LO-ren Ishii (hitokoe) wrote in menstrual_cups,
LO-ren Ishii
hitokoe
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HELP!

Okay, so I've been using a Diva Cup for four periods, and for the first three, it was smooth sailing. I felt incredibly liberated by not having to worry about pads and tampons all the time, and I felt much cleaner down there and greener in general! I thought I was all set, but for some reason, I am suddenly having problems now.

When I put it in (using the punch-down fold), I feel like I can't get a good seal, even though I am twisting it around like I'm supposed to. I've tried clenching, but it doesn't seem to help. As a result, I am getting some major leakage. I know that the cup isn't getting too full, and the fluid that comes out is always really thin and liquid. I took out the cup to examine it, and it looks like there might be some damage around one of the holes, probably from when I unwisely thought that I could be careful enough to clean them out with a safety pin (in my defense, I was desperate in a foreign country without potable water). Could this be the cause of my issues?

I really love my cup, but now I'm more uncomfortable wearing my cup than I ever was with paper products. Help!
Tags: leakage & spotting
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