Megan (hdsqrl) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Different cup needed for different activity days?

I've been a happy L Diva cup user for about a year now (42 yo, with two kids.)  My normal day-job has me sitting at a computer all day, and I've had zero issues with cup usage, etc.  This past weekend, my period was due to begin, and it was also the first weekend of a 7-week festival I work at - which meant that I was on my feet all day, walking all day (as in, 11 hours of up and walking) and I discovered that my Diva, which normally is happily nestled in place without issue, REALLY wanted to slide down and come out to say hello.  At one point, I went to use the restroom and the entire cup (minus the rim) was sticking out.  I've not normally had an issue with muscle tone (can hold in ben-wa balls without issue), so while that might be the issue, it seems less likely...maybe the issue is just that being up and walking all day, pelvic muscles just get really relaxed?

My period didn't actually start over the weekend as expected, and I noticed that my cervix was SUPER low (far lower than I'd ever noticed before), so I finally gave up on wearing the cup and just rolled with the cloth pad I had on as backup and hoped that I'd wait to start until the weekend was over. (Which it did, whew.)

Suggestions?  Is a shorter (but still wide) cup the answer for these up-and-walking days?  Has anyone else experienced something similar based on different activity levels and cup behavior?

Thanks for any insight you can give!

Editing to add:  I'm in the US, so does this mean the Fleurcup is off the list of possibilities?  Based on comparison photos, that one seemed to be the next one I'd try.
Tags: brand comparisons, divacup, sports/physical activities

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