sonsonis (sonsonis) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Cup position and leaking

Hi there

I left a message a couple of months ago about my diva cup leaking.
As it was my first period with the diva, I had decided to give it an other try and see if I could solve the leaking problem.
Well, after two months and after trying a few tips, the problem is still there and I probably found out why the cup is leaking.
I've noticed that the cup always sits in my vagina leaning towards left. No matter in what position I leave the cup inside, it always goes towards left. Apparently it sits comfortable in that way. No wonder I always leak on the left side of the cup. I suppose that, given the position of the cup, the blood drops on the side and eventually reaches the rim of the cup making it lose the seal, even though the cup is not full yet. In fact, I always feel some air coming out before feeling the blood.
I had this problem also with the UK mooncup, which I had to give up as it rode pretty high even with the whole stem. That's why I bought a diva cup, it is easier for me to reach and remove.
I also bought a yuuki which seems to be larger, but I still get the same problem.
This is actually a big deal only during the first two days of my period, given the high blood flow, but it is still annoying I have to wear pads as a back up.

There might not be any solution for that but if one of you have had the same problem and found a way to solve it, please let me know.
I'm 30 so all my cups are the largest ones.

Thank you!
Tags: divacup, leakage & spotting, yuuki
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