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13 November 2015 @ 02:43 am
No matter what I do my diva cup leaks I make sure I am putting it in horizontally and turning it 360 degrees I have tried putting it in high and low and it still leaks it catches some flow but not for long I suspect that me moving around is flattening the cup. My vagina is pretty small and I am starting to give up hope that I can use a menstrual cup. I trace my finger around it to make sure it popped open and it is but some how it still leaks I don't know what to do.
shadowstar2shadowstar2 on November 13th, 2015 09:51 am (UTC)
I'm probably the least qualified here to answer. I'm only on my second cycle but have had success so far. If it's flat like you say it may not have air in it and no room to catch the flow inside it? Try inserting your finger along the base of the canal beside the cup and push the vaginal wall/canal until air gets in there. I have to do this every time I insert my diva cup. If that's not the issue at all, sorry. I'm still a novice but luckily have only had one leak. Yay me! I still wear a back up pad or liner though just in case :)

Edited at 2015-11-13 09:53 am (UTC)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 13th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the cup is too long (so the bottom of the stem is pushing against one side of your wall or your entrance and dislodging it, the Diva is pretty long) or too narrow (so you're missing your cervix because you have more space at the top of your vag than you think you do)
paigelecterpaigelecter on November 13th, 2015 09:34 pm (UTC)
You are right the cup is too big and wasn't able to go where it needed too flipping it inside out helped a lot.
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Kathlynekathlyne on November 13th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
The cup is going to go up as high as it can/wants, so putting it in low won't make any difference.

Is the cup catching anything? If not, you may be missing your cervix--the cup may be beside your cervix rather than around it/under it. It is like holding a glass next to the faucet, rather than under it. After you insert the cup sweep/stir around the cup to see if you can feel your cervix. If you can, then you need to reposition the cup.

If it worked overnight, then it CAN work. Cups come with a learning curve. Maybe the Diva just isn't the right cup for you.
bklynmom on November 13th, 2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
Maybe try flipping it inside out? That changes the shape a bit and if it's too long , like porqueno suggested, might help. Otherwise, use backup and keep trying. I'm not sure how many cycles you've been trying but it often takes a few. I think back on starting and I had unexpected leaks I still can't explain! But I don't anymore. Now, I rarely have a leak, and if I do, I can tell I didn't insert it correctly or let it overflow. I think you learn what the right position feels like to your fingers and vagina.

Did you locate your cervix? If it points to one side you may need to angle your cup to catch your flow better. I don't think it's likely that your muscles are completely flattening the cup. And some flattening won't keep the cup from catching much of your flow. I'd look elsewhere for the problem. Good luck!
paigelecterpaigelecter on November 13th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
This has seem to have worked!! Time will tell thank you.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 13th, 2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
Maybe you'll find more helpful hints at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 14th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Glad it worked! I had the same problem this morning with my Rainbow. I think my cervix moved out of its normal position a bit and the Rainbow is smaller than my Mami so I probably missed it.