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20 July 2012 @ 11:42 am
I am 43, married and no children.

I went abroad last month and was a bit cross that I was going to have my period the entire week that we were away. My friend recommended a 'mooncup' (generic term) which I had never heard of. Did some research, bought a Mooncup A from Boots and had a dry run. Mmm.....not a good idea to have a dry run, little bit sore!!!

Anyway - went on holiday, Mooncup in one hand and 10,000 tampons in the other just in case the Mooncup didn't work. Mooncup was a great success, I went swimming, out for lunch (wearing white), had a tiny leak in the evenings (used a pad just in case) but otherwise it was flipping marvellous! Even managed to come back in the evenings drunk, empty it, wake up in the morning no mess anywhere and no leaks! Hoorah you say! A convert! In addition, Hubbie now knows everything about Mooncups etc

Currently now on my period and OMG what has gone wrong? First few days leading up to it the Mooncup was fine, got to my heavy days and I am leaking like a sieve. I can't even have it in for more than an hour. So as I type this my Mooncup is in my handbag and I am using tampons. I am going to try every morning to see what happens and am hoping that as 'it' quietens down the Mooncup can manage again. Of course, I am now worried that this will happen every month and last month was a fluke.

Any ideas anyone? Should I get a bigger capacity for the heavy days - although the cup is not full? From reading the site is this the 'cervix dipping in the cup' scenario?

Does anyone have two cups - one for heavy days and one for normal?

Fabulous site by the way - very informative.

Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 20th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
last month, did you use your mooncup on the heaviest days?
mooncup has a low capacity due to its shape... i think pretty much any hoop skirt-shaped cup should be an improvement.

are you inserting it the same way as on your vacation? same position especially? i was at my grandma's when i used a cup for the first time. she has the toilet and bath tub in the same room so there's a lot of space and i could spread my legs wide. i can't do that at home or in most public toilets XD nowadays I prefer to insert in bed or while standing.

and many people have separate cups for light days xD in many cases it's just because they first got one with a capacity that wasn't enough... or because they wanted to try out a new brand/colour or got a free sample (from meluna).

also can't help remembering the term beginner's luck, from the alchemist by coelho... it's happened to me as well XD