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21 March 2015 @ 06:37 pm
(Advanced apologies as I'm doing this from my phone.)At what point would it be more of a leak than residual slobber? Both cups I've tried have a steady light leak no matter how well it's in. I don't mind wearing backup, but if I ever wanted to go swimming I'd be in trouble. It definitely leaks more if it's not in right or needs to be emptied, but I wonder if maybe I'm doing something wrong. I make sure it's fully open around my cervix and not to the side. I have the diva cup size 1 with enlarged air holes and a ruby cup. With how low my cervix sits, could IT be clogging my air holes? Any tips or information would help.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 22nd, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
I am one of those who never conquered residual slobber. But a liner or two a day is a small price to pay for all of the other benefits of cups. As for swimming, I would have used a tampon for those times -- only because they don't leak for me. Then I would have gone back to my cup on dry land. It's perfectly OK to mix and match products. You don't have to use one exclusively, forsaking the others.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on March 22nd, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
If your cervix is also as wide as the cup, it could be clogging the airholes...but you might just have slobber, particularly if you have to spend a few minutes refolding your cup to get it into position before reinserting. That's plenty of time for blood to leak freely into your vag, after which it obviously needs to find its way out somehow...in the form of slobber.

I do have consistent slobber but it's not enough that I would forego swimming or be worried about it. It's probably less blood than what someone would get into the pool by bumping/scraping a limb against the pool walls. I just wear liners consistently because I wear (and often eventually resell) a lot of expensive clothing, so I can't afford to risk even the slightest blood stain.
mshanai on March 23rd, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Diva cup. Small holes, yes. I had slobber for however many years I used the Diva, and thought it was just how things had to be. Try a different cup,* or enlarge those holes if you want to give it another chance.

*I use a Yuuki soft now, and no slobber at all. In most other respects, it is similar to the Diva cup.

Edited at 2015-03-23 07:48 pm (UTC)
trejoytrejoy on March 23rd, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
I experience almost no slobber now, but it took trying a whole lot of cups (over a few years) before I found the softness, length and width combo that worked best for me. I also sweep my finger around the cup once inserted to clear the vag walls of residue.