Im halfway through my cycle, had an amazing couple of no leak days and very comfortable but today my cervix is a lot higher and a lot tighter and its not sealing properly. Can you please give me some tips for keeping it algood. I have backup pads, thank god.
Please help! 🙂
I’m happy to hear that you (mostly) had some good experience with your cup 🙂 I’m also sorry to hear that you’ve encountered a bit of trouble mid-way through your period.
Are you spotting a bit or leaking a lot like you don’t even have a cup inserted?
If you’re just spotting, you may want to wipe the grip rings and/or stem to get rid of any excess blood. Sometimes residual blood is what’s causing the issue.
If you’re leaking as if you don’t have a cup inserted, try checking that you didn’t push your cervix to the side when inserting the cup. You can run a finger around the rim (if you can reach it), or as high up the cup as you can to make sure that there aren’t any indentions.
Give the cup a gentle tug to see if there is any resistance. If there is, even slight, then the cup has a seal. Not all cups will create a tight seal for each person.
If you feel like the cup is collapsing while you wear it, you might want to try a cup that’s a tad more firm.
I personally have a couple of cups to pick from when my cervix is low or high (beginning of my period and middle-end of my period), and if/when I’m a little more sensitive.
Good Luck <3