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Alice K Liddell
I have been using a Diva Cup for about 4 cycles now and it has made my periods so much more tolerable and less messy.

This morning when I removed the cup it was empty (very unusual for day 3 but I was not terribly concerned). I washed it and reinserted.About an 60 to 90 minutes later, I removed it before getting into the shower and it was full. It seemed like what would have normally come out over night can out all at once. Since then I have checked it several times because I was worried about leaks but there has been a 'normal' amount of flow in it each time.

I have never had anything like this happen before. Is it possible that the Diva somehow blocked the flow all night and then when repositioned this morning it all came out?

darkanddusty on October 11th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
I've definitely had that happen, both with my Diva Cup and when I used to use pads/tampons. I figure it's just gravity, and going from lying down to standing all of a sudden.

Sometimes it's also an annoyingly-giant clot, which makes the cup seem more full than it actually is.
Alice K Liddellkmhmd on October 11th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
Interesting thought about gravity. Usually my flow is much heavier at night then during the day. The clot is a possibility.

generalsmallmountainsmallmountain27 on October 14th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
ever so slightly obsessedscien on October 11th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get this regardless of whether I'm using cups or pads. I think it's just standing up. Sometimes if I've been sitting down for hours it happens too, especially on a heavy day.
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on October 11th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
I get this a lot in the mornings no matter sort of collection device I'm using. I always figured it was positional. Lying down all night I don't tend to bleed that much unless it's really a gusher of a period, but then as soon as I'm upright again things gravity works.
juliiie87juliiie87 on October 11th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
It happens to me too, whether I use a cup or cloth pads I pretty much stop bleeding at night, and more heavily in the morning. I suspect tampons may be different because they're absorbant.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 12th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
i get a variation of that where my cup overflows but thanks to gravity i make it okay to the toilet.
elisamba on October 12th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
I recently read a theory that the cervix regulates flow to some extent. It is one of the body's sphincters after all. This theory was that we could learn to control it somewhat, like other sphincters, and release our flow consciously, just like we can hold our bladder and then go to the bathroom. (Not saying I'm totally convinced, just putting the idea out there.)
generalsmallmountainsmallmountain27 on October 14th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
I could believe that, yeah. I read something years ago where people can orgasm without any physical stimulation. Just laying there with their minds. I guess some people can just get really in touch with their bodies. Cool idea. Thanks for sharing.