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16 May 2012 @ 05:16 pm

I cannot for the life of me figure out why my cup is leaking so much. I have just replaced my medium MeLuna for a small Mooncup as i couldn't get the MeLuna to open properly, it was always kind of squished and leaked more than it didn't. So, i think the Mooncup is an improvement as it opens easier and seems less squishy. So, this is my first period trying the Mooncup, i tried the MeLuna for 3 periods and abandoned it.

I follow the instructions to the letter, I use a push down fold, i push it in towards my back and after a bit of poking and twisting it opens. How do I know if there is a suction seal? It is REALLY easy to remove you see, and it leaks. A lot. I don't have a very heavy flow yet I do get bad cramps. I have tried leaving it low down and pushing it a bit higher up. I have also recently been for a smear test, the nurse had a little trouble locating my cervix so i presume it is quite high up, i haven't managed to feel it yet.

I am wondering if I am missing something really important that I'm not doing ... I have read A LOT of forums and website advise and the only reason I can think of is that I'm not positioning it properly. I have tried feeling for my cervix but alas, it does not wish to be found. If I have a weirdly high cervix could this be the problem? Also, sometimes when i put it in i can hear air inhale which i am assuming is the seal? But it still leaks. MEH!

Kind regards,

Current Mood: confusedconfused
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 16th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
At this point it sounds uncertain to me whether or not your cup successfully unfolds and seals, because it's so easy to remove.

Basically, you need to allow some air to reach the top of the cup so it can inflate like a ballon or unfold like an umbrella in reverse, if you catch my metaphors hehe. While you do this, you need to make sure your vaginal walls don't collapse the cup. The way to prevent this is mostly by being as relaxed down there as possible, and maybe even bear down a little so your canal opens. If that's not enough, you may need to push the wall away with a finger next to the cup. Have you tried inserting lying on your back ? Either that or sitting on the toilet is what works for most users.

Keep trying, but if everything fails, I would advise looking for something larger and longer (and possibly firmer) so it would most likely encircle your cervix better and be easier to reach with your long canal.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 16th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Is your cervix hiding where mine is? If so, try my technique:

I insert my cup so the rim is just beyond my pubic bone and then allow it to open fully there. I use my finger to create an air channel on the soft back side of my vag. I use the punch-down fold with the folded part facing down/back so that I can feel it pop with the finger I have in there.

Once open, I give the base/stem a healthy nudge rearward to point the opening kinda toward my upper abdomen and then give the cup a boost as I Kegel it up and into place.

I rarely miss my cervix that way. Will it work for you too? I hope so. :o)