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28 December 2014 @ 04:39 pm
I'm soooooooo frustrated right now. This is my second cycle trying to use a cup and I cannot get it to stop leaking. I'm about to give up and put a tampon in. I've read all the suggestions and tried what I can. I am VERY overweight and have a big belly so things like reaching up to find my cervix and sliding a finger around the rim to pop it open just aren't possible (though I do try to the best of my ability). I know I do not have a low cervix. I have a Divacup Size 2 and both the regular and low cervix Femmycycle. I got the Femmycycle specifically because it said the cup doesn't have to open all the way. I follow the instructions to the letter and still it leaks like crazy. I've tried twisting them around. I've tried pulling it out almost all the way and pushing it back in. I've tried different folds (though I'm limited with the Femmycycle). I've tried just leaving it out and trying again later. I'm SO upset. I really want this to work. When I did my trial runs with my Femmycycle I was so excited because I had no difficulty inserting it and it was so comfortable. I wanted it to work SO badly. Last night I was constantly in the bathroom trying to fix things, which was quite a hassle considering I'm a nurse and we were short staffed last night. I don't know what else to do. I'm at my wits end here.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 29th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
3 things did it for me:

1. Length. For me, the Diva was too long. It would shift, leak and often feel like it was poking out. Things got better when I learned the inside out trick to shorten it. And then I bought other shorter cups too but still occasionally use the inside out Diva.

2. Unfolding. Turning the cup (whether the Diva or other) so the folded part faced the other way made all the difference in the world in getting it to pop open.

3. Aiming. I am one of those whose cervix is closer to my belly button than tailbone. I insert my cup so the rim is just beyond my pubic bone. I let it open fully and then I give the base/stem a healthy nudge rearward to aim the opening toward my navel as I give it a boost and Kegel it up into place.

Will any of these 3 things help you too? I dunno. I hope so.

I guess the important question that we haven't asked yet is what kind of leakage are you having? None getting into the cup at all? Overflowing before it's full? Or that darned "residual slobber?"