amethfulem (amethfulem) wrote in menstrual_cups,

A few issues...

After using the Mooncup UK for around half a year now, I can clearly say I'm happy with it- yet I think there are some flaws that I thought someone could help me out with.

Firstly, recently it seems that I'm having to wear pads along with the cup anyway; I don't know if this is purely down to because it's the heaviest days of my period? Bearing in mind that I go to school still, I try to only go to empty it once a day- I just put up with the pad because I don't like to waste them. I was thinking that maybe I might need a bigger cup, the only problem is that living in the Uk means ordering on the net and I'm only 16. Then again, if you feel that this is probably the problem then maybe some suggestions for me?

Also, I find that despite how confident I am with using the cup, I can't seem to use it quick or effective enough in public loos or round other people's houses; I take heck knows long trying to do everything at once and then worry so much that I'll get blood all over the place. Rather embarrassing really. This is going to sound gross, sorry! But, I've noticed that when I take the cup out the blood is sometimes 'string-like' and I literally sit there and have to wait until it 'falls down'- I mean trying to hold onto the cup, stopping any blood getting on the floor or my clothes and having to do that as well is just damn difficult. Anyone got any advice for me?

Tags: leakage & spotting, mooncup (uk)

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