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07 December 2013 @ 10:43 pm
I have a size one Lunette menstrual cup I had horse riding in the morning and I rode multiple horses (Jumping, flat work, trail riding) and had no leaks at all. Then this afternoon I emptied my cup re-inserted and jumped in the pool for 2 hours, when I got out and went to shower there was the beginning of a leak (diluted blood on the toilet paper) and when I pulled the cup out a fair amount of water was in there! Why did this happen! I am also going swimming tomorrow so I need to know what to do. I am 13 and this is my first cycle using a cup.

There has also been more blood than usual as I though I was coming to the end of my period, could this be because I was doing flips and jumps etc. in the pool?

Thanks so much
Sammi x
Ashatenlegspider on December 7th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Water getting into the cup seems to be common, just empty it as soon as you get out of the pool. It sounds like you just had some leaking because it had filled up.

Using your core muscles might have pushed things out faster than if you were taking it easy all day.
periodwise on December 8th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's possible that the cup didn't fully seal before you went swimming or, perhaps was placed a bit too low. The activity you engaged in (horseback riding)before swimming most likely pulled the cup a bit higher within you and caused a good seal/suction to form. Next time, before swimming, try putting the cup in and pushing it up a bit higher and then pull it down slightly and then push it back up to make sure it forms a good seal.
nemesis27nemesis27 on December 10th, 2013 07:56 am (UTC)
That has happened to me using firme cups with soft never happened.
I think the cup hasn´t a good seal to the vaginal wall and any movement of your muscles makes water inside the cup.

Zzsomeone on December 11th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
My experience while swimming with my cup: I found that the way I kicked made all the difference. (I don't know real swimming terms) If I kicked like walking/ running, no problems. If I kicked like jumping jacks, the seal didn't hold.

On dry land, I can do about anything and it stays sealed, so I guess water makes the difference.