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18 October 2015 @ 10:33 pm
Hey there Menstrual_Cups community (again)

I'm on my second cycle with the Divacup now and I think I'm having another problem..a leaking issue! The thing is, when I lay down and then get up maybe after a nap or something the seal breaks I think and then blood starts gushing out.

Basic information I have:
-I am currently 14
-This is my second time using the Divacup
-I squat when inserting, same with getting it out.
-I use the model 1.
-My cervix is usually very VERY high, during my period it is extremely low. (can reach it with second knuckle of finger-
-I can not afford another cup so switching to another brand or model is impossible.
-I make sure my cup is FULLY OPEN
-I make sure my cup's suction holes are all I guess you can say they're all clear? They don't have anything blocking them.

Thanks for the help!
councilwomanope on October 19th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
I am not sure if you could possibly be missing your cervix. Check if the position of your cup isn't too high.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 19th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Read the section about leakage at the end of http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and also consider flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it on your low-cervix days.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 20th, 2015 05:14 am (UTC)
I also have a high cervix and occasionally have had leaks. I don't have the DivaCup but have used several other cups. When you put the cup in try pulling it down a little bit. The cup might be too high up. I put mine in and when it is in the position I think is right, I pull down until I feel a slight resistance. I can't say that it will work for you since everyone is different, but I just thought I'd offer this advise on the chance that maybe it helps.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on October 20th, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)
second knuckle is not extremely low. i agree about flipping inside out. other cups are much more affordable than the diva.
do you have leaks or overflow? http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3459005.html#cutid9
trejoytrejoy on October 22nd, 2015 06:30 am (UTC)
I would consider a wider cup if I were you. What you describe sounds like what I experienced when I used any cup under 44mm in diameter.