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planetunity
29 August 2013 @ 06:46 pm
hello to all. I was hoping some of you can help me with this issue. this is my first cycle using a sckoon cup and only my second cycle using menstrual cups. I got the wrong size the first time and experienced leaks. I bought the sckoon size 2 this time and the first time I put it in I didn't get any leaks accept for maybe residual blood. when I took it outlater that day to empty it and put it back in it started to leak and no matter where I positioned it it leaked. i make sure that its all the way open every time but it keeps leaking more than the residual blood.Ill put the cup in and check it 30 minutes later and im leaking but when I empty it its barely passed the flower design at the base. not sure what im doing wrong at all. I can easily reach my cervix and I was told sckoon was for shorter cervixes.like I said im new to this and i know its different than putting in a tampon so with time and patience im sure ill get it, but im just a little frustrated. how long did it take some of you to figure out what your were doing wrong before the leaks stopped?
 
trejoytrejoy on August 30th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
My cervix used to play hide-and-seek with my cup. It took a while for me to learn (before finding this community) how to find and surround my cervix at any given position during my period. Now I go looking for it when I'm ready to insert and sweep my finger around the cup to ensure it hasn't managed to peek part of itself out over the edge!
ragdollmom88 on August 30th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
When I first started using cups I experienced leaks that were due to my cup not sitting around my cervix like this (o) I have been using cups for so long now that I no longer need to do this step but when I was still learning I would insert the cup and pop it open. Then I inserted a finger in alongside the cup so that my fingertip is touching the rim. I would then press against the rim and if I could feel the rim touch my cervix I knew it was in correctly and I would then do a finger sweep to ensure the cup was open and the seal was still intact. If I could press the rim until it touched the opposite side of the rim without touching my cervixI knew the cup wasn't sitting properly. I'm not sure if I explained that quite right so let me know if I need to clarify.
planetunityplanetunity on August 30th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
you explained it perfectly. ill have to try that. thanks so much
elisamba on August 30th, 2013 09:37 am (UTC)
In addition to the other replies, did you make sure the holes were unplugged? And did you try other folds? I find punchdown a bit deceptive, since the bottom can feel perfectly round as if the cup was open, while the rim stays down. My favourite for my soft cup is half-diamond, gives extra springiness and I can easily nudge the rim up.

Edited at 2013-08-30 09:40 am (UTC)
planetunityplanetunity on August 30th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
ive only done the c fold so far. I tried punchdown fold once but it didn't really work for me. had a hard time getting it open. I always make sure the holes are unplugged too. ill have to try the half diamond fold. I heard the labia fold and the origami fold work well with soft cups too. thanks for the pointers. I really appreciate you
elisamba on August 30th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, C fold really doesn't work for my soft cup! (Organicup). Good luck :-)