March 31st, 2016

Air bubbles and leaking Lena

Hello all!

I just got a Lena cup and this is my second cycle using it. I'm 25, no kids and I have a high cervix, almost my whole middle finger goes in until it hits my cervix. So when I put my cup in I use all the advice I see, I pop it open right when it gets passed my pelvic bone and then slide it up give it a twist and it suctions. I run my finger around it and it's fully open and my cervix is inside.

BUT when I sit or move around too much, sneeze,I feel air get it and the seal breaks and I get major leakage shortly after inserting. Or when i sleep I will wake up in the middle of the night with leakage. I have a medium to heavy flow but my cup usually is only 1/3 full.

Is my cup too firm or not firm enough possibly? Are my muscles too strong or too weak? I have a full stem because it rides up far, could that be causing it to leak? I'm just not sure. I feel like I insert it perfectly. It's hard to continue use when I work everyday and need something reliable. But I won't give up just yet!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Problems after 3 Cycles


For context, I am 32, and have had a c-section but no vaginal births. I've been lurking here for a while, and have tried to trouble shoot on my own.

I've been using a Lunette Size 1 cup for a few month now pretty successfully (after removing the very pokey stem on day 2 - ouch!). There have been some issues with getting it to open properly. It just feels too soft inside, and even by pushing on the back of my wall and using the 7 and origami folds; it never felt truly open and round, but seemed to work.

However, I went off of birth control this month to prep for pregnancy soon, so my cycle is much heavier this month. I'm thinking that maybe the popping problems I was having never really resolved and now that the flow is heavier it is no longer working. I'm getting major gushes, but the cup is still partially full when I pull it out to reinsert.

Complicating this problem is that I must have a very high cervix - the cup naturally goes very far up, to the point that I have to really bear down to get ahold of it for removal, and sometimes it takes a while to grab enough of the bottom to get it. This also makes it difficult to check for a good seal because it's really hard to reach in there and I feel like I'm going to dislocate a finger or wrist trying to reach so far.

Is it the cup size? Technique? Any ideas?