noptimum (noptimum) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Allowing Cup to Overflow

So here is my situation.  This month will only be my second month with my cup, so I'm not super experienced with it yet.  My concern is, I'm a wedding photographer, and it just so happens that I have a wedding to shoot for a full day (full 12 hours) around the time my next period starts.  I'm heaviest at the start of my period, and I don't know yet how long I can last before my cup overflows on its heaviest day.  The other thing is, since I'm the wedding photographer, I can't leave and go to the bathroom for a long period of time, and I take about 10 minutes changing my cup since I'm still new at it...I've also never changed the cup in a public bathroom so I'm also wary of that...figured it would take me even LONGER.

So my question is this.  If I wore a heavier back up pad, and eventually the cup overflows at some point in those 12 hours, could I just let it do that and have the pad catch everything?  The thing that I don't know about is HOW cups overflow...like are they just leaks that sort of come out like a normal flow into pads, or could it suddenly spill and gush all it's content out which a pad might not be able to catch all of.  As photographer, I'll be on my feet for most of the day, and only sitting for short times during the reception (but always need to be alert for when I need to jump up again).

Btw, I have a small LadyCup, and small and large Lunette.  I'm really short as well, as I can always reach my cup with the whole stem removed.  I've never tried the large Lunette during my heavy days yet, and I'm worried that it might be too long during that time so I'm not positive if I can use that for those days.  I've only used the small LadyCup during my heavy days (since I only had one cycle with a cup)

I'd really appreciate suggestions for this.  I already have tons to plan for during a wedding shoot and I'd like to have this out of the way and not have to worry about it...
Tags: leakage & spotting
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