Post # 1
When wearing your menstrual cup, how close is the top of it to your cervix? I wear mine low down, so it is just inside my vagina but the top of it feels extremely close to my cervix and I think this maybe why I have leaking on heavier days. Does anyone else have this problem?
Post # 3
Good question, posting to follow. When I have really heavy period I sometimes have small leaking but I tend to wear it lower too. However, I also noticed this happens mostly when the cup has been used for 1 year or more. The one I own, I’ve bought in summer 2012. I really should be purchasing a new one.
Post # 4
I would have thought wearing it low would be more likely to cause leaks, but then again, I’ve never had any sensation from it that made me feel it was uncomfotably near my cervix either. An absolute wild-guess/outside shot might be that you have a unique physical characteristic that makes them not ideal for you. (a shorter than average vagina?) Just grasping at straws here.
Post # 5
What cup do you use? The Instead Softcup is supposed to sit against your cervix. The others are lower.
Post # 6
@Bette_Noire: It doesn’t feel near my cervix, but when I check its position with my finger, I can feel that my cervix is quite close to the rim. You are supposed to wear them low down, unlike a tampon which is worn up near the cervix. I had had the thought of having a shorter vagina but, TMI moment, when my husband and I have sex he fits all the way in and he is definitely bigger than a menstrual cup, but I suppose the vaginadoes lengthen during intercourse.
@bowsergirl: I use a Moon Cup. I wear it with the bottom of the cup at the entrance of my vagina. I have cut off the stem at the end.
Post # 7
Ha. Good to know. I’ve been using mine (also a moon cup) for a while and obviously need a bit of a refresher on proper placement.
But back in the day, I found this community incredibly helpful. http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/ I know, livejournal is kickin’ it old school, but it’s actually a really good resource in this instance. I’d be very surprised if you didn’t find some pertinent info there. Look on the right side bar for all the options and categories. Hope this helps!
(I wrote my first response when I was a little tired. The only reason I didn’t think to pass on the no-duh livejournal link at the time.)
Post # 9
I don’t think mine is that close to my cervix, but I don’t know. I can’t feel it touching my cervix or anything. I put it as far as I can but to where I can still reach it. I wouldn’t want to wear it too low.
Post # 10
I wear mine low but don’t have issues with leaks. It could be that the cup itself doesn’t have the strength in material to stay open, you could be applying to much muscle tension when placing it lower that would allow for it to leak. I like mine because the top rim is really firm in comparison so I know that will stay open