However, since about August 2008, it pretty consistently leaks every period. The only things I can correlate this with-- I came off birth control that month (would that have anything to do with this?), I have unfortunately not had any sex since about September, and in September I moved to Spain (did Spain make my vagina wider or something? haha).
I feel like I've tried to do everything with the cup-- twist it, fold it differently when inserting it, placing it close to the cervix, placing it far away from the cervix..... but it always always always leaks.
(side note-- I have not yet tried folding it inside-out since stem-pokage has not been a problem, but I shall try that next.)
Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do to solve this? Do I need a new/different cup? And finally, why the heck did it work so well for a year and suddenly stop??!! :(
At the same time, though, I still love the cup, because even though I have to wear pads now, at least the cup still helps curb heavy flows so that when I wear cup + pad it never leaks. Just sucks that I have to use disposable products again. I'm thinking that I'll get myself started on some cloth pads....
Oh yeah... I'm almost 23 years old and haven't had kids.
UPDATE 6 AUGUST 2009
OK so if anyone wants to know, here's what happened based on the suggestions people gave:
-I tried putting in the cup inside out. Still leaked.
-I bought the larger (size 2) Diva Cup. STILL LEAKS. Still need a pad. Grr.
-Next step is to buy cloth pads and hope those work.... will update on that.