Free the West Memphis 3! (die_fledermaus) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Free the West Memphis 3!

Diva Cup leaking

Hi everyone - I searched the tags for my problem and didn't find anything that pertains to my particular question.

I've been using a Diva Cup for months now, and I haven't had any problems. But this month, it's leaking, and it's driving me crazy!!! I don't know what I'm doing wrong, or what could have changed from last month! I can feel it moving around in there, like it's not suctioned right or something. I've tried putting it in and moving it around, I've made sure the holes aren't plugged before putting it in...

But I realized as I put it in this morning that it was opening up as I was putting it in, instead of opening after I've inserted it all the way. I read somewhere that if it just sticks to your vaginal walls, it won't actually catch the fluid correctly and it needs to suction around your cervix. Is that true?

EDIT/NEW INFO: In the shower, I stuck my finger in there when the cup was out and realized...holy crap, I have a dangly cervix. I never, ever noticed it before. So now I'm kinda freaking out. Did my cervix drop? I've never had any kids (Google says vaginal birth is the most common reason for it to drop), I've never even been pregnant. Does it only dangle when I have my period? Possibly...But I've never noticed it before, even when on my period. I didn't do anything differently this month, and the cup is leaking, so it seems that something changed between last month and this month. Should I be worried? Should I have a pelvic exam done? Should I get a different cup? I'm totally confused now...

Thanks all!
Tags: divacup, leakage & spotting

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