So, I\’ve always been a heavy bleeder and recently had a menstrual cup bought for me as a gift because of how infuriatingly heavy my periods are (I can bleed through a tampon/pad combo in anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours). Yet, I\’m having problems, I\’m getting serious leakage less than 2 hours in. I know the cup is fully open as a quick tug on the stem tugs on all the muscles down there, so the cup is open and gripping yet the leak is enough to blow through two pads. Does anyone have any advice on how to curb this? because I don\’t want to go back to pads and tampons as they cost a lot and need changing more often than is convenient for me.
I’m happy to hear that someone was kind enough to gift you a menstrual cup. What a great friend/family member!
However, I’m sorry to hear that you’re having some leaking issues ?
Can you tell me what cup you have?
There are some high capacity cups on the market like the Super Jennie 40ml, LaliCup 40ml, Venus Cup 47ml and the Merula XL 50ml that are specifically designed for heavy bleeders.
I used to be a regular to very heavy and very long periods (3-6 weeks) with a lot of clots. The average large sized cup (30-35ml) didn’t hold me over for very long. I got about the same wearing time as you – two hours cup time compared to my 30mins-1 hour with a Super Plus OB tampon.
I scheduled my emptying sessions so that I didn’t overflow. But then, I found some higher capacity cups that allowed me more time. I also got to understand my anatomy a bit better which helped me choose the cup that wouldn’t compromise the capacity as much.
The links below might be helpful in finding a cup that suits you –
Cervical Height: https://menstrualcupreviews.net/how-to-choose-a-menstrual-cup/#Cervical_Height
Light or Heavy Flow:
Check out the cups that I mentioned above and see if any sound interesting to you. If you have any questions about one or all of them, I’d be happy to elaborate but please read up about cervical height (link above) so I know which cup/s might feel more comfortable or be easier to reach for you.
Until then, Good Luck!