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tallulah78
06 January 2015 @ 10:24 pm
Hi,

Long time listener, first time caller.

My first cup arrived today - a Ruby Cup - and I have already tried it. It only took a few minutes to insert, but after 30 minutes I had leakage so had to remove it. I probably didn't insert it correctly, but it did feel open and very comfortable. It took slightly longer to remove but wasn't as bad as I was expecting. It was already close to 5ml in the cup, and lots of blood was lost in the bathtub during the removal process. Having read some of the experiences on this forum, I have some anxiety about removal after leaving it to it's own devices for a longer time!

Anyway, to my question: I have several fibroids and they cause very heavy bleeding. On my heaviest days I change my tampon every 1-2 hours, and I also get a lot of clots. I don't think I'll be able to use the cup on these days because of the clots, but wondering if anyone else has any thoughts or experience on this?

So far, I have no basis for comparison about the Ruby Cup, e.g. size, length, feel or capacity to any other cups. However, it was quite comfortable once it was in.

Thanks
T
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 7th, 2015 02:24 pm (UTC)
You contacted Diva with questions. Smirk. They are notorious for canned replies in which copy and paste their scripted hype and blame any problem you're having on improper usage and/or inexperience. It will probably be signed by "Susan." Does she exist? Probably not.

There are several size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ, many of which measure to the rim, to the holes and other user measurements. Or you can measure them yourself using whatever you might have that counts such small quantities -- like a small medicine cup or a syringe from your old ink jet refill kit, etc. But the actual measurement doesn't really matter. It's more how long can you go before you need to attend to your cup so it doesn't overflow? It will vary day to day, cycle to cycle, and also depending on how much your cervix dangles (or doesn't) into your cup that day. You shouldn't turn it into a contest to see how full it can get before it overflows. Why tempt disaster? As with tampons or other products, you just need to have a general idea that (looking at your watch) "I need to use a toilet before noon."