joford (joford) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Looking to change from Mooncup due to leaking

Well I've finally got fed up of my Mooncup leaking and am looking to change brand.  A brief history:

Have been using Mooncup for around 7/8 years.  Initially (under 30 and pre-kids) I used the smaller size with great success.  This was the older style that was clearer plastic and became slightly yellowed with age.  Never any problems - it was fab and I loved it!  Then had my first child in 2006 and switched to the larger size Mooncup in 2007, think this was the newer style.  Had a few problems with this, it would often make me ache but didn't leak and was still ok.  Post 2nd baby the problems got worse, as well as aching it would roll around inside so that it was sideways, also some problems with leaking.  I got some advice from the people at Mooncup and they kindly said they would send me another smaller size (I had thrown my original one away) as it sounded as though although I was now over 30 and post-childbirth a smaller size would be more suitable.

This is definitely more comfortable and doesn't end up sideways, but I leak and always have to wear a pad.  Sometimes the leaking is just a bit but sometimes the whole lot tips out.  I've now also had a coil fitted and so my periods are heavy and the leaking is therefore more of a problem.

My cervix is fairly high and tilted to one side.  Since having my coil fitted on my heaviest day I need to empty probably every 3-4 hours, other days maybe just twice a day.  I always cut of the stem entirely as this is more comfortable, although I have to reach right up inside to grab the cup for removal (on heavier days it is easier as cervix is lower).

Can anyone recommend another cup to try - I was thinking Diva, but worried this will be too stiff.  FWIW I have used a diaphragm (contraceptive cap) in the past and never had any discomfort with this, which is obviously MUCH wider!

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Jo ;-)
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, cervix position, divacup, leakage & spotting, mooncup (uk), sizes/size issues
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