Andrea (fushigi_na_chou) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Diva Cup leaking

Hello everyone! I have a Diva Cup, size 1, and I've had it for a couple of years now. When I first got it, I never had any issues with it leaking. Over the past year or so, however, I've noticed that it will occasionally leak, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. I always check the suction and placement, and there never seems to be any issue, but lo and behold, once or twice during my period, I'll find a damp, red/pink spot on my underwear from it leaking. During those times, the cup doesn't feel any different inside me; it almost feels as if I'm leaking from the walls of my vagina, rather than my cervix (which is probably due to blood slowly trickling down from wherever/however it's leaking out of my cup). I checked the tags on this, and it seems there could be a few possibilities, but I wanted to get some thoughts:

I do stretch out the holes when I clean my cup, because otherwise they will not unclog. I'm wondering if this has caused or led to the cup leaking.

I've become sexually active since purchasing my cup, which has more than likely caused changes in my vagina's topography, which could lead to how the cup sits in there (though when I first became active, the leaking wasn't an issue).

I've had sex multiple times with the cup in which may have somehow ... changed it? I don't even know.

What are some suggestions for fixing this problem? Should I just switch to a new cup? I have sort of been wanting to get a new one anyway, just because I can, but I also don't mind saving money if there's a free fix for this. Thanks so much in advance. :D
Tags: divacup, leakage & spotting
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