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28 May 2015 @ 11:20 am
Is anyone here a swimmer? I'm going to get my period during a swim meet next week, and I haven't used anything but my cup for months, and haven't had to use it in the water yet. I'm worried that, while flipping or swimming hard the cup's seal will break (and you can't really hide blood in a swimsuit). Any advice?

EDIT; I have a Lily Cup compact, if that helps.
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on May 28th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
Mine doesn't leak, but I don't swim competitively. You might want to try it out beforehand if you can, maybe even as a dry run.
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on May 28th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC)
Everyone's different - I think it depends on your anatomy. Personally I have tried swimming wearing a cup because my cup takes in a lot of water whilst in a bath and gushes out shortly after. If you empty before hand it will mostly be water it leaks though if it fills up
Kathlynekathlyne on May 28th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
I agree with eyaf lem. It's an anatomical thing. I can swim, do yoga, and trapeze, no leaking. Some people find that water gets into the cup and then it leaks (overflows). Give it a try beforehand to see if water gets into the cup.
★  ★regulusarcturus on May 29th, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
I agree with the above comments...try it out first maybe? See what happens, since we're all built differently!
lucidty on June 1st, 2015 04:10 am (UTC)
I take in water when having a bath haha so everyone is different. But if it's the case with you then yeah, like someone stated above, it will mostly be water if it does leak. I've had 2 yeast infections since using a cup while taking a bath with bath bombs in them though so I don't know how chlorine would affect a vagina if you were to take in water?