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Stef
08 July 2014 @ 01:52 pm
I am on vacation in Florida right now, and supposed to take scuba diving lessons starting on Wednesday.  I just started pre-period spotting, so I know I am going to have the awful fortune of being on my period while on vacation.

I am worried about the air pressure in my menstrual cup while I scuba dive.  Has anyone else ever scuba dived while wearing a menstrual cup? I have a feeling the scuba instructor won't have any idea what a cup is. let alone how the air pressure might affect it.

Thanks :D 
 
Ashatenlegspider on July 8th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
I don't dive, but if it's affected it would mean the air in it would take up less space, right? So you're looking at it maybe getting squished and leaking, which is an annoyance but not dangerous unless there are sharks around, I suppose.

When you surface the air would expand again, of course, but since it can't get extra air into it while you're in the sea, it would just go back to normal.
xo_bumblebee on July 8th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
I have dove with them in before, no problem. I am an avid diver.
pinkydoodler on July 9th, 2014 06:58 am (UTC)
Scuba diving was how I came across and got into cups, actually. I found a mention of on a scuba diving forum and it has saved me on so many occasions since then.

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/womens-community-forums/286097-seriously-love-my-diva-cup.html

The thing I would worry about more is increased likelihood of getting DCS while diving on your period. But if it's just lessons and you're not going deep, I don't think you'll have much to worry about.