mariesa1 (mariesa1) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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More Technical Difficulties!

So I posted the post "technical difficulties" my last period. This is my second period using my diva cup and I'm having some troubles again.
Some background, INSERTING THE CUP IS FINe! I never have troubles inserting. When I insert it fully, I run my finger around the outside of the cup in a circle twice to make sure it is fully opened. Last month I had spillage issues, so it was mentioned that I may have a short cervix. Therefore; I tried to turn it inside out to shorten the cup slightly. Although it has never been uncomfortable and it seems like it sits pretty far up there.

Anyways, so I am an acrobat. I spent various hours doing handstands as it is my major. So this period, I went to train with the cup in properly and I did a few handstands and it was all going swell. Then I went to hold my longest handstand and as soon as I came down it literally felt like all of the contents went and emptied into my pants. I RAN like HELL. To the bathroom and sure enough that is exactly what happened. I got all the cleaned up, reinserted and went back out. I didn't freak out because It seemed like it was pretty full. So I went home emptied before bed and through the night I was awoken again by the same thing! And it happened again after that. I reinserted before my training which is only 3 hours and halfway through, at the same point it happened AGAIN!

Maybe it is filling up too much, but is that what happens? It's full and then "oops, let me just empty the ENTIRE CUPS CONTENTS INTO YOUR PANTS." Then again, my period is really not THAT heavy. When I used tampons I would only use a super on day two so that it would last longer. I know for sure I have the seal right, when I go to take it out I always have to press in to release the seal and I always hear like a gasp of air proving to me, indeed that there was a seal.

Anyways, I'm freaking out. I don't know what is happening, I really don't want to go back to tampons. I am hoping that my cervix is too short and I need a different brand,

Feedback would be EXTREMELY appreciated!
Tags: divacup, leakage & spotting, sports/physical activities
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