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12 February 2018 @ 08:21 pm

Hi, I'm really hoping someone could help me out with this.

Last year, I bought both the small and large Yuuki Classic as my first set of cups. I have a medium-low cervix, so I wanted to see what size would work best. For the first few months, I started out with the small, but it always leaked no matter what I did, so I tried out the large and found that it works better as I can walk, sit, and sleep in it without leaking. However, when I exercise.....that's when I have a bloody mess.

I can't do lunges, squats, push-ups, ab crunches, or yoga without it leaking, but it works great when I'm just out-and-about.
I make sure to empty it before I start my exercises and that it's opened, sealed, and my cervix isn't hanging out of the cup, so I'm not sure why I leak only when I exercise. I purchased the Yuuki because I heard it was so firm that it was great for sports, so I thought it would definitely work for my exercises, but it doesn't.

So, I started thinking all sorts of things like....Could it be that my pelvic floor muscles are crushing the cup as I workout? Or it might be too firm that it doesn't flex with my body? Maybe the shape of the cup isn't right?

I was thinking about purchasing a Lena cup because I heard it is also a firm cup, but the shape is different. It's more rounded on the bottom instead of being narrow. Maybe it would hold better? I just don't know. I've been dealing with this for a year now and kept thinking I was doing something wrong, but now I'm for sure that the cup is just not the right one for me as I've tried to make it work. It works great, but just not when I exercise.

Any advice/cup suggestions?  Note: I'm kind of a heavy bleeder.

Cenamen: pic#124881347honeypie3251 on February 15th, 2018 10:22 pm (UTC)
I’ve actually been in the same position as you are when it comes to the cup leaking during exercise but fine during everything else. I think it is due to the cup getting crushed during exercise. I couldn’t do any workout with the cup because it would leak and sort of get out of place. I had to resort to wearing during exercise but of course I couldn’t do that for too long. So what I ended up having to do was to research to see which cups were shorter. First I chose the Meluna sport shorty large cup and worked out great because it was short and my muscles didn’t get to crush the cup. I ended up also get the Meluna sport shorty XL to have a little bit more capacity. I normally empty the cups before starting exercise so I didn’t think that having to change out cups would be a big deal since it’s so much smaller to transport around. Sorry I know this doesn’t exactly address the problem but for me this is what I ended up having to do to solve the issue of bleeding during exercise. I hope this may help you.
sundropfairysundropfairy on February 16th, 2018 06:13 am (UTC)
Hi, honeypie3251. No need to be sorry, any advice is helpful to me. I'm glad you found something that works for you. I'll definitely look into the Meluna Sport Shorty cups. Maybe it's exactly what I need. Thanks!
Cenamen: pic#124881347honeypie3251 on February 17th, 2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
Good luck in finding one that will help during exercise! I figured a shorter cup would help and I’m thankful it has. I am glad that I got both the large and XL of the sport shorty MeLuna. I think the large is good on days when doing ab work so it won’t dislodge so easily. Not that the XL has but if I’m doing anything that a bit hardcore I’ll use the large. But they are both really good for exercising IMO. I hope you’ll find your Goldilocks cup for workouts!!!
sundropfairysundropfairy on February 20th, 2018 06:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for all your help. This is very good information. I never thought about using a shorter cup for workouts. I think I'll give the MeLuna sport shorty a try, but do you know how many years the MeLuna cups typically last? I like to get an idea of when I should buy a new one. Thanks again!
Cenamen: pic#124881347honeypie3251 on February 20th, 2018 12:40 pm (UTC)
No problem. So far I’ve had my Meluna for 4 years and there’s no signs of deterioration or anything that would be concerning.
sundropfairy: pic#128202880sundropfairy on February 22nd, 2018 09:03 am (UTC)
Oh, that's good. Sounds like it will last a long time. Well, I'll give it a try and hope it works. Thanks!
cubesque on October 29th, 2018 08:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry for jumping in here but have you tried the Meluna while practicing yoga? I’m a teacher and have back to back classes at times. I’m a cup newbie. This is only my second cycle and the first one didn’t go well. Leaking issues galore with the Athena and the Duchess cups. I just got a mooncup and am hoping I’ll get through this period without any leakage on days I’m not teaching. I’d like to have an option for when I wear a cup while practicing yoga.
Also, I’m experiencing a lot of discomfort this time around. I’m not sure if I’m hitting my cervix with the mooncup or it’s inserted too high.
What worked for you guys? And how was the Meluna sport experience?