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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
 
trejoytrejoy on January 7th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
The capacity is often quoted to the rim, not to the holes. Due to the holes being covered against vag walls, my cups rarely leak until the cup is overflowing.

Ruby is one of my favorite cups, but my cervix often nestles inside the cup which takes away some of the capacity. On my heaviest day I can only go about 3 hours before emptying.

Congrats, it does get easier with practice!