Using the Keeper or cup does take some gettting used to. Let's be honest here, it can be messy. Unlike a tampon where you just pull it out by the string and let it drop into the toilet, you DO have to handle the Keeper, and so you'd better be used to 1) putting your fingers in your vagina and manipulating something inside of yourself and 2) menstral fluid.
I was really surprised how gooky my flow really is. I have always used tampons, and just didn't know any better. It can be pretty icky, but I know that I am using a wonderful product that is not only good for my health, but good for the planet, PLUS, I'm putting my money into the hands of someone who deserves it, not into the hands of some greedy, huge conglomerate.
I really think that they charge far too little for the Keeper. I would have happily paid 2x what I did for it. It will have paid for itself within one year easily. These companies don't get your continued business, so they need support even more.
this is how much I love my Keeper. If I was ever chosen for Survivor, I would damn well make sure that I had one in when heading out for the site. Can live without a lot of things, my Keeper isn't one of them.