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21 January 2016 @ 12:04 pm
Help! Need suggestions on which cup I should try next.

I have a strong pelvic floor, medium-high cervix, regular flow, no kids. I tried the Lily Cup but it leaked so I tried the MeLuna but it leaked even more! Leaking was not due to cup being too full. Both were comfortable and no problems removing. I thought about femmycycle but I'm too scared of the very strong suction.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 21st, 2016 08:48 pm (UTC)
Stop buying cups and figure out how to work the ones that you already have.

Start here http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ and figure out why they're leaking and what you can do about it.
deefork on January 21st, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
I've already looked at that page and I just get overwhelmed by all the information :/
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 21st, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
OK, then figure out what kind of leakage you're experiencing (there's a paragraph toward the end with that title) and how to fix it. Until then, don't buy any more cups until you figure out how to use the ones that you have.
newconvert on January 23rd, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
Have you figured out what's causing the leaking? Does it happen immediately, or not for a while? Is it a lot, or a little? Is the cup almost empty or 2/3 full? answers to those questions might help you identify the cause or at least help someone here make some suggestions on what to try next (techniques or cups).
deefork on February 27th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
I took some notes:
1st time it leaked: happened immediately. I suspect because the cup didn't open.
2nd time it leaked: Leaked a medium amount (more than just spotting) and 3/4 full. My cervix was very high so I don't think it was taking up any room. 3/4 full is probably too full?
3rd time it leaked: This time I know it was because it was too full.

Conclusion: I need to empty my cup more. Perhaps get a firmer cup so it's more likely to open? Maybe something that is the size of my Lily but the firmness of the Meluna?
newconvert on March 1st, 2016 11:00 am (UTC)
Unless it's just impossible for you to open the cup (which doesn't seem to be the case), I'd say you don't need a new cup, just practice. You'll soon find the folds and/or tricks that make the cup pop open reliability. If you're unhappy with your cup for other reasons or just want a new cup, go for it, but if you like your cup in every other way, stick with it. My favorite cup originally took some fiddling to open reliability, but I really love it now, and now that I know what works to get it open, leaks aren't a problem.