August 28th, 2013

Blood collects on ledge in Mooncup - leeks out little holes - EEK!

I'm using a Mooncup for the first time this period. No matter how high or low I insert it in my vagina, blood collects on the ledge around the inside of the Mooncup just above where the little holes are, and then leaks out through them. I have to wear a pad to collect the droplets. I think I'm getting a seal - I do the sweeping-round check with my finger that the cup has unfolded properly, and I usually hear the sucking noise when it unfolds upon insertion. I squeeze with my vaginal muscles to make sure it's held tightly, too.

What am I doing wrong? I don't really understand how the blood doesn't come through those holes for everyone. I really want to go swimming with my Mooncup. Doesn't look likely. Please help!



My period has arrived so this will be my first time using my Lilycup (or any cup for that matter). Had a few practise runs yesterday with the cup and no problems getting it in or out. Will let you all know how the Lilycup performs over the next few days.

Lybera Menstrual Cup from Italy

Have any of you heard of this one, the Lybera menstrual cup from Italy. I've had a look on their website and it's made in Italy from platinum silicone
here is their promo video (tempted to sigh at this point!)
The dimensions are:
Small - length 45mm x 42.5mm (capacity to the holes 18ml / rim 24ml)
Large - length 45mm x 46mm (capacity to the holes 20.5ml / rim 27.5ml)