I'm new to this community and menstrual cups. I have a question I hope someone can help me with.
I'm using a menstrual cup for the first time and I've noticed the blood it's collecting is very dark brown, almost black. Is this normal or should the blood be red? I am on the third day of my period so I don't think it should be old blood. I have only been using the cup for around eight hours without emptying it. Is the blood collected by the cup normally darker than that on pads or should I be concerned about this?