160288 (160288) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Preventing leakage

I've been a happy cup user for over 2 years now and had no accidents unless it was full (and you'll see what I mean by that).
Just wanted to share some tips from my experience:

- DONT LET THE CUP GET THAT FULL.
When the content reaches the holes, the cup will leak.
Try filling the dry cup with water up to the holes and touch a hole with a finger from the outside...water will come out and drip down your finger.
That is what will happen inside of you too, but instead a finger there will be the vagina walls.

- MAKE SURE THE BASE OF THE CUP SITS AT THE ENTRANCE OF YOUR VAGINA.
If you insert it up higher you might miss the cervix which will not sit above/inside the cup.
I simply insert the cup halfway in folded condition (C-fold), let it open and then push it in place.

- CREATE LIGHT SUCTION/UNDER PRESURE... EMPHASIS ON LIGHT!
After the cup is in place, simply insert your index finger along the side and push one side of the cup towards the center.
That will let some of the air out. Now take the finger out and you'll feel that the cup is lightly suctioned in place.
The under pressure will help prevent liquids from coming out of the holes.

That's it! Hope it helped someone..
Happy menstruating!
Tags: leakage & spotting, teething troubles
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