Leen Isabel (leenisabel) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Leen Isabel

Diva leaking at night

I'm having issues w/ my cup at night. (Diva Cup Model 1. Late 20s. No children. Very heavy flow.)

The night the heavy part of my period started, my cup filled and leaked pretty badly by morning. I wore a pad, dealt with the problem and shrugged it off. (6 hours of sleep.)

The next night, my flow was lighter and by morning, I had leaked again. This time, the cup was only 1/3rd full, was in for 6 hours and I had emptied it completely before bed.

Any theories as to why this is happening? I make sure the cup is low to not go past my cervix and that the suction is secure before going to bed. However, I feel that the Diva might be too soft and long for me. Is it possible that the cup can "move" into a more comfortable position? When it's time for me to empty out, the cup moves inwards a little bit and the stem moves off and angles to the left. It's never perfectly centered.

My possible solution: Comparing my experience with the DivaCup 1 so far, I'm opting to try the Fleurcup L or MeLuna L. Both of which are shorter in length, are stiffer and have higher capacity than the DivaCup. I feel that the DivaCup might be shifting too close to my cervix or maybe some liquid is squeezing past the rim.

Notes: I exercised last night. Inverts, squats, abs -- the whole deal and had 0 leaking. When I go to empty the cup, I DO notice that it is a pretty flat oval shape. My muscles just squeeze it that way. I read that I should consider a firmer cup.

How does the firmness compare between a MeLuna Sport L & a Fleur Cup L? I'm on the fence between those two.
Tags: brand comparisons, divacup, leakage & spotting, sleeping
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