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eci_frog
14 April 2013 @ 04:23 pm
Hello fellow menstrual cup users!

I've recently converted to menstrual cups and I'm very glad to have done so. I'm never going back to pads or tampons ever again! I'm currently on my second period with my small fleurcup (purple, I just love that they come in so many colours!) and everything have been going well so far. It's just that when the cup is a little over half full (after about 6 hours) it starts leaking. Well, just spotting so far, I take it out and empty it then The leaking/spotting is accompanied by what feels like air escaping form my vag (burps?). At first I thought it was because I put it in in the wrong angle, but now I think it's because my cervix is taking up room (when the hell did it travel down so low?!). I think I normally have a high cervix as I can barely reach it with my middle finger, but I discovered today that my cervix decided to move quite a bit down and a little to the right. And it doesn't help that my fleurcup likes to settle in real high up there...
     I don't really mind that much, it's just that in some situations it would be convenient to go more than 6 hours before emptying it. I have a job that sometimes requires me to be away from a bathroom for 8 or more hours and while it okay to squat down behind a bush in the forest to take a piss, it's not so fun to try and empty and clean a cup or deal with a pad or tampon (which was one of the reasons I wanted a cup in the first place).

So, now I ask you good people of this fine community: Is there anything to be done? Will a different cup help? Or a different size? (I'm 26, not sexually active, no children, moderate flow)

Any help appreciated :)
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 14th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Good question, usually I'd say no, but who knows? it could just be the air being displaced by new flow that brings it down and out? It's especially likely if it's, hum, light brown, which would indicate old blood mixed with regular discharge. Sorry for the TMI! ;)
eci_frogeci_frog on April 14th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
In this case TMI is a good thing :) cause that's just how the spotting is. Sorta light brown. I'll try to brave it next time and see what happens if I don't empty it until I believe it's full.

Thanks! :)