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21 September 2016 @ 03:48 pm
Hello !
My first time posting here. On my second month using the moon cup ( Uk). My main problem is leaking. Constant leaking. I'm sure it's in right , can go any lower or the cup part is bulging out . I read on the common q & a that the main reason it leaks is that it's not in low enough. Any other reasons for leakage ??

I also really struggled to pass urine with it in , was painful and only dribbled out , but I've found if I lean back in the seat , it seems to relieve the pressure and it flows easier!

Any advice appreciated!
rebecca2525rebecca2525 on September 21st, 2016 07:40 am (UTC)
Can you get your finger in when the cup is in, and feel around a bit? Feel whether the cup has opened up correctly, and also feel whether your cervix isn't poking past the rim anywhere. If you happen to be one of the people that have an off-center cervix, the "textbook correct" position might not be right for you and you might have to aim your cup to the side when inserting it, so that the cervix sits inside the cup and not bleeds past it. You can also feel for your cervix without the cup in and see where it sits.
commonstarling on September 21st, 2016 07:49 am (UTC)
Thanks so much . I think the off centre cervix might be the key. I've always leaked with tampons too ( though the tampon is not fully soaked!) I was hoping to avoid having to poke around at my cervix ( fear that it will hurt! - bad experience in childbirth ) but I guess I'm gonna have to get over that . I really want this cup to work!
rebecca2525rebecca2525 on September 21st, 2016 08:03 am (UTC)
Yes, I've had that problem with tampons, too. I always used to wonder how that was possible, but now that I know where my cervix sits, it makes sense in retrospect. And I was hesitant to feel for my cervix at first, too, since all I knew before was that it could feel uncomfortable during sex, but I'm really surprised by how much I can poke at it, or the rim of the cup can press on it without me feeling anything.

Good luck!
commonstarling on September 21st, 2016 08:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just tried to find it... No
Luck!!! So maybe it's high? I'm gonna try wearing the cup higher and see if that helps ( even though the instructions say to wear low!) but we all are different . I'll keep searching for it too, curious as to where it sits . Thanks again for the advice.
citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on September 21st, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
The advice to keep the cup low is odd to me. For some reason, some companies claim that cups will naturally sit low in the vagina, but honestly, it's normal for cups to ride up to some extent, and wearing it too low can be uncomfortable. This is why it can be helpful to consider cervix height when choosing a cup--if you have a high cervix, you don't want a cup that's very short, and if you have a low cervix, a long cup can be uncomfortable.

Moon Cup's reasoning might be that if your cervix dangles, it can take up space in the cup, reducing the capacity. They might also be anticipating the possibility that if you push the cup in at the wrong angle, it could end up to the side of your cervix instead of circling it.

But it's pretty much impossible to prevent a cup from moving up at all, and if you have a high cervix, your cup is going to migrate up. That's unlikely to cause leaking, so I would make sure the cup is opening fully and try to adjust the angle.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 24th, 2016 12:49 pm (UTC)
The UK Mooncup is a low capacity cup. I can only use mine as a light days cup. If you have a dangly cervix, it will reduce the capacity even more. Perhaps a higher capacity cup would suit you better? http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/