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hippiemama1242
07 January 2015 @ 08:30 am
I want this to work so bad! I just got my Lunnette Model 2 in the mail Monday. I didn't have a chance to do a dry run before i started my period yesterday so i just jumped right in. I thought i got it in great the first time but then i realized there was a leak. I tried everything and still it continued to leak so i figured i just got one that was too big. I went right out and purchased the Diva Cup Model 1 after seeing the sizing chart. This one too is leaking :( I just dont know what else to do....if anyone can help it would be appreciated.
 
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on January 7th, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
OK, is it leaking right away or is it leaking after some time? If it's the first, the problem isn't the size, but rather that it hasn't popped open or isn't sitting right.
hippiemama1242hippiemama1242 on January 7th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
How do i know if it is sitting right? That was the one thing i wasnt sure about what if i got it in far enough, the stem sticks out... but when i put it in it just kind of moves itself to the dame spot no matter what i try to do..
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on January 7th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
It's tough to explain, though someone else might have a better explanation than me! You need to make sure it's expanded (so not still folded up) and sitting up around your cervix (though not necessarily with the cervix in the cup). You can go on a fishing expedition, and try to run your finger around the edge of the rim to make sure it's popped out. It's also possible to try a different fold from the one you've been trying, which might make it easier. There's a guide to different folds around here somewhere, I'll dig it up for you.
hippiemama1242hippiemama1242 on January 7th, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you i am going to keep trying! Now does it just depend on the person if the stem should be out?
trejoytrejoy on January 7th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
The stem sticking out would depend on the length of vag and height of cervix. With long cups, the stem sticks out for me due to lower cervix position. Those with higher cervices can sometimes barely reach the stem!

I used to leak horribly because I didn't know where my cervix was located (to the left and back) and would push the cup past it. If you haven't found yours, try pointing the cup toward your tailbone if you have been inserting more vertically and try to let the cup unfold as soon as the rim is inside, then slowly ease it in.

Most folks use liners and pads as backup until they get through the learning curve.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 7th, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
This! Also, it could be that your cervix is on the low side and both the large Lunette and the Diva are too long for you. There are many other brands available that would be a better fit if this is indeed the case. (The Diva is the worst starter cup ever, as evidenced by the fact that there are always 1000 of them for sale on mc_sales because relatively few people actually have a high enough cervix to wear it comfortably)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 7th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ to see if you can figure out why it's leaking. But chances are that you're just in the dreaded learning curve and that you'll figure it out over the next cycle or two. Hang in there. And stop blaming your cups. It's not them. You just haven't figured out how to work them yet. (You'd think they'd be simple, but they're not.)