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28 September 2015 @ 09:14 am
Hey friends,

So I've been having some issues with my diva cup. I've been wearing it for about four cycles now and on my heaviest days I am still having leakage and I don't know why. I'm wearing the size 1 diva cup. I'm 22 years old and have never had sex so I'm pretty sure this is the right "size" for me. My flow is average; maybe a little more than average but by no means super heavy.
I've been using the "seven fold" to get it in and I've been trying to push it farther and closer to my cervix because when I don't, it seems like I have more leakage, despite what the instructions are in the diva cup pamphlet. Otherwise, I've been doing everything it says to do. I rotate it to make sure it is fully open. I make sure the holes are not clogged. I don't push it "higher". (I push it towards my tailbone). And on my heaviest days, I empty it every three hours or so.
My cup seems to especially leak and the seal breaks after I sit or lay down. I don't know. When I go to take the diva cup out, it seems like it is tilted at an angle that it wasnt at when I first put it in. I don't know if this has anything to do with why its leaking.
Help please! I really want to love this product! I really want it to work, because other than the leaking, it's fantastic.
Any advice?

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 28th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
If you are good at removal, try flipping the Diva inside out to shorten it on your leaky days. See if that helps. Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for other helpful hints.
perideaux on October 3rd, 2015 06:33 am (UTC)
It's likely tilted at a different angle when you remove it because your cervix may be tilted, it's trying to "meet" your cervix. It would help to check your cervix DURING your period, see where it's positioned and how high/low it is. The Diva is a very long cup, you could be pushing it past your cervix. Try flipping it inside out as kuradi8 suggested.

I also have issues with leakage, my cups leak the most when I sit/lay down. This is because I crush my cups. You may be crushing your cup if the seal is breaking when you sit. IIRC the Diva is a medium resistance cup, you may need a firmer cup to prevent leakage.