I’ve been trying for SEVEN years..
I’ve literally been trying to use a cup for 7 years. I have gotten a good almost completely leak proof seal a hand full of times. And granted it hasn’t been quite 7 years because I’ve had two children since then so I obviously wasn’t using it while pregnant. But during times I was actively having a period over the last 7 years I’ve been trying. I’ve tried several different folds, I’ve tried two different cups, and I’ve looked up countless videos and blog posts about them. And I can not consistently get a good seal. Even the times I get a someone decent seal and it actually collects blood I leak plenty. But more often then not it catches little to no blood and it’s a leaky nasty mess! I hate sitting in pads full of blood and tampons since using a cup are like a swear word and I don’t swear! But seriously… who has to try this long? Something has got to be wrong! How do I fix this and have this blissful experience I was supposed to be having????
PS. Here’s video link that might help:
How to Insert & Remove a Menstrual Cup with Tips!
So I first started with the Lunette size 2 and last year sometime bought a salt regular size 2 also! The cup iv had the most success with was the lunette and actually the times I was most successful were early on. I don’t have my lunette anymore because I felt it was old and I didn’t have the success I wanted to have so I just got rid of it. Both have been equally comfy I believe. I’ve never had any pain with either. It does move at times and I have noticed as I’ve ready is normal that my cervix will be lower or higher at different times. The times it’s been higher I have had to dig quite a ways up there to grab it as well as use my muscles to push it out but it doesn’t usually go that far up. I have also noticed it often does move up higher then where I put it which I’ve read is a seal problem but I also don’t understand because no matter how much I leak around it or where it sits I do feel when I pull it out that I’m breaking a seal. It’s not like super strong like I struggle but you can hear the sound of a suction being released. I did go to another group once and they shared with me a bunch of tips and tricks too as one thing it mentioned that could be a problem is that it could feel open all the way from the bottom but if you actually reach all the way to the top it may not be one all the way at the very top. I have run my finger all the way around all the way to the too many times also to ensure that’s not a problem and it’s always open completely. I literally feel like I’ve tried everything there is to try but I really don’t want to give up. I have considered taking it to my OB even and asking them for help or is there is something that wouid prevent me from using it but I’d really rather not have to go through all that. 🤷♀️🤦🏻♀️