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
Hi Red Herring,
Thank you again for replying to me. The cup that I’m using at the moment is the organicup. When I first started trying menstrual cups I brought just a cheap one off ebay because I didn’t want to spend a lot if I didn’t like them. But when I ended up loving them I decided to buy the organicup because I felt it was safer.
I’m glad that you did. I always feel better when people buy reputable cups. Although people swear that their generic cup hasn’t caused them any problems, you never know in the years to follow.
The cup was much smaller and stiffer than the cup I was using before which I felt was maybe a problem. The size that I brought was size A which is supposed to be the one to use if you haven’t given birth.
While the OrganiCup is an awesome cup, it has some large air holes. This could be causing the seal to break or leaks to happen sooner rather than later.
The cup that I’ve seen that I think would be best for me is the saalt cup. I felt it might be good because its soft and flexible, it looks bigger than the organicup and apparently can seal easily. I’m not sure if you agree or if there are any others you would recommend.
The Saalt is another great cup. I would agree that it might work out better for you. I would suggest a large size. The small Saalt is shorter than the OrganiCup small and won’t provide you with any more room or capacity. They offer two firmness version; regular and soft. The Saalt regular would be closer in firmness to the small OrganiCup. It might be easier to open over the soft version. However, I didn’t have any issues getting the soft to open.
In my opinion, it’s more of a medium/soft cup in which it still has a good spring back to it than some of these other very soft cups.
And yes I wouldn’t mind using a larger cup, I don’t think they effect me too much. And I live in England. Thank you again for any advice and help.
My other suggestion would be the medium LaliCup (from Solvenia). It’s very slightly longer than the Saalt in both the body and stem, it has a rounded body with channels that make it easy to fold and helps when getting the cup to open. Both the large Saalt and the medium LaliCup hold about the same capacity at 36ml to the rim. I don’t remember if I have a discount for Saalt, but try “RedHerringTV” on either site if you decide to purchase one of them. I don’t make anything off of it, so please don’t feel like I’m just trying to sell you on something.
I don’t have anything specific to England that jumps out at me as a suggestion for you.
Sorry for the format, I kept getting lost in my thoughts and had to organize them this way.
😀 “Red Herring”