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12 November 2015 @ 09:09 am
Ironically, I was in the comm last night reading success stories because I had been feeling such cup love. And then this morning happened. (I STILL love my cup regardless of what you're about to read.)

In the early morning hours, my inner thighs felt damp. But sometimes I overheat when I sleep, so it could have been sweat. But it keep bothering me. I touched the dampness and used the light from my cell to see what was going on, but didn't see anything.

I finally get up 30 minutes earlier than usual, and sure enough, my inner thighs are covered in blood. There is blood on the sheets and my hands! This is the first time this has EVER happened in my life regardless of what form of menstrual device I was using!

I got up and hopped in the shower to rinse off, stripped my bed and put the sheets in the washer with cold water. I hope they aren't stained. It wasn't a huge mess on the sheets. Just a rather big spot.

But t was frustrating because thencup was in and hadn't leaked for the hour before I went to bed. And then runs got out of hand.

And already once today I've had spillage going on. I feel like when one thing goes wrong with a cup, the rest of the day will continue to be a mess. You either have perfect days or messy days. I hope to get this cup situation under control before tonight because the bathrooms at my part-time job are AWFUL and disgusting and I can't do cup stuff there. So hopefully my cup and body can agree to work together.

Like I said, I still love my cup. It is so wonderful to have something comfortable and healthy to wear during this time of month. And way more often than not, everything goes off without a hitch.

I would just like to never deal with that big a mess ever again!

I just needed a place to tell this story. Needed some commiseration.
yayforcupsyayforcups on November 12th, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Im sorry that happened to you! That happened to me too last June, I was on holiday visiting parents and I have no idea how but my body turned on me. The clots etc pushed past both the cup and pad and soaked everything on a night where Im usually light!!! Horrific. I love my cup tho, it used to happen way more with other methods of menstration control! As long as i calculate the direction my cervix is in im fine, havent had any problems since June. Yay for cups!!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 13th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
Yes, every once in a while we all have a day/night during which our cup refuses to cooperate. It's maddening. Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ especially the part about leakage.

But I can't help but think that your cup didn't have enough capacity for you last night. I assume you have a small LadyCup -- and if you check the size and capacity charts, it has the lowest capacity of similarly sized cups. If you like that cup, there are several others with very similar dimensions that have noticeably higher capacities. Or maybe you'd want to pick up a "large" with even higher capacity for your heaviest days/nights.
jourdanicus on December 2nd, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
No advice really, but I can commiserate. Once, a long while back when I was in early high school, before I'd ever used or even heard of a menstrual cup, I woke up in the middle of the night having bled through my pad, underwear, and pajama pants (at a group sleepover, no less!). Had to put jeans on in the middle of the night to go back to sleep, ugh. Still don't know why it ever happened; my flow back then was moderate. Now I have an IUD and have one day of incredibly heavy flow per period because of it, and pretty much leak out of my cup every 1-2 hours. What can ya do, I guess!