost around $30.  Compare that to other products, and you'll see the money piling up in front of you.  I also love that I can stick it in and forget about it for 12 hours.  Again, no other products can compete there. Then there's the environmental benefits-...
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betty

good concept, doesn't work for me

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Pros: reusable, can return product w/in 3 months

Cons: mine leaked, learning curve

Okay, I love the concept of a cup, the reusability, the money savings, the portability. The Keeper was conveniently available in one of my local stores, so I gave it a good try. It was very awkward to use at first (I'm sure tampons were too), and I was a little timid about insertion and removal. I finally got comfortable with insertion and removal, and I really did forget that I was wearing it, it really is comfortable. I really wanted it to work. So much so, that I kept trying different folds, twists, etc, and missed the deadline of the 3 month trial period.   But, it leaked every day. I went through a ton of liners, and after several months, just gave up on the Keeper and...
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