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06 February 2015 @ 09:25 am
I'm new to this whole Menstrual Cup thing. I bought a Lunette small (27 y/o, baby via C-section and have relatively light flows). I'm on my second cycle with it. It doesn't really leak during the day unless it gets full although I still have normal discharge that is a bit tinged - should this be happening?
My big concern is at night. I leak, and not just a little, my sheets looks like there should be a horse head in there with me. I read somewhere that maybe the cup is un-suctioning while I am laying down. Last night, I was watching a movie (laying down on my side like when I sleep) and I FELT IT UNSUCTION!
I spent $40 on this thing and really thought I was getting the right choice for me. Now I don't know what to do. I don't want to get the large because I'm relatively narrow (I can feel the small and kind of have to take really long showers because I need a break from that odd sensation - and I can't imagine ever saying I LOVE my cup because of this). I could go a bit longer but I'm not sure if that will solve the problem.
Anyone have any ideas? I really want this to work but I can't spend $100 trying out different cups. I suppose I should add that I seem to do well with insertion and everything is suctioned when I put it in.
 
yayforcupsyayforcups on February 6th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
What do you mean by: go abit longer, do you mean lengthwise? Sometimes people get an odd sensation or feel faint even, when the cup is on top of a nerve, there have been recent posts about it. Some have found pushing it abit further up helps, but if you're having high cervix issues then a longer cup may be needed, this could also help with the residuals as it will be more likely to be positioned around your cervix from the start.
Do you know how far in your cervix is?
As for the nights, strange. Do you move around alot drawing your knees up to your chest in a kind of sleep squat? (Lol) it could be it unsuctioned, or that you bleed alot during the night and the cup overflowed big time!! I find I bleed more than I thought at night, especially as the cup keeps things open (?) and flowing for me.
Sorry you're having problems, I hope this helps, plus getting over the learning curve!

Edited at 2015-02-06 05:01 pm (UTC)