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Hannah Burleson
Okay folks -

23 years old. Married. Never given birth.

I have:

Small Mooncup (UK) - ruled it out early on because I HATE the stem, even with it cut off all the way

Small Lunette - My favorite - this is what I use the most often

Large Fleurcup - I like it but the ridges on the bottom and the stem or more irritating then the Lunette.

I HAVE had success with my Lunette in the past just a small number of times. I am currently on my 5th cycle with the cups. The last cycle I had a couple of instances with NO leaking where I emptied the cup and it was ACTUALLY full. But these seem to be so rare! I always check to make sure it is open all the way. It seems like I just can't always get the right positioning. I've only managed to find that magic spot a couple of times. The times I did were amazing and totally sold me on the cup. But I can't seem to get it consistently! It's so exasperating because I do the same thing every time and it seems like it should work consistently.

The last time I sought advice, I was told to aim towards my belly button as I insert. That seemed to help a lot initially. However, I have continued to follow this, and now it is not always solving the issue.

Someone please tell me that over time this will get better. I really WANT to get to the point where I don't have to wear a pantyliner or anything or have ANY leaking.

Also, I know there is the slobber stuff but this isn't just slobber. I can tell the difference between when it's just slobber and when it's actual leaking.
trejoytrejoy on April 6th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
I feel your aggravation and relate.

One of the issues I used to have was unknown cervix position. The cup needs to be under (or around, depending on the dangly-ness of) your cervix. If it isn't it would be like holding a glass next to a running faucet, rather than under it. Until I learned that my cervix position could change from day to day as well as cycle to cycle, I was one frustrated cup user!!

My other problem was narrow cups. A too-small cup could lead to leakage as well if it shifts out of position easily. Since you already have a large Fleur, trimming the stem and using a nail file to reduce the irritating nubs could be a solution?!

Edited at 2014-04-06 08:48 pm (UTC)
m03m on April 7th, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
Yes, filing down the grip rings on your Fleurcup might very well make it usable for you. And since it's wider and has a wide flared rim, it's harder for the cup to miss your cervix.
Kathlynekathlyne on April 7th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm going to agree with previous posters and add that a dangly cervix may be contributing to your leaking, and the large Fleurcup has the rounded bottom that allows for more capacity at the bottom when the cervix is taking up room at the top.

If you have a dangly cervix you might not be able to wear the cup until it is full to the top because your cervix takes up room in the cup. It gets full, you leak, then take it out and it doesn't look full because your cervix is no longer taking up room. Frustrating, yes, but once I figured this out it explained a lot.