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Hi. I need help with figuring out what I could be doing wrong with my stiffy Mooncup sz B since it keeps making farty sounds and then being leaky not too long after every time I insert it now. It starts to feel slidy for no apparent reason - I'm not doing anything with my vagina/ giggling/ contracting anything any differently and it does feel all sucked in and alright upon insertion. Yet later it starts to feel like I've just passed gas through the vagina. This is my second period with it, and I'm a fist time user. I was pretty happy with it the first time and had no issues. However, this period I am experiencing nonstop leakage. At first I thought that maybe I inserted it sloppily or it was getting full too fast... but it just kept happening. It even leaks when there's barely anything in the cup when I remove it to reinsert, and I do dab everything clean upon inserting so its definitely new bleeding. I've reinserted it about a dozen times a day for three days in some varied ways as well as same ways I got it to work when using it on the first period. A basketload of bleedy panties later, it still makes a queefy sound in less than half an hour into me putting it in and walking out of the bathroom. It pops open fine and feels correct and as thought it sits right and tight when I gently tug at it to check that its sucked in. What is going on? Did my vagina get lazy at holding things? Thank you so much for any help. I really like the cup and want to rekindle this previously nice relationship we had going there...
ozonemamaozonemama on April 23rd, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
I had similar problems starting with the second cycle using cups. I have just completed my third cycle and think I have found the issue for me. I think the opening of the cup wasn't completely covering the cervix. The cup was opened fulled and in place but I was still having constant leakage. I realized (a little to late) this cycle that if I inserted my finger on the underside of the cup and pushed back that there was something nubby hanging over the side of the cup back there. I pulled on the stem to move the cup down and used the finger to tuck in what was sticking out. After that no leaks but of course this was the last day of that cycle. Hope this helps somehow and good luck :)
divainahurry on May 14th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
I don't quite understand, is the cup supposed to suction to you cervix? the directions with the diva cup say the cup should be quite low, right at the start of my vagina.
ozonemamaozonemama on May 14th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
No...its not supposed to suction to it but for most people it sits up and around the cervix. For some people it will sit lower like diva suggests but for me (I have a fairly high cervix) it works better if it is up higher.
margar02margar02 on April 23rd, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
ozonemama has the right idea here. I just tried out my new small Meluna after switching from the small Diva Cup. The circumference of the opening of the Meluna is quite a bit smaller than the Diva's, and I experienced the exact same problem Ozonemama describes. It can be tough to maneuver your hand to feel the back of your vag/cervix, but it' worth a try.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 23rd, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
The easiest way for me to fit a cup + fingers in there to check is to lie on my back, resting on an elbow, if that helps anyone.