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Has anyone had success in truly stopping/fixing menstrual cup leaks by strengthening their pelvic floor muscles?

I've used a cup for years but have never had one be truly leak-free.  I don't know if it's a pelvic floor muscle issue (I'm 30 and haven't given birth) and both small and large cups will have some leaks.  I have a heavy flow and a low cervix.  The cup obviously leaks if it's full, but later in my period when the menstrual fluid is thinner it will leak a little bit as well, before it's even close to full (and especially when I'm sitting at an angle or lying down).

i love the idea of cups, and I've used one exclusively for years, but it's just frustrating to never have one actually be leak-free.  I wouldn't trust it to swim with, for example.

Any input is appreciated. :)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 1st, 2017 12:54 pm (UTC)
While it's possible to have such a strong PC that it could contain period flow (like holding in pee) to prevent leaks, I doubt any of us actually could. At least not all day. A strong pelvic floor will help hold in a cup, make making whoopee more pleasurable (for a male partner as well) and eventually help with urinary continence, but leakage? Unlikely.

You are probably experiencing what we often call "residual slobber." http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ has a section on leakage.

You don't have to use a cup exclusively. If you trust tampons more than your cup for swimming, it's perfectly OK to use them. :o)