NineThumbsUp (freedomliberty) wrote in menstrual_cups,


So I know this has been brought up before, but I just can't find anything in the search or memories. 

Swimming.  Seriously.  I could swear I read here once people got water in their cups after swimming or bathing in a tub.  I don't have a tub to try this myself.  I live in the country where a swimming pool is considered frivolous due to the numerous lakes and famous river, so chlorine will not be an issue.  But I do swim in lakes up until they get closed to swimming due to algae later in the year, and sit in some hotsprings all day.   I'm really worried about the water collecting and sloshing around in my vaginal cavity.  Frequently, I smell pretty foul down there after swimming in the lake anyway.  But it would also be awesome if the cup kinda sealed me off from the water.  I can say I've never really noticed my tampons soaking up water, but I'm not so sure you could really tell for sure.  Also, I've yet to experience a yeast infection, and would like to keep it that way.  Would trapped water cause one?

Finally, I would like to know in your answer what cup and size you were using, if you have ever experienced a leaking problem with that cup, how much you feel suction with that cup, and does it set high or low?  (Sorry if that seems really out-of-line.  Looking for patterns.  I guess you could tell me to F* off too! lol)

Tags: leakage & spotting, sports/physical activities
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