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09 January 2016 @ 04:51 pm

This is my second cycle with a menstrual cup. While last time I had almost NO leakage, this time I'm having constant leakage-making a backup pad a necessity. I'm wondering if it's the way I'm inserting-last time I would do it lying down with my legs apart, this time I'm doing it standing up with one leg on the toilet. :| I'm not missng the cervix-there is a lot of blood in my cup when I take it out.

And removal is still messy :/ I get a lot of blood on the floor and it's a bit of a pain, because I'm at school now and we have common loos and showers.

Any tips/help?
Miss Ashley: [me luna]imagine_peace on January 10th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
I would recommend inserting and removing while sitting on the toilet. I'm sure you have some sort of privacy, right? It makes clean up so much better and if you can open your legs as much as you can while sitting, you can get the cup in easier. Hope this helps!

Edited at 2016-01-10 03:58 am (UTC)
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on January 23rd, 2016 06:18 pm (UTC)
Personally I find it easier to insert the way you describe with one leg up and I pop the cup open with my thumb when it is just inserted and then put my finger at the back of the cup and hold it there (like a hot dog in a bun) while I move to sit on the loo where I push the cup into position - for me that means ensuring the cervix is in the cup as my cervix is dangly/low. I then push my pelvic floor muscles down and feel the cup inflate and again check the cervix is not sitting outside of the cup by feeling around the rim. I know this seems a lot and at first this took about 10 minutes each time but now it only takes a minute or two at the most.