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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.
 
trejoytrejoy on February 6th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
I have experienced unsuctioning with small cups, they seemed too narrow for my internal dimensions. Not saying that is why it has happened to you, but that was my experience. With smaller cups, I always used a backup cloth pad while lying down. Sometimes I slept with a small towel under my hip area as well.
The odd sensation could be a bit too much suction. Maybe try to let more air into the cup after insertion by pushing the vaginal wall away from it before pushing higher?