fw00per (fw00per) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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Leaking and don't know why

Bah. Okay, I've been using a DivaCup, small size, for 6-7 months now. I'm 21, virgin, I have a really small frame I can't imagine I'd need the bigger size. I haven't had any major problems, mostly I've loved it. I usually have a little bit of leaking, but nothing crazy. The last two cycles it's been leaking like crazy. Right now, it's leaking after being in for an hour, I'm having to empty it ever 3 hours or so and it's barely a third full. The holes are clear, there aren't dents in it, I can spin it all the way around, I just don't know what's going on.

I typically use a 7-fold and let it pop open as soon as the last part of the edge is past my pelvic bone, then turn it and push it the rest of the way in, so there's no way it's on the side of my cervix or anything. I've been doing kegels.

I don't know what to do other than perhaps try the bigger size or a different cup (except that I'm broke, lol) It's leaking so badly that a panty liner isn't cutting it. I have to use a pad backup, and a thick overnight pad at night. I can't say it's like I'm not using the cup because it's clearly catching fluid, I just can't figure out why it's leaking!
any suggestions????
Tags: leakage & spotting, virginity

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