(Closed) Sleeping with a menstrual cup in??? Yes/no/ safe???!!!

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Can you/ have you slept with your cup in?

    Its safe and offers a restful night without worry

    I wouldn't as it leaks because your lay down

    Not sure

    Wft is a menstrual cup

  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    It’s totally safe to sleep with one in; I use the Diva Cup and I can leave it in for 10-12 hours no problem. If you get worried about leaks put in a panty liner or cotton pad. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    I don’t use the cup, but I have a friend that does. She sleeps with it in with no issue. Her routine is on her period she showers twice a day and pulls it out in the shower to wash and clean thoroughly (as well as her ‘area’ obviously). In her many years of wearing the cup she only had had one UTI, and that was early on before she figured out her shower cleaning routine.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

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    doglovingwife :  I’ve never had any clots or anything, or UTIs. I’m very regular with cleaning it, and I sterilize it at the end of my cycle too. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    Totally safe to leave it in overnight. I do and I don’t have any problems with leaking. As PP suggested you can use a liner the first couple times if that will make you feel more comfortable, but I haven’t had any problems with the cup at night.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I never had any issues with mine and I’m not as vigilant with cleaning and sterilising as I probably should be. Silicon doesn’t breed bacteria so you don’t get the same issues you et with tampons being in over night. You can leave a mooncup on much longer. During my cycle I tend to wash it with hot water every time I change it make sure it’s clean ect and then at the end of af I give it a wash with hot soapy water dry thoughrly and put it back in its bag I sterilise it when I remember too. I’ve used it for about two years maybe more never had a problem. I use it all day and night but I do empty it every few hours through the day as I have a heavy flow, you will probably find you have less blood at night as gravity isn’t helping it out. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    With a menstrual cup, there is a small ‘suction’ that is created. So there will be no leaking as long as it is positioned right, and you will easily be able to tell if it’s in there right or not once you start using it.

    There is no worry about ‘losing’ it either. Your vaginal canal is only a few inches long, and there is no place for it to go.

    Cups are much safer than tampons as PP mentioned, better for the environment, plus you save money. It’s a win-win 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    doglovingwife :  you won’t lose it don’t worry. I’ve had it a little stick a few times when my cervix has gone up higher but what you have to do is bare down (like your going to poop) and try to pull it down a bit then squeeze it to break the seal and it will come out easily. You can’t loose it there just isn’t space too. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    doglovingwife :  there is NO possibility of anything getting ‘lost’ in there. The vagina isn’t an unlimited tube or weirdly shaped (think intestines) that would lead to losing stuff in there ok? 

    BUT if your cup rides up and you can’t feel the tab when you want to pull it out DONT PANIC. One option is to get in the shower, or the bathroom floor but blood is easier to wash away than clean up so I vote for the shower ok? Then do a deep squat with your feet about shoulder width apart or wider, toes pointed outwards, knees follow the toes so also pointing outwards. Bear down as if you were wanting to poop. Insert one or two fingers and feel around. Usually that’s enough. If it isn’t DONT PANIC. You do not need to run to the ER, you aren’t in any imminent danger, you won’t get sick, no TSS, no yeast infection, not even a UTI. Just go about your normal life for like an hour or two and then try again. Remember your vagina is surrounded by muscles. If you panic or tense up it clenches reeeeeally hard so if the cup rides up a little higher than reachable depth and you clench, it gets hugged tightly by your own body. As soon as you forget about it and move a bit upright and relax the muscles, it’ll come back down on its own. Gravity and all. 😉 

    For truly great advice on using a cup and the how tos head on over to the livejournal menstrual cup forums that are fantastic!

     

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee

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    doglovingwife :  I wouldn’t because of increased risk of UTI’s.

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