jetset0 (jetset0) wrote in menstrual_cups,

vagina shape/positioning; exercise ; leakage

I just started using my mooncup UK yesterday for the first time (very exciting!) but it didn't go as well as I had hoped... I know that it takes a bit of practice before you get the hang of it, but I wanted to ask a couple of questions to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.

1. Back in the day (last month) when I would push my tampons in,  I would often feel the tampon suddenly push itself left-wards when it got to a certain point inside of me. My gyno has never mentioned anything about a "slight curvature" of my vagina passage, but now with the mooncup, I've noticed it again!
Basically, I leaked, and I figured I must have just put it in wrong, but when I tried to find my stem, it was nowhere to be found. I had to fish around inside me before I found it and lo and behold! It was up and to the left! Is it possible that my vagina is shaped in such a way that it makes the positioning of my mooncup ineffective? It clearly wasn't sitting low enough in my vagina, but how do I ensure that it stays in place? I suppose the suction wasn't right? (I should mention, I am under 30 and have never given birth, so it is not a matter of cup size).

2. I was wondering, will lots of strenuous exercise move the cup out of place, and therefor allow for leakage? Also, is there any risk in being upside down (ie, doing a handstand) while wearing a menstrual cup?

Thank you!
Tags: leakage & spotting, sports/physical activities

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