July 14th, 2016

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Hi, all!

Here's my situation:

I bought a Meluna classic medium a few months ago. On every cycle there are a few days (of heavier flow) that the cup leaks, even though the cup is fully open and forms a vacuum, and when i remove the cup it's not full.
Could it be that the cup is too soft?
When i insert the cup it never pops open by itself, i need to "help" it to fully open, but once open it does create a vacuum.
Should i purchase an harder cup? I was thinking about getting a Yuuki classic.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks :)

bladder pressure, shifting and leaking (sort of?)

hopefully im making this right! ive never posted on livejournal before (i made an account just for this) but i bought a small ruby cup a few months ago, ive been using it for maybe 2 or 3 months now and no matter what i do it doesnt seem to catch everything. i am SURE it is sealed completely, every time i check its opened completely and every time i remove it i need to break the seal. it does catch most of my blood but sometimes (usually) ill get spotting when i wipe and it will be outside the cup.

another issue ive been having is that it always feels like i have to pee. i already pee a lot as it is (i think i have a small bladder) but it seems to be putting pressure on my bladder and i even have had to remove it completely in order to pee once.

also, no matter how deep i insert it it always seems to end up very close to the entrance of my vagina. i have completely removed the stem because of this and tried inserting it multiple different ways. i usually use the 7 fold. if anyone has any advice for any of these issues i would be so grateful. i really want cups to work for me.

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Hey all!

I'm really new to cups (haven't even gone through one cycle with them yet) but I am optimistic amd have high hopes.

But I'm looking for advice on how to introduce my little sister to them. She's 13 and a virgin but I think she would be a good fit for using cups. I've got 10 years on her, have a kid, and am very comfortable with my own body. I want to get a few notches on my belt before bringing it up but advice on what to say or if I should wait longer since shes so young? She's only ever used pads as far as I know (that's all my mother has bought her although she's not sheltering by any means).

Thank you in advance!