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28 December 2015 @ 10:34 am
Hey everyone,
I'm new to all this. My first day of cycle was last night. After a few attempts I thought I had it in right and went to bed with a pad just to be sure. I had no leaking at all. This morning it took me 4-5 tries before it felt somewhat comfortable. It was fully open without any dents. The only problem is when I pee there is still a decent amount of blood in the toilet (more then I thought should be there taking into account blood that was already on its way down when the cup was out) So i took it out and there was blood in the cup. So my question is what am I doing wrong lol. I am using the size 2 Divacup. When i woke up i had to go fishing for the base to get it out. I feel like it drifted up while sleeping. This morning the stem is hanging out right at the opening of my vagina. Its a little uncomfortable but manageable. I'm just not able to get it higher. Not really sure why its leaking if its totally open.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 28th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
You could still be kinda missing your cervix if your cervix is off-center. The top part of your vag will sometimes "tent" during your period and is roomier than you think it is, even if you can't feel any extra space in the lower part of your vag. So it's like, the opening of your cervix may be right above the rim of your Diva, so some blood gets in, some doesn't and leaks out. It took QUITE awhile with my FemmyCycle to figure out that my cervix is off to the left. Even as recently as a month ago I had a leakage disaster with my Rainbow because I missed my cervix.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 28th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
There's a section about leakage at the bottom of http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ Skim/Read the rest too.

Also, flip the Diva inside out to shorten it on the days that it feels too long.
slwaldo7 on December 28th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
I flipped it inside out and the comfort level is a zillion times better but am still having the leakage. I have read everything and am still having no luck. But I know there is suction up there because when I take it out there is a "noise" lol Im not giving up its just getting a little discouraging bc I'm starting to get sore from taking it in and out and having fingers up and maneuvering and all.
newconvert on December 29th, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
It's possible you're pushing it up next to your cervix -- there could still be noise of the cup popping open when you pull the cup down. For me, a good test to make sure it was open was to try spinning the cup.

The good news is that you had one leak-free night, so now you just need to recreate what you did then. :)
Kathlynekathlyne on December 29th, 2015 01:53 am (UTC)
Are you only leaking when you pee? I sometimes have this problem. That's because I tend to bear down a lot when I pee. If you aren't leaking otherwise, it isn't really a problem. Just make sure you wipe really well after peeing.
slwaldo7 on December 29th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm leaking all the time, it's like I'm not wearing anything up there. And when I pee it all but comes out.
Kathlynekathlyne on December 31st, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh, well, then it's like the other posters have said. You are probably missing your cervix (especially if there is little/nothing in the cup). You might be putting the cup next to your cervix rather than around it. Like holding a glass next to the faucet instead of underneath it. If you can find your cervix--try to aim the cup in that direction. It may not be dead center. It may point off to one side or the other, up, or down.

Once I figured out that I was "missing" my cervix I was able to resolve most of my leakage problems.

To check to see if I missed I sweep/stir around the cup to see if I can feel my cervix. If I can, then I know I need to try again.

Good luck. I'm sure you'll be able to figure this out.

k.