Clair (loveundenied) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Diva Cup Issues

Hello there, ladies (and any male lurkers that I'm unware of.) 

I'm new to this lovely community, I guess you could say I was referred here by VaginaPagina. 

The issue I'm having is-
I'm on my second Cycle with my Diva Cup, while I love it in theory, I've been having some issues.   My first cycle went well, whereas this one I'm having some leakage.   However, during both cycles, I've essentially had blood baths every morning when I wake up.  

I don't have terribly heavy cycles, and I always empty/clean the cup before I put it in and go to bed.  

I can't afford to get a different brand to try out right now, and I'd rather not go back to tampons/pads (I have a very sensitive system and Diva Cup has been a goddess send in helping the overall health down there.) 

Also, it's not feeling terribly comfortable, I've trimmed the stem, and sometimes it feels okay, but usually a bit awkward. 

Any helpful hints, anything I might be doing wrong? I clean out the holes and do full twists after I put it in, so I *think* it's sealed, but at this point, I'm not even sure what's going on with it. :-P

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm sorry for the long ramble!

Tags: leakage & spotting

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