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25 June 2012 @ 08:32 pm
I apologize for any mistakes in posting. I'm very new to livejournal.

Hello, fellow cup users! Currently I'm on my second day of my cycle with my DivaCup (small), and things have been going well with the learning curve. I've fixed some minor leaking problems by switching folds (7 fold to C-fold, which is easier to open and also gives better positioning). However, when I went to pee today I felt bubbling inside the cup (like a "vj fart", as a user in a post I read affectionately called it), and when I wiped I found some blood. Taking out the cup, I saw the cup was only half full, yet the air holes were filled with blood. The same thing happened yesterday, though the cup was full that time (so yes, the holes were also filled with blood). I know this isn't residual slobber because I made sure to get it all out the last time I went to the bathroom.

I know the Diva's air holes are smaller than other cups', and people have made them a bit bigger by using a needle. Does this sound like the cause of the minor leaking? I can't think of anything else other than perhaps my cervix is taking up some room in the cup on my heavy days, but that doesn't account for the bubbling sensation.

Thank you for any help!
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 26th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I'm guilty of the "vj fart" expression.... :/
What it basically means, is that air was being displaced to let room for blood. If the holes were clogged, this might have cause the cup to un-seal and leak, or maybe it was full from your cervix stealing capacity and it just overflowed. Or it just moved down some blood that was already hanging next to the cup. It's hard to tell without taking a look - more like a feel - at your cervix. Make sure you empty often on those days and clean the holes carefully by squirting ater through them, usning the palm of your hand to form a seal.

If you think the Diva is a bit long for your body, try flipping it inside out and wear it that way.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 27th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
The Diva's holes are small but they're already bigger than a needle. Sticking things like toothpicks through them only enlarges them temporarily. The silicone stretches for a short while, then goes back. Some have had better luck with small drill bits, scissors and body piercing "punches."

FYI, the holes in my Lunette are appx 1/16" or 1.5mm or a 13g body punch.