I adore my Keeper. I've been using it for three cycles, and now it's time for the question and answer portion of our program:
Q: On occasion, I use my Keeper for breakthrough bleeding. During those times, I have to empty it very infrequently. I like being able to forget about it for long periods of time, but is it unhealthy to leave it in for 24 hours or so? I ask because it seems as though the vag ought to have at least a minute or two when it's unobstructed.
Q: Similarly, during my period, I've found that I can empty my Keeper every 12 hours. Sometimes, if I'm busy, I leave it in a bit longer. Yes, this sometimes results in unfortunate leaks, but is it unhealthy as far as letting blood pool up in there? (Does that make sense?)
Q: I have mild Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is worse during my period. Consequently, there are some days when I'm pooping a lot. That bearing down makes my Keeper travel down closer to my vaginal entrance, so I usually end up removing it several times a day so that I can poop, which is inconvenient. Are there any tricks that I could use to prevent this?
Q: When I remove my Keeper, it comes with a mucus-y string of blood that it pulls out, and then the string ends up hanging out of me, which makes for some messy bathroom clean ups. Again, any tips or tricks?
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