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Hi. I ALWAYS GET CLOTS. EVERY PERIOD. Ugh. The problem with clots is that they block one or more suction holes, causing a leak. I get fat clots that block up three suction holes. Is the menstrual cup right for me? I have two lunettes (one small and one large). The smaller one works for clots because it's smaller, whereas the larger one leaks even if the clot doesn't block up the suction hole. However, with both, they leak whenever the clots block up the suction holes. I'm thinking about investing in a fleurcup because it is soft and has big capacity, but I don't want to waste money if cups won't work for me due to my fat clots. What to do about the fat clots that block up the suction holes and are cups just not for me? I really want this to work.
 
charletnarouhcharletnarouh on October 21st, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm having some leaking issues when the cup isn't full and I'm pretty sure it's inserted correctly. I have a lot of clotting like you and The holes do seem to be getting clogged. I wonder if this is my issue. :-(
comedylover01 on October 23rd, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Yeah clots suck. What cup(s) do you use? I just ordered the Large Fleurcup, which has a large diameter, so hopefully the clot wouldn't fall out like it does with the Lunette. Also, I heard softer cups are better for clots, which I can provide anecdote evidence for, since my small softer lunette handles clots better than the bigger but much stiffer large lunette.
charletnarouhcharletnarouh on October 23rd, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I have a small Meluna and a size 1 Diva cup. I get leaks with both and clots in the holes of both. I think I need a wider cup. Maybe i should look at the large fleur. The Diva is too long for me. I can use it but it's less comfy. I want a shorter, wider cup. The small Meluna is definitely not adequate for my med-heavy, very clotty flow. :-(
comedylover01 on October 23rd, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Yeah! I have yet to hear a bad review about Fleurcup.

Though maybe you should research more before buying another cup. :)
charletnarouhcharletnarouh on October 23rd, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I was looking at the charts, the Large Fleur and the Large Ladycup are the same size and same softness rating according to the lists and charts. I wonder which one is better for clots. I was looking at the large lunette since it's in the same category but I didn't realize firmer was worse for clots.
comedylover01 on October 23rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Yeah do not get the large lunette. horrible for clots. omg. -___-

I've never been really interested in the lady cup because it has the hollow stem that I don't like. (they have the most adorable bags though! but i digress)

I believe the large fleurcup has more capacity than does the large lady cup. But I'm not sure. Do check on that.

Also, although i've never read this or tried it myself, the flare rim of the fleurcup might help clots go into the cup instead of slipping to the side of it. Don't know. But I think that with the flare rim, it would at least be harder for clots to leak through. Just a guess.
charletnarouhcharletnarouh on October 23rd, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
My clots never get out of my cup, they just block the airholes and then the cup leaks. I get minor leakage when the cup isn't full as soon as one of the airholes gets blocked. I only have clots the first 2 days or so of my flow and once the clots stop, the leakage stops too. So I'm pretty sure this is definitely the cause of the leakage. The hollow stem doesn't scare me because I have no need or use for the stem and a short vaginal canal and will probably just cut it off automatically regardless of the type. You do seem to be correct, Ladycup has a slightly lower capacity than Fleur. Please do let me know if the Fleurcup provides you relief from clot-related leakages.
comedylover01 on October 23rd, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
It would be a long time until I would be able to update you on that, though. Because of my history of eating disorders and my inability to deal with stress, my period usually comes every 2-4 months. I'm on my period right now, so....


But I will post about whether the fleurcup helps with clots or not.
mkchimkchi on October 24th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I use a Fleurcup and have clots every period. I've only used my Fleurcup for two periods, but I haven't experienced any clot-related leaking so far. Every once in a while there's a part of a clot blocking one of the suction holes, but I have yet to have that cause a leak.