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30 December 2015 @ 10:51 pm
Hi!

I'm 20 and bought a Mooncup (small) a few months ago. I've been trying it for a few cycles but I keep leaking. I've been looking at several posts on here and other sites, but I'm still not sure what the problem exactly is. I think that either the cup is too small, or that I might be squishing it? Because I feel like I'm leaking more when I'm moving.

In the case that my cup is too small, I would have to get a bigger one, but I'm afraid it will start to feel uncomfortable if it's too big? I think I have a dangly cervix because the cups are never really completely full, but a high one so I guess a longer cup could work? I checked out this sizechart (http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/) but I find it pretty confusing and I'd like to hear what you guys recommend! :)

I'm seriously wondering whether it is possible that I'm squishing the cup since the mooncup has such a firm rim (which I find kind of annoying as I feel like it's pressing against my bladder sometimes). Do you think this might be the problem? Or is it just the size?

I really like menstrual cups so far but I want to stop leaking in order to really enjoy using them. So yeah that's why I'm asking :)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 30th, 2015 09:57 pm (UTC)
It's probably the shape. The Mooncups have narrow bodies compared to their flared rims and therefore have low capacities. There are other cups with similar dimensions that have much higher capacities.
jezebelsblues on December 31st, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
The problem could be the strength of the vaginal wall. If yours is strong then a softer cup will not have the fortitude to stay open and leakage will occur. But, a firmer cup can withstand the pressure and hold its shape regardless. Or, the cup could be positioned incorrectly.

Edited at 2015-12-31 06:47 am (UTC)