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Juicey-hot Momma
14 February 2017 @ 04:21 pm
I'm 35 and after 13 years with the Diva 1 I decided I was tired of the leaking and maybe it was time to go up a size and give the Lunette a try while I was at it. Yes, I was lured by the colour options!
My periods are changing, shorter cycle, heavier flow. I thought because of my age and child bearing status (even though it was a surgical birth) meant it was time to size up.

I have leaked more terribly than I ever have in my whole life. Dripping down my legs in a flood, staining the couch, like I don't even have a cup in. Blood is going in the cup, however it's only half full when I leak. I'm inserting it the same as ever.

I should be a pro at this but I'm a bit baffled and frustrated. Any tips are welcome!
yell14 on February 17th, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)

From what I have read on this forum,  sounds like possibly low cervix.  So it's taking up space inside your cup, and your period is overflowing. Or you could be partially missing your cervix. It also depends on how quick you start to overflow.  If it's straight away,  then you are missing your cervix,  but if you get a bit more use,  then it's dangly cervix.  I have found that blunt based cups seem to work better,  capacity wise. I am not sure if you are open to looking into purchasing another cup,  but I would highly recommend  super Jennie.  It's a blunt based cup,  with short steam,  pretty colour,  the best capacity.  Also Fleur cup,  but lower capacity,  as well as Si-bell and Clara cup.  I hope this helps and you find a solution,  because after 13 years of cup use,  it must be very frustrating what you are experiencing.

Juicey-hot Momma: GhostFayezephra_undead on February 19th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your reply. I agree with the dangly cervix theory. I have been noticing in the last few months that I've been having penetrative sex regularly that it's definitely tender before and during menstruation for a few days.
As comfortable as I am with myself I do not like putting my fingers inside to feel for my cervix, especially to feel around the cup. Maybe if I cut my nails right off I'd feel better about it.
A stouter cup may be worth a try if my period stays so ridiculously heavy for that 1-2 days. All other days are so light leaking is not an issue other than a bit of colour on the toilet paper. I will look into the Jennie, etc. cups.
Thanks again!

Edited at 2017-02-19 03:07 pm (UTC)