Are menstrual cups as great as people make them out to be?

Anonymous
I am thinking about buying menstrual cups, but I’m not sure if I want to. I’ve been using tampons for years and I hate pads because they are bulky and it feels disgusting when the blood hits the pad. I’m on birth control and I don’t have an actual period anymore, I have spotting randomly and it’s very light. Tampons hurt to insert sometimes and they hurt to take out too, because I don’t bleed a lot so most of the time, the tampon is mostly dry. Although, I feel very bloated when I have spotting and using tampons makes me feel yucky. I’m not sure if I want to use menstrual cups because I mean how do you clean it in a public restroom when you need to take it out? I work 5-6 days a week so I’m constantly using a public restroom. Also, how much blood does it hold? How do you know when to change it? I just need answers because I don’t like tampons anymore.
Are menstrual cups as great as people make them out to be?
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