So, I average a full to the point of overflowing cup (diva) every 1 to 2 hours on the first real day of my period over the course of about 12 hours, and usually at the most inconvenient times (thank you endometriosis!). So tonight was the Halloween party at work and I had to change my cup twice, in a bathroom (which is handily sink accessible from the toilet :o) with a door only feet from the closest table and very obviously occupied. While everything went off without a hitch, it was still a bit uncomfortable...
I love my cup because I know that if I had been wearing tampons, I'd be changing every couple of minutes instead of every hour or two, but in addition to this usual silliness, I seem to have a systemic candidia overgrowth and keep getting YIs over the course of the last 3 months or so. This has left everything "down there" rather tender and the frequent insertion and removal becomes uncomfortable. I'm working on the candidia thing (I do not do well without sugar) and am fairly confident that I'm not being "reinfected" by my cup because I didn't use it for my last cycle and still got one worse than the other cycles that I had used my cup.
All in all, I love my cup, can I just get a new body to accessorize it with? :o)
And any advice on how to alleviate the raw/tender feeling with a YI would be appreciated. I don't think there's much I can do about the frequent filling of the cup, but feel free to offer what you will!