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17 December 2012 @ 06:05 pm
My cup does great when I'm upright. I use a small fleurcup, which doesn't have great capacity, but I never have problems during the day. If I take a brief nap, it might leak. At night it always leaks after hours.

At first I thought my pubic bone was squishing the cup and breaking the seal, because it's a softer cup and my anatomy is positioned that way. I think this is happening sometimes, but isn't the main problem?

The most recent time I woke, I know fluid had leaked out of the cup. But I tugged on it and the seal seemed fine. The suction seemed just like it should be.

What puzzles me is then I break the seal and empty the cup, and the cup isn't that full. It seemed like only half the volume was taken up, so it should be able to go hours longer before leaking.

I do have a sort of low cervix, but in the day time, the cup fills up to the holes and I feel it, and empty it. No problem. Why do the night time problems happen? I think it leaks only because all the holes get clogged or obstructed? 
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 18th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
I had nearly the same problem with the small Lunette, which is the same dimensions as your small Fleurcup. It was fine as long as I was upright, leaked like it wasn't there whenever I laid down. Argh. I wound up switching to the large Lunette. It solved the leaking problem. But it's a stiff-bodied cup and I wonder if the large Fleurcup wouldn't be more comfortable, especially on my BLECH heavy days. Check out wider cups to see if any of them appeal to you. The broader body might help.
pursuitofhealth on December 18th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Thanks. I've been planning to get a bigger cup anyway, and I want one that's firmer (not really firm). I am leaning toward the XL Meluna Classic, or maybe a softer cup that is really high capacity. (They might be too big for me but I want to try the highest capacity, and go smaller if I need.)

If wider solves it, I would be really happy. I just wanted to get all the input I can before I buy another, in case that's not my problem.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 18th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Have you seen the size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at the Community FAQ yet? Going from a small Fleur to an XL MeLuna is quite a jump. Compare the dimensions and be sure to follow links to side-by-side photos.
pursuitofhealth on December 18th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Yes it is. I have.

If it's too big for me, then maybe the large Meluna.

It would only be my nighttime cup and I think it's okay if it's slightly uncomfortable. I still like the small Fleurcup for daytime.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 18th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
OK. :o) Go with your gut. Get the one you would have wanted if you got another one instead. ;o)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on December 18th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
my cervix is low and i get this occasionally, it just seems to occupy more space in the cup depending on your position. but the default for me is having just 1/3 of the capacity so you are lucky:P
a large fleurcup should be great. a large meluna, not really. another possibility is the large miacup.
juliiie87juliiie87 on December 18th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Just FYI, Fleurcup is having their crazy sale again !
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on December 19th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I have a very low cervix and the opposite problem. My period seems to cease happening when I'm horizontal. In fact I generally wait until I get to work, after I've around for a while, to empty for the first time of the day.