Emma (lilldevil) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Emma
lilldevil
menstrual_cups

Leakage?!?

Okay.. I posted this entry on the DivaCup community yesterday, but I'm hoping to get more ideas if I post here as well.. 

I am going to try write this in understandable English =P

I bought my Diva Cup in spring 2006, and the first time I put it in for my period everything went perfect. Love at first try ;-) 
I have overflown it once (it looked like a massacre) and that was my fault.. but that sort of broke my confidence and trust in it... so now to the actual problem... it feels like ever since that happened my Diva starts leaking on the second or third day (I think my 3rd is my heaviest but not completely sure). And I don't understand why!!! I put it in (sometimes whipes away the blood in the inside of the vigina, sometimes not... it doesn't make a difference anyway), it seals and I push it in... and it leaks... and leaks... and when I take it out the cup is faaaaar from full... 

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? !!! 
I want to get back to the Love stage again, when I could trust the Dive to 100%.. It is fantastic when it works, but now I live in constant fear of leakage..  I really don't want to go back to tampons... =(
 
And also, can anyone tell me a good way (not including needle) to clean the little holes? I have tried the water-thing but the water just makes its way out between the cup and my hand. =/ 

Thanks!!

Since I wrote this I've been reading a bit and I know you're supposed to twist it but I just can't figure out how to do that... and I never did it in the beginning when it didn't leak either... so I don't know if that's the problem... 

Let me know what you think! =)


 
Tags: leakage & spotting
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