July 31st, 2017

Will my cup lower over night?? STUCK CUP!!

I'm close to 12 hours with this cup in and I cannot for the life of me get it out. I'm still super new to menstrual cups but I thought I had removal down..I was wrong. I usually bear down 3 times and it's pretty much out but no matter how much I push it's not moving (btw it's a meluna cup with a ball). At one point I thought I broke the seal as I heard it and had some pink on my fingers but it seems to have resealed. So far I've tried squatting, standing, one leg up, lying down and even had a relaxing bath. I'm not tensing but I can't actually grab my cup where it naturally rests, so not being able to bear down on the cup is a huge problem. It's almost 1am and I've been at this since 9pm, will the cup lower over night if I just head to bed?

EDIT: It's officially 2am so I'm going to bed, Hopefully I can get it out in the morning.
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Fixing leaking by strengthening pelvic floor muscles

Has anyone had success in truly stopping/fixing menstrual cup leaks by strengthening their pelvic floor muscles?

I've used a cup for years but have never had one be truly leak-free.  I don't know if it's a pelvic floor muscle issue (I'm 30 and haven't given birth) and both small and large cups will have some leaks.  I have a heavy flow and a low cervix.  The cup obviously leaks if it's full, but later in my period when the menstrual fluid is thinner it will leak a little bit as well, before it's even close to full (and especially when I'm sitting at an angle or lying down).

i love the idea of cups, and I've used one exclusively for years, but it's just frustrating to never have one actually be leak-free.  I wouldn't trust it to swim with, for example.

Any input is appreciated. :)