Khory Bannefin (khorybannefin) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Khory Bannefin
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Frustrated and leaking in New Mexico

Good evening!
I've been lurking for a while and felt it about time to introduce myself with a nice little story of woe.
I've been a faithful user of my DivaCup 1 for the past year. We've gotten along swimmingly well and I, like many others, was excited to finally have found something easy, convienent and environmentally friendly!

Unfortunately the past two months my cup and I have not been the best of friends. What started out in a nice honeymoon phase has deteriorated into abject frustration. All of a sudden, and for no apparent reason, my divacup isn't doing it's job. It started with last months cycle being annoying but this cycle is ridiculous.
I'm leaking constantly, sometimes to the point that most of the flow isn't even getting in the cup. I find my cervix, and position the cup around it with no effect. I check the pop. I try to ensure the actual cervical opening is in the cup and since I can't find it around the rim I'm assuming it's in there. I practice kegels religiously so it can't be my pelvic floor muscles.
I've resigned myself to the fact that something has changed and this cup isn't for me anymore. After reviewing the fabulous comparision chart I've ordered a size 2 to see if the increased size makes up the difference. Unfortunately there's not one store in this state that carries cups in stock, so I've got to wait for my online purchase to arrive.

I bought tampons and liners for the first time in over a year today and I'm so flabbergasted that I did the tampon thing for so long before finding my cup. I just keep reminding myself this is only temporary until I find a cup that works better for me.

Thank you all for the wonderfully ridiculous amounts of information in this forum. You are all amazing.
Tags: divacup, leakage & spotting
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