Susan (lokte) wrote in menstrual_cups,

How do you know when it needs to be emptied?

I've had a scan through memories and tags for an answer to my query but I couldn't see anything so here goes:

I am using a cup for the first time. I am usually not too heavy for the first couple of days so I have only emptied the cup morning and night so far. I am usually a lot heavier during the middle of my cycle and I am fully expecting to have to empty more often.

My question is - how do you know that the cup is full other than it starts to leak? I am hoping not to have any leaks (fingers crossed) and I don't want to have to keep taking it out whilst I am at work to check the progress. I've read comments from some ladies that said they needed to empty every couple of hours when they are heavy. Is it just past experience that clues you in on this or is there something that alerts you to the fact that it needs emptying?

Thanks in advance for any tips.
Tags: heavy blood flow
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