June 7th, 2005

Lots of Leaks

I really don't know what I'm doing wrong. My divacup is fine for the first 5 hours or so, then it starts to leak. It does this more often than not. I know I must be getting a good seal, as it protects for several hours, but after that I don't know what happens. I think I have it in the right place, as I can't feel it at all when it's in. It also seems to migrate to its own position when I put it in. Please somebody help me, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm completely baffled as to why it would work for 5 hours, then stop (and it's only about half full, so it isn't overflowing). I think my cervix moves around, because sometimes it's in the centre, and sometimes it's more to the left. I don't think I could ever switch back to pads, but I have to wear them all the time now because I never know when the stupid thing's going to leak. I really envy all of you who say you never have any leaks :(
  • sniggy

how many days in a row can you leave the cup in for?

So my regular as clockwork period just arrived six days late for no discernable reason, and since I've been expecting it for awhile, I've had my cup in for the last six days. I believe recently there were some comments about not leaving your vagina "airtight" with the cup for too long, but do we know how many days is too long? I'm at six now, plus another four with my period. I'm washing it regularly. I'm not too worried, especially now that the system is being flushed more, but more curious if it happens again, how long will I have before I have to force my period to come by wearing new undies, light pants, and going to work with no form of supplies.