lullinatalk (lullinatalk) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First cycle!

So I've put in my small Lunette for the first time, emptied it once, and put it in again. It went pretty smooth, much more smoother than I expected it to be. I think I'll have a very small learning curve. WOOHOO! I just have some questions.

1. How do you know if your cup has popped open? I can't really feel it pop open, but it definitely did because there was blood in it when I took it out. I still got a small leakage which I think is just residual leakage. Would the leak be a lot bigger if my cup didn't pop open? Still on a pad and not sure if I should take it off.

2. It's my first day and I wore it for 3 hours. When I took my cup out, it was about 2/3 full. Does anyone else get this much flow? I seriously think I can't wear my cup through the night.

3. Is it possible, if I do wear my cup through the night, for the blood to flow backwards? I heard this can cause problems.


Edit: Thanks for the replies everyone! I'll sleep with the cup and the pad on tonight and see what happens.
Tags: first time use, health risks, heavy blood flow, leakage & spotting, popping open, sleeping
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