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27 June 2012 @ 04:46 pm
I have a Large Divacup I've been using for months now, with no problems at all. The one time I thought it leaked, it was actually the result of not wiping away that lovely uterine silly string we get now and then well enough. Now, for the second time in a row, it leaked!

Here's what the two  incidents have in common: 1) It was my heaviest-flow day. 2) The cup was nowhere near full, so it wasn't a capacity issue. 3) The problem didn't start until I'd done some walking (to the post office and back, both times). I'm thinking it might be a distance thing, because when I've walked to the bus stop (significantly closer) on my heaviest day I had no problem. 4) I'm not sure how important this is, but both times my period was also weird in another way: it started the night before what I would have called the first day, and was lighter than normal throughout.

This time I really looked at the cup before dumping and rinsing, and it looked like there was actually blood trickling through at least one of the holes! Even though it was only about half full. I'm sure it wasn't residual slobber because I wipe so thoroughly before reinsertion that I don't really have any. I also always make sure the cup is fully opened before I leave the bathroom (I've found the easiest method of insertion to be sitting on the toilet and using the punchdown fold).

I've walked that distance while using a cup before without problems, so I don't understand what's happening now. Any thoughts? 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 28th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking your cerviy may have been peeking outside of the cup. That or the angle, or possibly a lower cerviy stealing capacity inside the cup, making it overflow before it actually looks full.

A couple times mine leaked, I don't even know why, and all I can think of is that I must have misplaced it somehow. :( Your cervix moving around on weird periods might be the cause. I swore myself to always wear a cloth pantylienr just in case, too bad I couldn't do that with my bathing suit today ! (can you tell I'm frustrated right now... ^^)