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29 March 2014 @ 10:02 am
Hello everyone,
so I'm having the same problem on my last post! I have tried checking to make sure that the cervix is covered by the cup (it is), I have tried different folds (been sticking with 7 fold and punch down), I have run my finger around the outside of the cup and pushed the wall of my vagina to make sure there's suction (it makes a sucking sound, so I guess that's working), and I've even done kegels! I did not leak when my period started in the daytime, but it leaked a teeny bit during the night (2 separate drops, not bad).
Another post said that the user had a much too heavy flow and it was overfilling. Well, it barely went over the double lines at the very bottom last night. So light (wow). However, there was a lot of slobber after waking up in the middle of the night to pee (hehe) and then waking up too pee in the morning (gotta stay hydrated). Like, a lot of it on me, but none on the pad I was using.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? The only other thing is that the stem pokes out a little, but it hasn't irritated me at all.

I have the Diva Cup 1 and would hate to have to replace it (super broke college student, yay). Any ideas what is going on? I would love to master this thing during this cycle.
 
Luceafaraluceafara on March 30th, 2014 07:08 am (UTC)
There are a few similar posts about the diva cup. I wonder if the shape maybe just doesn't work for you at night.
sammie_strange on March 30th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, so now I'm really thinking that I just didn't insert it right. Maybe I'm not putting it in "horizontal enough." I tried it last night and had ZERO leaking and the cup was nearly full this morning. However, I still think that is strange because even before my cervix was in the cup. o_O wth is the difference
putting the jew in judicialquackington on March 31st, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Have you noticed that there are certain positions that you lie in that might lead to leaking? If so, perhaps that is one position that you might sleep in.

For reasons I can't even understand, there is one position that I can lie in that will always make my cup leak. It'll be perfect during the day, during hockey, biking, swimming, sex, sitting, whatever, BUT if I am lying on my back with my legs bent, it always leaks. It doesn't happen often, but sometimes I will wake up to a leak AND I have noticed that I always wake up in the on-my-back-with-legs-bent-at-a-45-degree-angle position.

Just a thought.

sammie_strange on April 2nd, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
Turns out I wasn't getting a good enough seal. When that thing suctions its way up in there, I have 0 problems with leaking. Used the 7 fold and had NO leaks! I'm so happy! :D