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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.
Kathlynekathlyne on December 29th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
I know how frustrating it can be. Take a deep breath. Leaking doesn't mean there is something wrong with YOU.

Please let us know what kind of leaking you are having. Right away? Anything in the cup? Nothing in the cup?

I had terrible problems with the diva. For me I think it was the tiny holes. Have you tried enlarging them?

My other problem was my dangly cervix that points off to the side. I was either pushing the cup past my cervix or my cervix was taking up room in the cup. Once I learned which way to point my cup things got much better.

Consider mc_sales as an option to get cups for less. I love my large fleur cup, but I know it's not for everyone.
rcsprauerrcsprauer on December 30th, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
Some times it catches some of the flow, other times not a thing. It's definitely NOT residual and the problem is equal with both cups.