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13 April 2019 @ 11:47 am
Hi everyone!
I’ve been using a small lunette for a couple cycles and it’s been going ok. I seem to be overflowing on my heaviest day and night which is manageable. However, on lighter nights I still seem to be leaking even when the cup is maybe 1/4 full. I do make sure that my cup is fully open and has a good seal. This works for me on my normal-light days. I also have an average cervix that dangles a bit into the cup which definitely takes up space and could explain the overflowing on heavier days. This cup could just be the wrong fit for me.. however on my first day and night, the cup was perfectly fine. It held up all night without any leaks and lasted about 8 hours during the day. So I am a bit confused as to what worked on the first night and failed on the others. I know that my leaks on lighter nights are not residual slobber, too much blood for that and they shouldn’t be overflows as my cup is really full when it does overflow on heavier days. It’s also possible that I might be sleeping in a bad position but this is really just me guessing. The cup works fine during the day, except for when it overflowed, but it’s at night when I have leaking issues. I was wondering if anyone has solutions or ideas. I am considering buying a new cup at some point.. maybe a small super Jennie or a small Lena. Thanks in advance!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 13th, 2019 09:50 pm (UTC)
I had the same issue with the small Lunette. It was fine as long as I was sitting or standing, but leaked like it wasn't there when I'd lie down. Instead of another "small" cup, how about a medium length wider "large" one? Maybe one with a blunt (versus pointy) base?
awesome_12345 on April 14th, 2019 12:43 am (UTC)
I think a larger cup is a good idea, however there really isn’t much space around my cup when it’s open so it might feel too big. So maybe a smaller but higher capacity cup might work?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 15th, 2019 01:58 pm (UTC)
The difference in rim width between a small and a large is only 4-6mm. Less than the size of a 1 carat diamond.
awesome_12345 on April 15th, 2019 03:33 pm (UTC)
Ok that could work. What do you think about a large Lena? It holds a bit more than my current cup and the shape might help with the leaks.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 17th, 2019 11:48 am (UTC)
If it calls to you, then go for it. Compare it to other cups using any of the MANY size/capacity charts online. Also compare photos to see if the shape appeals to you. Even though I have pointy cups, I like the blunt based ones better. Will you too? We're all different.

These charts are a bit out of date but might be a good place to start: https://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
awesome_12345 on April 17th, 2019 12:01 pm (UTC)
Ok I’ll look into that. Thanks!
nora_n0ra on April 14th, 2019 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'd say look into the tieut cup, the luv ur body cup and the xo flo cup. It also sounds like finding a cup that works for you on your heavy days and alternating cups depending on your flow might be an easier solution for you rather than trying to find a cup that will work all throughout your cycle.
awesome_12345 on April 14th, 2019 03:14 pm (UTC)
Ok I'll look into those cups. Thanks!