liimabean (liimabean) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Is occasional, unexplained leaking a good enough reason to buy a different cup?

I've been using a small diva cup for the better part of a year, and liking mostly everything about it.  The one problem is that occasionally I will have a large, sudden leak when the suction apparently loosens for a moment.  Today I was just sitting down when it happened; I ran to the bathroom immediately and the blood had already stained my shorts.  The otherwise great experience I've had with the cup is sort of ruined by these unexplained accidents. 

It always pops open all the way, it seems to be sealed, as far as I can tell it's pointed toward my cervix, I change it before it's full, etc.  (I've looked at advice for this problem on the forum.)

The one thing I can say is that I was a virgin when I started using it, and now I've become sexually active, and these kind of leaks seem to be more frequent.  I kind of doubt this is the case, but could my vagina have become more "stretched," and a larger cup might help?  That seems unlikely since I do have a good seal MOST of the time...

I am wondering if anyone had these problems with Divacup and successfully switched to another cup.... or do you think I should just stick with this cup that I've had an all around good experience with?  There are so many cups, it's kind of overwhelming, and the comparisons don't give me much sense of whether my problem would be solved.  One of the things I love about the cup is that it is saving a modest amount of money that I used to throw away on disposables, and I don't want to waste money by buying a few more cups.  Any experience you can share would help!
Tags: buying decisions, divacup, leakage & spotting
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