Kai (kuradi8) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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3rd Cycle -- Overnight Leakage

I can commiserate with blondeamazon.  My beloved Lunette let me down last night.  Not just once, but twice.

Last night was my heaviest night.  Had I felt the Lunette shift when I laid on my back to watch TV?  Maybe.  I rolled onto my side where it felt better.  Later in the wee hours, I woke up.  "Damn, I'm sticky."  Yep, it had leaked.  Got up, cleaned up, only about 1/3 full, reinserted.  Laid down directly onto my side that time.  Double-checked the feel with a few kegels.  Everything felt right, I didn't feel any shifting.  A few hours later... another leak.  Again only 1/3 full so it's not like it was overflowing.

What the heck is going on?  Is gravity causing the blood to pool on the sides of my vagina and then slipping past the cup?  Is the cup slipping or shifting when I fall asleep?  My Lunette works great during the day while I'm upright.  Why not at night?  Yes, I double-checked the seal each time.

Thinking about it, I think that was my first heavy night with the Lunette.  I had still used tampons with my first leaky cycle with the Diva.  (Like I've said 100 times, I didn't have any success with that cup.)  Then I bought the Lunette and a box of Insteads.  I think I used Insteads on my "worst" night last time -- and they worked fine.  (Or did I just get lucky?)

And last night was particularly disappointing because I really loved my Lunette until then.

Fortunately, I'm stubborn.  I *WILL* succeed!
Tags: instead, leakage & spotting, lunette, teething troubles

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