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sabbzzy
30 May 2016 @ 10:42 pm
I work at Target and have been seeing the DivaCup for sometime now and did some research. I started the first day of my cycle 2 days ago and decided to finally pick the cup up. I had no issue inserting the cup. I ran my finger along the rim of the cup once it was in to make sure it was completely open. It doesn't leak when I am at home, but I do have issues with some minor leaking when I'm at work. Enough that I need a pantyliner. I don't know what the issue is. I move a lot. Picking up boxes, climbing ladders, etc. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I don't know if I'm having an issue with the shape of the cup when I'm being super active.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 31st, 2016 03:01 am (UTC)
It's probably what we call "residual slobber." Most people figure out how to stop it. But others (like me) never did. Liners do the trick. If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
sabbzzysabbzzy on May 31st, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
Meh, that's annoying. Maybe once I get used to the cup more, I might figure it out. Thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 31st, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
Is it too long for you on your heavy and/or active days? Have you tried the inside-out trick?
sabbzzysabbzzy on July 1st, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
Never felt like it was too long for me. Haven't tried the inside out trick. I tried again this period, and I've had success! I've had one leak this time around. Super pumped. Inserting and removal have also become much easier too.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 1st, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
Well, if it's not too long for you then you don't need the inside-out trick. That shortens the cup on the days that it's too long and then you can go back to right-side out when it fits better that way.
justice_02justice_02 on June 1st, 2016 04:07 am (UTC)
Hi,

It could be that you have a dangly cervix during your period and it's taking up space in the cup. A bell-shaped cup will correct this issue since most of its capacity is toward the bottom. Since the Diva is not a bell-shaped cup, your cervix could be taking up space inside the cup. When you squat, or are very active, it's kind of like putting a fist (ie...your cervix) into a bowl of water, you can't help but have a little bit of leakage as the water in the bowl rises temporarily. When we squat, our cervixes are at their lowest positions. This may not be your issue but I wanted to mention it. The cups that work best for me are the large Sibell and the large Super Jennie. You can try flipping the Diva inside out to shorten the cup. Try other suggestions before you decide to try another cup. The above only ever happened on the first few days of my period which are usually the heaviest. On light days, it's a non-issue.
sabbzzysabbzzy on July 1st, 2016 10:10 pm (UTC)
I haven't tried the inside out trick yet. But I've had success this period. Only sprung a leak once lol
justice_02justice_02 on July 1st, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
That's great! Glad to hear it. I wish you continued success.