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Help!!!!! I've used my Diva cup (the regular size - I'm under 35 and I haven't had a child) for two cycles now. Mine is constantly leaking (some days when I wipe there is blood on the toilet paper; other days it is enough for me to wear a pad - which I know is common on heavy days). I have tried all the folds (the punch down is the best). I've tried putting the fold in at different angles (one facing up, one facing back, one facing to the side). I run my finger around it, and it seems to be opened (there are no dents in it). I have tried pushing it further in and not pushing it further in. I fold it on the holes, and I believe I have a high cervix during my period (I stuck my middle finger in my vagina during my last period and didn't feel anything until I had my entire finger up there). I really like the cup, but it is really frustrating me.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 31st, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you could be missing your cervix--even if your cup is opened, your vag is stretchy enough up there that the cup opening may be sitting beside the opening of your cervix. And of course with a high cervix you may not always be able to feel the cervix itself to check this. I think this happened a couple of times when I first started using my Lily (which is one of the harder cups to pop open). Actually a wider cup may help fix this issue for you...less room (comparatively) in the vag for it to sit and miss your cervix!
emilyztaylor on August 3rd, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
Which cup would you recommend?
margalee on July 31st, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Don't give up! My first menstrual cup was a diva cup. It wasn't the cup for me, but I have since found other menstrual cups that fit my body really well.

A shorter, wider cup is a good choice if the longer, narrow Diva isn't working. Lunette, Sckoon, Fleur, Meluna...

It could be that the Diva can work fine for you, but you are missing your cervix. See if you can feel where it's at (high, low, off to one side, etc), and this might help you with positioning your cup.

One other trick that's help me reduce leaking in my more troublesome cups: Pinch the base of the cup and bear down so that you increase air pressure inside of the cup and force air out of the holes. Then let go. This can sometimes help for a better seal or improve the placement.
emilyztaylor on August 3rd, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
Which cup would you recommend?