b1ue1otus (b1ue1otus) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Not sure why it's leaking...

This is my first cycle using a Diva Cup size 1. I was doing great until my period started getting heavy, and now it's leaking pretty bad. I'm still trying to get the hang of positioning... The cup seems to leak around the time it hits the 7.5 ml mark, which I read could be a sign of a low cervix. I'm also wondering since I am 29, if I shouldn't go up a size. (I've never had kids)

Or should I just try it a few more cycles and see if I get the hang of things? The leaking is pretty annoying.

I found my cervix and it does seem to be pretty low, but half of the time I'm so concerned about just getting it in and getting it to pop open, that I'm not sure if I have it properly positioned. I'm also not sure how to tell if my cervix is taking up room in the cup, and wouldn't that mean I need a bigger size?

I guess I'll start looking in the forums and see what cups are recommended for a low cervix... The size chart is a little overwhelming for me. :-P

Any suggestions you can give me are appreciated... If there are any clues I can look for to narrow down what the leak might be caused by... I'm a little reluctant to go looking for another cup, even though I have a feeling maybe that's what I need to do.

***UPDATE***
The information you all have given me is really helpful! I think I'm starting to get the hang of things, and I'm really excited! :-P I'm glad I have this forum to come to, since I'm sure my friends are a little tired of hearing me talk about my new discoveries. My husband sees me on the forum looking stuff up all the time, and I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm crazy. :-D
Tags: cervix position, first time use, heavy blood flow, leakage & spotting, sizes/size issues
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