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27 November 2016 @ 05:39 pm
I've been using a Lunette menstrual cup size 1 for about three months now. My period is always kinda light. However, my cup leaks 9 out of 10 times. It is only half full when I take it out. I've tried putting it low in m vagina, high in my vagina and somewhere in the middle. I always make sure it has suctioned by turning it 360 degrees and doing a wiggle dance, then feeling to make sure it hasn't folded in. I'm at my wit's end. Sometimes it won't leak and I think, wow, it is working. Then a few minutes later right before I take it out, it leaks. I'm checking constantly and I am so bugged. At first I thought it might be some blood that was in my vagina before I put in the cup, and most of the time it is, but then it will leak. Can someone please help?
rebecca2525rebecca2525 on November 28th, 2016 07:54 am (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 29th, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)
If you haven't already, skim/read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ especially the parts about a dangly cervix and types of leakage.
Alexis Belt on November 29th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)

I read both of your articles and I think my problem is my cervix, mabe. But I'm kind of confused because I think i have a high cervix because i can barely reach it with my fingers. I can't tell for sure if it is my cervix resting in the cup because i can't reach past my cup when it is in.

rebecca2525rebecca2525 on November 30th, 2016 07:41 am (UTC)
Well, the question is, when does the leaking occur?

If it doesn't leak for a while, but then starts leaking and when you take it out it's always about the same amount of fluid in it, then it's because you have a dangly cervix and can't use the full capacity of the cup. It's already overflowing at that point. You have to empty your cup earlier, or look for a higher capacity.

If it starts leaking pretty immediately, even when it's almost empty, it's not sitting correctly.

(Btw, you can answer to people's comments dircectly, that way they will get notifications about your reply.)
Alexis Belt on November 30th, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)

It occurs when it is maybe half full. How do i fix it?. How do I tell if I have a dangling cervix?

rebecca2525rebecca2525 on December 1st, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
If it doesn't leak up to that point, you have a dangly cervix that sits inside the cup and takes up some of the capacity of the cup. The best way to know for sure would be to ask a gyn, but it's already pretty clear from what you describe, imo. There's no way to "fix" that. As I said, empty the cup before it starts leaking, or maybe look into a cup with a higher capacity to get a bit more time until it starts overflowing.

I'm in the same boat as you, and I know that having to empty the cup when it's only half full is a bit disappointing, but that's what it is.
Alexis Belt on December 5th, 2016 02:08 am (UTC)

Thank you for your help

Alexis Belt on November 29th, 2016 10:49 pm (UTC)

And also, when I put it in kind of low to avoid my cervix, it ends up riding up towards there throught the day.

citrinesunset: Fountain pencitrinesunset on November 30th, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
That's pretty normal. Any cup will do that. So if you do have a dangly cervix, you might need a cup that's longer or has a bigger capacity.