Menstrual cup when swimming
I finally decided to try a menstrual cup last year and it took me a while to get used to it but now I have finally figured it out and I love it.
The only problem is I work as a swimming teacher so I have to be in the water a lot on my period. I thought the cup would work when swimming as it says water shouldn’t get in. But when I tried it when I started back at work it didn’t work.
When I got out and pulled out the cup it was full of water. I didn’t understand cause when I wear it outside the water it never leaks if I have it all the way open. I’m also worried that it could be damaging to have chlorinated water inside me but also if water is coming in then is blood coming out? Also when I climb out I can sometimes feel the water coming out the cup which feels horrible. I’m not sure how to fix this, do I need a bigger size? Do I need to put it higher or lower? Any help would be great
So update on how my cup has worked this month. Its been a disaster really, my cup had leaked all week and I have no idea why. I have used the cup the same as I always have, made sure the cup is open but its still been leaking.
This has really made me lose my faith in cups and I’m getting frustrated with them now. The only thing I can think is that maybe my cervix moved this month causing the cup to leak.
But on the positive side, I wore the cup swimming and it was definitely leaking this time. I had blood in my swimming costume and when I pulled the cup out the blood was very watery. This obviously means my cup wasn’t leaking before which is a relief, I just hope the cup will work next month.