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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.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 7th, 2015 02:08 pm (UTC)
I had the same problem and it happened to have been with a small Lunette (but I think that's just coincidence.) It fit OK while I was sitting or standing but as soon as I'd lie down... oh-oh! Only you know how well it fit you in terms of length and width. Use the size charts found at the Community FAQ to figure out what brand might fit your better. OR it might just be the SHAPE that made it not fit right. Unfortunately, there's no way to know that until you try. mc_sales is a good place to buy, sell and trade "gently used" cups that didn't work out.

As for suction, there shouldn't be any. There's a link to why at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ as well as a boatload of other helpful hints.