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20 May 2015 @ 10:01 pm
Hey all,

Gosh, it's been a while since I last set foot here! I have a bit of a specific question I was hoping someone might be able to answer.

When I use my cup (a small Meluna - can't handle anything else and it's usually big enough anyway), I have to use a liner as well, because I always get some level of leaking/spotting. However, the leaking doesn't look like blood at all, it's just a kind of very light brown colour, but darker than the normal between-periods discharge. Sometimes there's quite a bit of it, as in, a liner full.

Any ideas on what this is and why it happens? Does the blood sitting in the cup kind of separate after a while? Is there something other than the cervix where some sort of vaginal fluids can escape from? Sorry, this is a bit of a weird question, but I figured this is probably the place I'm most likely to get any hints.

Thanks in advance!
yayforcupsyayforcups on May 20th, 2015 12:05 pm (UTC)
It does tend to seperate, when I remove my cup theres usually a layer of more clearer liquid on top of the red menstrual fluid, it could be that its overflowing but not the red stuff... If that makes sense. Either that or you have alot of residual!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on May 20th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
for me that's how the residual slobber might happen, especially after emptying in a public restroom. i think the blood ends up on the walls during reinsertion and kinda gets darker as it might remain on the walls for some time before it comes out? it may also be mixing with the non-period discharge, some of which comes out of the vaginal walls. at the end of my period my cup contents often have weird colours :D
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 20th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yup, sounds like residual slobber to me. I still wear liners with my cups for this reason. Even when I'm wearing a cup between periods to collect that mid-cycle discharge I will have a little leaking, so whoever said that some of that fluid is produced in the vaginal walls is probably right.