gingerade72 (gingerade72) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Kegels or wrong brand/size?

Hello all, I'm new here but have read a load of very informative posts already. I've just tried my first cycle with Diva Cup size 2. I know it takes a few cycles before really getting the hang of things, but the verdict's still out on whether this is the best cup for me. I'm 40 and have one child (have been a mom for 12 years). My first impression was that my flow was very heavy for the first few days and I had quite a bit of leakage. Clearly the cup still collected a LOT though. I did also have trouble with feeling like it was slipping down. I tried it inside out and it was better, but still slipped down quite a bit. Does this mean I need a shorter, wider based cup, and possibly with a firmer texture? I get that I could probably use some Kegels (told my husband this and he said he doesn't think I have a problem with that at all, just his TMI, insider opinion, heh heh), but in the meantime does this mean there is no appropriate cup for me?

Another specific activity I've had trouble with is singing. I sing in a band and when I really sing loud, my stomach and pelvic floor muscles push out and down. It makes the cup slip down, no matter what I do! This makes me really wish I had a different brand or size.

Also, if anyone has a link to info about getting to know your cervix location, that would be great. I have a feeling mine is low.

Thanks in advance!
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, cervix position, divacup, leakage & spotting

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