kenna18155 (kenna18155) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Spotting while using my cup?

If you read my previous post, you know that I recently bought a small MeLuna classic for myself.

Well, I must say I'm pretty happy with it! The first day of my dry run was a disaster -- I mean, learning experience. It wasn't because I was doing a dry run, it was just because I had no idea what I was doing. Heh. In any event, I'm very glad I did a dry run. It made me a lot more comfortable with inserting and removing the cup.

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to try the real thing! My period started, and I was prepared. I inserted my cup and put a pantiliner on just in case. I didn't notice any leakage, but I did get some pretty heavy-ish spotting.

I noticed the same thing today. It definitely isn't the cup leaking -- it had an excellent capacity, and had no problem holding my heavy-day flow. But I still noticed that spotting problem.

I think it's because of the fluid that is around the cup...but I'm not sure.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any solutions? I might be able to use cloth pantiliners if needed*, but I don't really want to use disposable liners if I can avoid it. If the problem persists, I might be able to dedicate a few pairs of panties to wear during my period, and ignore any spotting stains.

*My mom was a tiny bit hesitant to let me use the cup, so I don't really want to ask to use another "alternative" thing. However, she cloth diapered at least one of my siblings, and it's pretty much the same concept, so maybe.
Tags: leakage & spotting

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