October 11th, 2013

me, self

Staining with Keeper Mooncup USA and nothing is working

So, first,the good news is this cup is now working perfectly. Trimming the stem solved my irritation problems and I can wear it for my entire period now! YAY!

Bad news is for some reason this month it got really stained. Like, super dark stains around the bottom and stem. I read through the tags, and tried soaking it for 4 days in white vinager and water, and sunning it, no luck. I can't boil it cuz it grosses my family out. Any sugestions? It looks icky and it's bugging me. But I don't want to replace it.

Still having issues with Keeper Moon Cup

I posted on here about two months ago because I was having trouble with the suction of my Keeper Moon Cup. Thank you to everyone who gave advice!
I followed the advice and got a hole puncher and widened the holes. I then used my cup again last month for almost a whole day and it was GREAT (I had to endure a long car ride) except that the whole time it still felt like it was pulling and made me feel slightly nauseous. It did actually relieve cramps, but I'm not sure a constant sickness is much better. So again I punched more holes in the thing, tried it again and I still can't shake the suction feeling. I can insert and remove no problem now. So I'm wondering if it has to do with how rigid the cup is. I am thinking of trying a Lunette (larger holes and a little softer) Is this a good idea?
Thanks again.
  • kmhmd

Could the Diva Cup block flow out of the cervix?

I have been using a Diva Cup for about 4 cycles now and it has made my periods so much more tolerable and less messy.

This morning when I removed the cup it was empty (very unusual for day 3 but I was not terribly concerned). I washed it and reinserted.About an 60 to 90 minutes later, I removed it before getting into the shower and it was full. It seemed like what would have normally come out over night can out all at once. Since then I have checked it several times because I was worried about leaks but there has been a 'normal' amount of flow in it each time.

I have never had anything like this happen before. Is it possible that the Diva somehow blocked the flow all night and then when repositioned this morning it all came out?