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21 February 2013 @ 12:05 am
I love my Mooncup UK (size B), but I have a slightly annoying issue with it. Normally my cup sits nice and low and easy to get at in my vagina, but without fail when I sleep it scoots up to sit right by my cervix, which makes it difficult to reach. Sometimes I get leaks first thing in the morning and I suspect it's the fact that the Mooncup has repositioned itself that causes that to happen, along with the fact that my flow is much heavier first thing in the morning than later in the day. (It doesn't leak while I'm actually sleeping - only when I get out of bed).

Why does it move? I've noticed it does the same upwards motion if I orgasm while wearing it (although it generally doesn't leak), but I'm certainly not aware of climaxing while I'm sleeping. My dreams are usually fairly bland and not particularly sexy. Am I having much more exciting nights than I realize??

Anyone have any words of wisdom on this issue? I'm fairly sure I'm inserting the cup right before I go to bed (I insert it the way I usually do, which never leads to leaks during the day). Why is my body sabotaging my good positioning?
juliiie87juliiie87 on February 21st, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
That's just the nature of cups to ride up by the cervix. The vagina being sleek and all... that's what they do. Any cup manufacturer who says otherwise (and for some reason, they all do) is just not being realistic. If you want your cup to sit "nice and low", you just need a longer cup. And if you want it to hold through morning as well as night, you need a higher capacity one. http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
neetzscheneetzsche on February 21st, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Actually your genitals do become aroused during sleep, male or female. It causes your cervix to rise and there's nothing you can really do about it. My cup leaks when I'm sleeping on my heavy days so I usually just dash to the toilet. If you can't do that, liners are also a good option.
juliiie87juliiie87 on February 21st, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
That's really cool info, thanks! :)
teacupcake89 on February 21st, 2013 11:58 am (UTC)
if it leaks when you get out of bed in the morning then it's most likely that the blood that has settled sort of horizontally while you were sleeping has righted itself and the cup is now full and overflows/leaks. a wider, higher capacity round bottomed cup like a large fleurcup or a large si-bell would be a good option, they both have good stems for removal too :)
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on February 21st, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
I leak when I wear the cup to sleep too but usually during the first two days since the flow is heavy. It does not leak a whole lot for me though; it ranges from light spotting to light bleeding (since it's over flowing) It did not matter if I used a larger capacity cup. So I did not think it was out of the ordinary. I just wear a pad for back up.

I am not sure what the Mooncup texture is like, but I use Lady Cup (works well for me because I have low cervix). I like the slippery surface because it won't move around. (Grippy surface cups like Lunette leaks on me when I change position).

I also heard that wide+firm cup like a large Fleur cup might work well. I don't earn a Fleur cup so that's all I know.

Edited at 2013-02-21 05:08 pm (UTC)
teacupcake89 on February 21st, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
you don't say what other cups you've used but perhaps your ladycup leaks more at night because the airholes are lower down?
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on February 21st, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yes I use large Lady cup on my first 2 days/nights. The rest of my period I use a small Lady Cup.

It could be because of it's low capacity even if it's a large or like you said the holes. I haven't tried other brands besides a Lunette Selene and it did not work for me...

But I think my cup is pretty reliable.

Edited at 2013-02-21 05:32 pm (UTC)