quietchords (quietchords) wrote in menstrual_cups,

longtime Divacup user having prob. and looking to switch...suggestions?

Hey everyone,

I thought this community might be the best place to ask my question as many of you are so knowledgeable about menstrual cups! I've been a divacup user for years and have been fairly satisfied with it but I've been having major leaks this "cycle" --more like random bleeding that's been going on for 2 weeks now...it's happened before (6 months straight of bleeding (!!) but all doc's I've seen say that it's not a problem (?!?!).

I've tried turning the cup inside out, making sure my cervix was inside the cup, putting it lower, etc and I still I'm getting bright red leaks every time even though there's hardly anything in the cup. I've had the same results with my spare (barely used) divacup too.

Also, I notice that despite being able to hold 30ml, my cup always overflows at 15ml and most people overflow at 25ml where the air holes are. Do you think I need shorter cup to be able to hold to full capacity? Even if I've never had a problem with the stem length?

Another major problem I have is getting the cup to create suction when I'm standing. I sit at home and it's a piece of cake, but stand in public restrooms. After all these years, It's still a hit or miss on whether or not I can get the cup to open up with air and create a seal while standing. I need to be able to not worry and get it 100% of the time.

Because of all of this I'm looking for a new cup. Any suggestions on a menstrual cup that is less prone to leaking, will overflow only when truly full instead of half-full, and is easier to create a seal when inserted standing??

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your help!!

PS: I'm 24, married, and no pregnancies
Tags: buying decisions, cleaning - public, divacup, fleurcup, insertion, leakage & spotting, meluna, sckoon, sckooncup, seal & suction
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