lynswin (lynswin) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Cup turns upside down!


I started using a mooncup (UK, large size - as I'm over 40 and have 2 children), and after a short learning curve I found it was fantastic and got on fairly well with it.
Due to the fact that my periods were pretty heavy though, I soon changed to a large Divacup as this had a bigger capacity. I used this for a few months and whilst insertion etc was no problem and I found it comfortable, it always seemed to leak, sometimes just a ittle and sometimes a lot.

So I decided to try again with the mooncup, but when I went to take it out I found that it had turned itself completely upside down! This obviously makes it very hard to remove and won't hold fluid. I have no idea why this has suddenly started happening, but it happens nearly everytime now with the mooncup.

I was hoping to try a new cup seeing as I'm having problems with both but I'm just so confused about which one to get and the more I read the more undecided I am!

I am fairly heavy flow (although I'm going for a polypectomy next month so this may change!), but is squishy better than firm? Are bigger holes better? The main problem I find is leakage even though the cup seems to unfold properly and has a good seal.

I suffer with IBS and constpation and I think this has an effect on the position of my cervix, and even though I have read through the posts on here about finding your cervix, I still don't know if mine is high or low, or which way it tilts or whatever!!

I really want to find the perfect cup but I can't just keep buying them as it works out too expensive!

If anyone could help, I would appreciate it.

Tags: leakage & spotting
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