candyland112 (candyland112) wrote in menstrual_cups,

How do I create suction with the Lunette?!?!?!?!

Hello Everyone,

I've been using a Lunette size 2 for about 6 months now. I already love it, but I still can't get it to work perfectly for me. I'm wondering if it's because my understanding of how a cup works is incorrect, or I'm just doing it wrong.

My first month with it, I was able to wear it for 12 hours on my heaviest day without any leaking. However, the first month is the ONLY time that the Lunette has worked perfectly for me. After that, I've always had leaking.

I'm wondering if my problem is due to my Lunette not creating suction. I don't know how to create suction or what it's supposed to feel like. I use the punch down fold and it always opens perfectly. Once I insert it, I rotate it a few times AND I also kegel it into place (I've heard that creates suction), but if I try to pull it down, it comes down easily enough (although it never slips out). When I pinch it to remove it, I do hear air escape, so does that mean that I created a proper seal? I don't feel any crazy suction when I insert or remove it.

Another thing I've noticed about my cup is that when I fill it with water, the water leaks out of the holes, and I mean they LEAK. Some people say they can fill past the holes and their cup still doesn't leak because of the suction, so that's another reason I'm wondering if I'm just not getting it right. Because, technically, when the cup's inserted, it sits sideways. That means the contents will reach the holes MUCH sooner than when it's sitting upright.

So my basic questions are:

(1) How do you create suction and what's it supposed to feel like?
(2) Are you automatically supposed to leak when blood reaches the holes or does suction prevent that?

P.S. Last thing: Does overnight leaking just come with the territory?

Thanks for your help.
Tags: leakage & spotting, lunette, seal & suction
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