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Hey everyone,
I have been browsing through other threads trying to find the solution to my leakage issues, but nothing has provided me with the "ah-ha" moment.

I am 22, no children, and sexually active. I am using the Lunette model 2.

This is my second cycle using my cup. Most of the problems are during the first couple days of my period when my flow is heaviest. During this time it takes the full length of my middle finger to feel my cervix, which tells me it is high. It also seems to protrude out quite a bit and it almost rests against the floor of my vaginal canal. (Are there any cup users out there that can relate to this cervix positioning?)

I use the punch-down fold and the cup pops open fine. I suppose I am achieving a seal, but I'm not positive. (Any tips on how to be sure?)
I tend to position the cup closer to the opening of my vagina, just far enough in so that the stem (trimmed short) does not stick out or poke me. What I don't understand is why my cup starts seriously leaking when it is a little under half full. Other posts say that probably means I have a dangly cervix. However, if my cervix is high and I am placing the cup close to the opening of my vagina should that still effect my cup capacity?
I've experimented with attempting to insert the cup further inside, closer to my cervix, but that method doesn't seem to work at all. I usually start to leak quickly and only have a little blood in the cup. Could this mean that because my cervix practically hugs the floor of my vagina inserting the cup further back means I am placing it above and past my cervix?

Any help, tips, and comments are appreciated!
 
m03m on May 26th, 2015 09:48 am (UTC)
What I don't understand is why my cup starts seriously leaking when it is a little under half full. Other posts say that probably means I have a dangly cervix. However, if my cervix is high and I am placing the cup close to the opening of my vagina should that still effect my cup capacity?

Most likely, yes, because cups tend not to stay where we place them. They'll find their own 'sweet spot', usually right near the cervix.

I would say that your cup is not so much leaking as it is overflowing. How long does it take for that to happen? You may just need to empty it more often on your heaviest day.

I've experimented with attempting to insert the cup further inside, closer to my cervix, but that method doesn't seem to work at all. I usually start to leak quickly and only have a little blood in the cup. Could this mean that because my cervix practically hugs the floor of my vagina inserting the cup further back means I am placing it above and past my cervix?

Yes, I think that is the correct diagnosis.
Miss Ashley: [cuplee]imagine_peace on May 26th, 2015 10:43 am (UTC)
I was going to say, too, maybe you should empty it more often on those days.

Hope you figure it out, that sounds like a pain.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 26th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
Have you read this yet? http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/

I think m03m is right that your cup is overflowing and that you're putting it back in the wrong spot.
spartansass on May 26th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Yes, I have read it a couple times actually lol

I think I need to purchase a longer/wider cup for my heavy days, maybe a larger Diva or Yuuki.

Thank you for the clarification.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 26th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
You mention that the Lunette is almost trying to poke out. Instead of another "pointy" V-shaped cup (like the Diva and Yuuki) also consider a U-shaped large Fleur. It has the same dimensions as your large Lunette but it has a blunt base and therefore higher capacity.
Kathlynekathlyne on May 27th, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
As usual I'm agreeing with Kuradi. Sounds like you have a dangly cervix taking up room in the cup. A rounder bottomed cup will give you a little more capacity. Try the large Fleur.