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kiba_koumori
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I saw that some of you never get your undies stained at all since using the cup. Any advice for me?

NOTE: I have heavy period on the first 2 days. So they would leak on those days when full.

To avoid leak I would have to empty is about every 2 hours; this I understand, but how do you manage to not get any staining after emptying and reinserting without using liners?
[TMI warning!!!:::Is it because my labia minora is an "outie"? is it because I have low cervix??]

I have used Ladycup, both sizes. Both leak. I can never let it fill passed halfway, otherwise it leaks.

I now use Sckoon cup, which should have more capacity, I can't let it flow over midway either. So the higher holes do not help.

So yeah, my problem is not really about leaking (it is inevitable for the first 2 days), but how can you manage to avoid staining at all? Blood stain is really hard to get rid of. Just want to avoid staining besides having to us a panty liner because it is such a waste.

Thanks :)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 16th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
I was never able to conquer what we call "residual slobber" so I just use liners. I think a liner a day is a small price to pay for all of the other benefits of cups. If you think the disposable kind are a waste, then look into cloth ones. Others can give you lots of good advice about those.

Also check the replies under the "leaking & spotting" tag for lots of good advice for swirling, twirling, super-wiping, etc, etc, etc. Maybe something there will do the trick for you?
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on July 17th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you. I tried some method but sometimes I can't really do it in public bathrooms. I will look at some other methids I haven't tried. Thank you for the suggestions
Quitteriequitterie on July 20th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
What is the difference between swirling and twirling? :)
neetzscheneetzsche on July 16th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
I am slowly replacing my underwear with all-black ones. I always get a few drops on my heavy days, but black doesn't stain.
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on July 17th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
I can relate to this! I try to wear black when on my period but sometimes I run out lol
Ashatenlegspider on July 17th, 2013 12:48 pm (UTC)
If black underwear is sufficient, I think just getting a few more pairs would be the easiest solution. I mostly go for non-black when I'm not on my period so I've got enough black to see me through when I need them. Also, handwashing a couple of pairs is quick and easy, so just do that if you notice you're going to run out before the next load of laundry.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 16th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Dark plum or brown or black undies, wearing the cup in advance before AF starts and not letting it overflow (having a light flow helps with that one, I'll admit!) and mostly... CLOTH LINERS. Which you can make yourself if you're at all handy, you don't even need a sewing machine if you're patient. http://www.ecomenses.com/ is a good place to start, but there are hundreds of shop that sell them for all budgets on Etsy, and if you ask me they're the best thing ever next to cups and chocolate, obviously.

Also re: blood stains ? peroxide and oxyclean are your best friends.
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on July 17th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link. I will refer to it onc I make my own I am quite handy just dont have the time to really make any. I have considered getting some cloth liners but I probably wont use it in the summer.
Bountygina_trent on July 17th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
As someone who hand sews her pads and liners I can say that they normally take me about half an hour per pad to make. This should be less for others as I tend to get really distracted with the internet. lol.
trejoytrejoy on July 17th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)
I make my own liners as well. Not difficult if you're the 'crafty' type.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 16th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
And on the other hand, my "period panties" are all white cotton. I rinse them in cold water so the stain doesn't set and then soak them in hydrogen peroxide. Cheap and readily available here in the US.

Edited to add: Oxyclean is basically peroxide and baking soda.


Edited at 2013-07-16 10:29 pm (UTC)
kiba_koumorikiba_koumori on July 17th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
I have oxyclean. I will do that to save my undies. Thanks!
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on July 16th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
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hi kiba_koumori! Could you please remove the gendered language from your post? We explain why we ask that here. Thanks!
tjs77tsa on July 16th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
I use peroxide also I just pour some on any spot and then throw them in the hamper and wash as usual and I never get stains.
perigrineperigrine on July 16th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
I wash my undies in warm water with half decent detergent (no soaking, and not even immediately) and rarely get stains that last past two washes.
ginny587ginny587 on July 17th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I've had this problem, too, but part of it is from slobber getting all over me (externally) while emptying. I have no idea how this happens, but it always does. On my super heavy days I'll use a Summer's Eve wet wipe, otherwise I'm just super meticulous with tp. Just something to look out for, but it looks like there are a ton of good tips on here already. =]
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on July 19th, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
I wear black underwear :)
Quitteriequitterie on July 20th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
I read that after rinsing one's cup, one could put her cup back, remove it immediately = and the external part would get most of the residual slobber, rinse it, and then just reinsert the cup right back.^
But I never tried it, as I don't have a very heavy flow.