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27 January 2014 @ 01:28 pm
I'm 32, no pregnancies. I've had my Lunette (size 2, bought for the capacity) for about 7 years and not really had a problem ever, until now. I've browsed the tag and haven't seen one with this particular problem.

Sometimes, unpredictably, when I'm wearing my cup (whether I'm on my period or I'm anticipating it), when I do a wee, it shoots out horizontally under the toilet seat and onto the floor! Luckily it's generally not hitting my clothes! The only way I can guarantee it won't happen (once it's happened, it's not a coincidence) is to lean back and take my feet off the floor which is a bit awkward.

It is literally like the rim of the cup is acting like sticking your finger in a tap to spray water at someone!

Has anyone else had this problem? My Lunette has seen better days aesthetically; but I'm now unsure if I should go for a new one (I'd like a Selene this tine. :)) if that would help; or go back to the charts and end up maybe buying a couple before I get my Goldilocks cup, buying a new one would be a financial ouch at the moment, let alone the latter.

I've Googled for the problem, separately from cups, and found it happening in people much older than me and generally going through the menopause. I don't have any symptoms like that.
 
Megan: EhhSqrlhdsqrl on January 27th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
How funny - not for you, but because I've experienced this same thing, multiple times. It's getting now to the point where I need to lean far forward to make sure I only hit the toilet, and not shoot (like you said) between the lid and the rim and end up hitting my clothes. Bizarre, huh?

I'm interested to see if others have ideas for us!
bad_pixie_000 on January 27th, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Well I'm glad it's not just me! ;)

I hope someone comes along who has had it happened to them and found a solution!
Meganarwen_17 on January 28th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
I tend to have this also when I'm aroused, not just when I'm wearing my cup.
generalsmallmountainsmallmountain27 on January 28th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
YUP.

I also can't really empty my bladder very efficiently. Sometimes, I can't empty it completely because of the cup. It's like it's blocking in some of my urine. I use a DivaCup and absolutely adore it, except for the weird peeing things. All in all, still way better than tampons!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 29th, 2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
It's never happened to me, but I would advise, if you're looking for a new cup, to pick a softer one, the Lunette being one of the firmest there is, this might play a part in pressing on your urethra or whatever is happening there : http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/
bad_pixie_000 on January 29th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I will get looking at the softer cups and pick one. It is getting ridiculous now. Obviously something's changed with my anatomy but also maybe the age of the cup (getting stiffer? No idea) having an impact.