divacupaerb (divacupaerb) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Major leaking issues

Of course, I join the community and sing the praises of the Diva cup, just to have major issues this cycle. This is my third cycle and I really feel like I've gotten the hang of it, and yet I'm having major leakage. My first cycle I had a couple of leaks, but for the most part was fine, which makes sense since I was just getting the hang of it. My second I had no issues. None whatsoever.

This time is an entirely different story. I'm finally really good at insertion and getting the seal. I can feel that it's opened completely and can even do the 360 degree turn that they recommend in the instructions. I also push a finger against the wall of the vagina to make sure it's had room to open fully and it has. Yet every single time, I get major leakage, and when I remove it, there's blood all along the outside and the cup isn't even half full. I can't figure out what's going on and it's driving me nuts.

I will take any suggestions I can get, and I've gone all throughout the forum and it doesn't seem that there's anything I haven't tried short of getting a new cup. I'm hesitant to think that that's the issue though since it worked so well the last time. I have the Diva cup 1, I'm 26 and have never had kids. I do have a heavy flow, but this is happening without overflow, so I can't quite figure it out. Normally my cervix is pretty high but during my period I can feel it, I'm not sure that that would be the issue either though since it's a pretty far reach (tmi, sorry)

Thanks for any help in advance.
Tags: leakage & spotting

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