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13 September 2013 @ 06:53 pm
I have a Diva cup and I have a few leakage issues in general, but I think most of it is residual. But every time I pee even if the cup has been working good for a while I'll get a little blood on the tp when I wipe, does that happen to anyone else? I s it normal?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 13th, 2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Perfectly normal. :o)
junexmommyjunexmommy on September 14th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
That happens to me I believe sometimes after you empty the cup you may still be bleeding fresh blood from the cervix that drips down the walls of the vagina before putting your cup back in its normal, it can be old blood too. I actually use cloth pad pantyliners with my cup during day and night for this reason but other than that mine never leaked unless I left it in all night like 12 hours on my heaviest day.
junexmommyjunexmommy on September 14th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
Also you may wanna check the seal by inserting a finger and running it around your cup make sure your cervix is in the cup and has a suction after inserting mine I grab the base. Or end of the cup and turn the cup slowly to create a better seal. Remember cups need to be emptied every 4-8 hours on heaviest days to medium or it can over fill, on light days every 12 hours.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on September 14th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
it might be residual slobber. wipe without peeing and see whether there's any blood. if it really happens only when you pee with a cup inside, a different cup may work better (or maybe flip your diva inside out? does it stick out when you pee?). otherwise it's definitely all about the technique.
Christ: pic#8256506mongoosedog on September 15th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
That always happens to me. I think it's about dilution. Blood of any sort thins out dramatically in water (or urine) without losing much color. If there's even a tiny bit of blood around your labia, it's going to be picked up and spread out by your urine, making it look like there is more blood than is actually there.

If you aren't sure, I've found I can test whether it's a true leak by waiting a minute and wiping again. Or on heavier days, just feeling around the base of the cup to see if there is blood on it.
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on September 15th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I don't have this problem at all.
Runeflyffe on September 16th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
This also happens to me, I'm pretty sure in my case it's because I bear down when I pee and this moves the cup down and breaks the suction momentarily.
ljtresna on September 25th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
I used to think it was leaking, but since it only happens when I pee (or use those muscles), I figured it's just residual from the walls because I push the cup down.