The Keeper Testimonials[More Unsolicited Testimonials...] What Women Have Said About The Keeper:
"I just wanted to let you know how much I love the keeper. It was probably one of the smartest purchases I have ever made. Not only has it saved me a bunch of money on tampons but it is so comfortable, once you get the hang of putting it in and taking it out. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing it. I have told so many friends about it. I can't believe more people dont know about it. The thought of contributing to the millions of decaying pads and tampons in the world and putting bleach into my vagina makes me cringe. I also love the fact that I have gotten so much more in sync with my cycle. Anyway, thank you for being you. :)”
“I just wanted to thank you for my Keeper...it is the best money I've ever spent. It took me a couple of months to truly get the hang of it but now I can't imagine a period without it. I feel connected to my body in a way I never have. The facts are that with the Keeper I'm not pumping money into the tampon industry or adding dozens of tampons to landfills every month. That feels great!!!!”
“I love how much I have learned about my body and my flow by using this product, and though I have been using it for years, I still jump at the opportunity to tell any women I can about it. I can't imagine spending the money and creating the waste that is involved with tampons and pads, and I am so grateful I discovered this product. Thank you!!”
“I discovered the Keeper from another volunteer while in Morocco with the Peace Corps. At first I was a little worried about how hard it would be to put in and out, but after the first try I was completely won over. I have been using it for Three years now, and have loved every minute of it!!! It is the most amazing and convenient menstral tool ever. I love that I can travel all over Africa and not have to worry about finding tampons or pads....disposing of the waste....or embarrassing leakage (I have a heavy flow - and I have only had one instance of spillage in 3 years). I recommend this to all my friends, Peace Corps volunteers, and anyone who travels. The Keeper completely rocks!”
“I ordered The Keeper and I absolutely cannot believe how wonderful this product is. I only wish I had heard about it sooner. I have been and will continue to recommend it to all of my friends. When I first used it what amazed me most was there was no odor from the blood. I just couldn't believe it. The other outstanding part is that I can go to sleep at night and not worry about leaking--even during the heaviest part of my period. I will never use tampons again. I always worried about Toxic Shock Syndrome and had itching from tampons. I have two young daughters and believe me, they will know about The Keeper. Thank you for changing the way I feel about my body and my monthly cycle.”
“I started using the Keeper (a washable menstrual cup) when I was a senior in college, and I have not bought a box of tampons since! I've used the Keeper for four years and here's why:
- It's cheap! The cost, averaged over ten years of use, is only 30 cents per month!
- It's environmental! I don't throw away feminine hygiene products.
- It's discreet! I've never had to send my boyfriend to the store to buy tampons and pads.
- It's easy! I can carry it in my purse if I think I'm going to start my period. It doesn't leak. I can keep it in over night. It is ideal for traveling and camping. I only need to empty it twice a day, and the Keeper can be washed with soap and water.
- It's healthy! Cotton used for tampons and pads are bleached... causing dioxins [in the process]. I'm already subjected to pesticides, cleaning products, and gasoline on a daily basis, so why add dioxin to the list, especially once a month for the rest of my life.
How many more reasons do you need to buy the Keeper?”
Heather Brandon, Biologist
“I am currently using my Keeper for the fifth month and I can confidentially say that it has revolutionized my period! Previously I used thin towels, and I found it a real pain to have to buy them every month, remember to put them in my purse and carry them around. I also started to get thrush as a result of using pads, so I thought it was about time to change. I can only recommend the Keeper - it is brilliant. My period seems about 2 days shorter and is less painful. I love the convenience - I only have to empty it during the day on the first two days, after that I find it doesn't fill up. It is easy to use - only took 2 attempts to get the hang of it. I want to tell everyone about it (without grossing them out)!”
“I have been using the Keeper for about six months now and I couldn't live without it! I commend you on... [selling] a product that is environmentally safe and convenient for women to use... I really think that people need to put their inhibitions away and try a new thing that is ten times more efficient and safer.Thanks for the Keeper.”
“THIS IS THE GREATEST PRODUCT!! My friends suspect me of receiving kickbacks because I was raving about it so much! I'm still in the midst of using it for the first time and can't believe I ever lived without it. The ability to go *anywhere* and not have to worry, "did I bring enough pads, tampons, panty liners" is so liberating! And NO MORE LEAKS! I ran nine miles yesterday without a problem! I could go on....
“I just saw your site. Although I am [too old] to need this. I used [a cup like] this 20 years ago. It was called the Tassette Cup... This was my salvation as I had a very heavy flow. I could then get by with only a panty liner in case of overflow or when it was not convenient to empty it. I completely wore one out and tried every way to get another and was told the company was out of business. Imagine my surprise to see it resurrected. I am thankful to see [a cup like] it is being made again as I have daughters and granddaughters that can benefit from it. For anyone who has a heavy flow it is a God send. I clicked on your site when I saw your banner on another site. I immediately thought it would be the Tassette. ”
C.B., Dallas, Texas
“This is such an amazing product. I don't even feel like I'm on my period, when using it. I don't get down and depressed, and I don't feel gross anymore. I can wear white anytime I want to now, it's GREAT.”
“I've had my Keeper for almost a year now. I have sent the names and addresses of every female I know to your mailing list, just because I am so pleased with your product.
I belong to a Women's Information Network and am now fondly known as the unofficial spokeswoman for The Keeper because every time a new person attends the meeting I have to tell them about the most wonderful product I've ever found.
I have been able to swim, run 5Ks, sleep, work, and play while wearing the Keeper, something I wasn't comfortable doing with a pad or tampon. I feel so much more secure knowing that the cup will not overflow or leak with one day's flow in it. I can put it in before I leave the house in the morning and not deal with it until I return home that night.
I no longer have the horrendous cramps and nausea I experienced while using tampons. I was diagnosed with Toxic Shock in the 1980s and knew I wasn't supposed to use tampons, but until I found The Keeper, nothing else was as neat, clean or easy. I also have a latex allergy and was thrilled to discover that the "gum rubber" The Keeper is made with does not bother me in the least.
I thank you so much for selling a product that is safe for my body, tough enough for my lifestyle, and friendly toward the environment... If you need a spokesperson, just holler. I can praise your product for hours!”
Karen S., Conway, Arkansas
“I heard about The Keeper at a feminist web site that I was visiting and found it intriguing. I ordered it after convincing my mom to spend $35 on something she knew nothing about. It's been in my house for three cycles now and I adore it.
I'm sixteen years old and I always hated dealing with tampons during school and such... and now I am a self-containing unit. I can go into a bathroom without having to carry my bookbag or satchel or anything and leave, knowing that I am taken care of. I recently visited another state on a band trip and when I got my period during the trip I had to beg borrow and steal enough tampons to get me home. And believe me, I couldn't wait to get home. Once I got used to The Keeper I couldn't stand tampons anymore. I always knew something wasn't right when they hurt me...
Thank you for a wonderful wonderful product.”