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02 March 2014 @ 06:00 pm
Let me drop some stats on you real quick. 21. Never had kids. Nonvirgin.
I researched menstrual cups for days and fell in love. Inserting it, I can't even tell I have one in! I love everything about the Diva Cup. Did a dry run the day before my period started and everything worked great. No leaking at all! However, Days 2 and 3 (currently day 3) I have been leaking EVERYWHERE. I am pretty sure it has sealed, since I will do a check and not feel any indents. Last time, I pushed the front wall of my vagina and heard the suction. Was pretty sure it was good to go! Alas, it leaks everywhere at night. I'm not sure whats going wrong. I love the diva cup and it solves about a million problems for me, so I don't want to give up! But I am getting quite discouraged.
sammie_strange on March 2nd, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
Also, after I use the bathroom there's a little blood on the tissue paper. Is that normal? Is that a sign that I'm doing something wrong?
trejoytrejoy on March 3rd, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
Sounds like your cup may be next to your cervix rather than under or around it. I know the feeling because I did this on and off for a couple of years (before finding this forum!) It was extremely disheartening and caused me rather severe anxiety, but I didn't give up!

Once I found my cervix (mine tends to sit toward my tailbone and to the left) and learned to sweep my finger around the cup after inserting to make sure no part of the cervix was to the side of my cup, I had no more trouble. But I have a low cervix. Have you any idea of your cervix position?

Generally, there may be a little dribble/slobber when you've inserted the cup since it doesn't squeegee up all the flow on vaginal walls as it enters. However, if the cup is positioned correctly, after the residual is wiped up, there should be nothing more.

Edited at 2014-03-03 02:43 am (UTC)
Luceafaraluceafara on March 3rd, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
Either what trejoy said (you may not point it where your cervix is) or could you just need a higher capacity cup, maybe? If your cervix takes up space in your cup, it may make it overflow once the cup is full. To be sure that it's not your technique but the capacity, I would do a dry run and insert the cup in the shower (to ensure there is zero slobber on the vagina walls) off period. If it catches all your discharge, your technique is good and you may just need to get a higher capacity cup. If it does not catch all your discharge, it won't create a mess.
sammie_strange on March 3rd, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, folks! I tried the 7 fold and haven't had trouble during the day. But when I sleep it leaks.
I'm not to keen on cervix positioning, but I can touch mine with my finger (if I really get it up there, ha). What should I do?