Amanda Sydnor (tokeytokey) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Amanda Sydnor
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new cup needed

I have been overall happily using a Fleur cup for a couple years now. Over the last year, I went to school to become a personal trainer. All the physical activity has changed what I need out of a cup (you know, beyond the basics). What I don't like about my Fleur is on my heavy days, any movement outside of walking seems to move my cup, resulting in either spotting (moreso than residual slobber) or flat out leaking almost like the cup isn't even there. It doesn't seem so much like the cup is being compressed as it seems like it has been dislodged and is no longer fully covering the cervix. I need to be able to do any and all exercise moves I have planned for my clients without needing to run to the bathroom due to leaks as soon as I'm done. I have taken to wearing a full pad as well as using my cup on my heaviest day simply to be safe, but it is really obnoxious.

Additional requirements: Short (I have a low cervix, though not extremely low--I cut my stem down to 1/8"), wide, no latex.

Someone suggested I use a much stiffer cup, such as Yuuki. The problem with that is the oh so soft Fleur cup already presses on my bowels and makes me need to poop. I can't imagine that a much stiffer cup would be comfortable at all. Also suggested was a softer cup with a prominent, stiff lip (like the Femmecup or UK Mooncup). Wouldn't that press just as much on my bowels as a cup with a stiff body, though?

The Femmycycle was also suggested because they have a low cervix option, but I don't know if that would solve my issue.
Tags: bowel movements, femmecup, fleurcup, leakage & spotting, mooncup (uk), yuuki
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