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.