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27 October 2015 @ 12:59 pm
Hey friends,

So I've been having some issues with trying to figure out menstrual cups. I first started out with the size 1 Diva Cup because I've never had sex and I am 22 years old. I always felt like the Diva Cup moved around a lot and I would get leakage on my heavy days. So I bought a lunette size 2 cup to see if that would fix the issue. My thought was that the wider rim and bigger holes on the lunette cup would help with the leakage. And while I have found that the lunette cup suctions better, I'm still getting leakage, mainly when I stand up after I have been sitting awhile. I can feel the seal break and suddenly I have leakage.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Any advice?

Thanks..
Jackie
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 29th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
Would emptying the cup more often help?

If your cup still has a stem, I have a theory that it anchors the cup at a certain angle instead of letting it adjust its angle as necessary. Could that be a factor?
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 29th, 2015 03:22 am (UTC)
It might also be that you have the cup too high up. What I like to do is insert it as far as I can get it and then pull down on the stem until I feel a resistance. That seems to be the right place for me.
nys311 on October 29th, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
Are you somewhat physically active? Are your core muscles (including pelvic floor muscles) pretty strong?

I haven't ever used the Lunette (though I hear good things about it), but I am a former Diva Cup user, myself. The Diva Cup is probably fairly... mid-range, in terms of firmness? Perhaps you need a firmer cup, one that will be more resistant to strong pelvic floor muscles? Because one scenario I'm envisioning is that your pelvic floor muscles could be squishing the cup enough that it loses its fully open shape inside you, and therefore leaks more easily.

I can say that I recently switched to the Lena cup, and I really love it so far - it's available on Amazon in the US, and it's definitely firmer than the Diva Cup. I'm on my second cycle with it right now, and it's way more reliable for me, than the Diva Cup was. I have a sister who was also using the Diva Cup, and she is very physically active, does lots of Pilates and that type of thing - she would constantly have leaks with the Diva Cup, but she also switched to the Lena cup, and hasn't had any leaking since then. So if you think you might need a slightly firmer cup, the Lena might be a candidate to consider.