dandelion wine (amyakieran) wrote in menstrual_cups,
dandelion wine
amyakieran
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yikes

Before this month's cycle I bought myself a cup (I had used one years ago, but decided it is time, once again, to try it out). I am having A LOT of leaking issues, but one thing I would like to discuss that I didn't see anywhere in the memories/tags is I notice that I leak A LOT as I am getting ready to have a bowel movement. Anyone else get that? I don't think it's a seal issue, as when it's finally time to take it out, there is still suction. What else might be causing the leaking during this time? Is there any way of avoiding it? I have at least one bowel movement a day, sometimes two, sooooooo this is really annoying... :( BUT! This is only my first cycle with it, and I would like to try some of the other folds to see if that might help. Hahaha, at least I have no problem while I'm sleeping with leaking, which is weird. In the mornings, when I wake up, I find that it's made its way further up and makes taking it out much harder. Do you think that maybe I should be putting it up that high all the time to avoid leaking? I know that most of this will just be trial, error, and patience, but I would like some input. There should seriously be local support groups all over the nation for the use of menstrual cups. I'd go!

P.S.
I am using a DivaCup model 1, if that matters.
Tags: bowel movements, divacup, leakage & spotting, seal & suction, teething troubles
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