If you experience leakage using Recircle Cup, here are some possible reasons with solutions to make your period leakage-free.
Some women have strong vaginal muscles that push against the walls of the menstrual cup as you put the cup in. This inhibits your cup from opening up properly. You will know when the cup is open, as you’ll feel a suction and it will be quite hard to pull the cup out. If you don’t feel this, do the following.
During your period, your cervix can change its position and come a little lower than in normal days. Also, some people generally have a low cervix. It could drop down inside your menstrual cup, which means it will take up space and cause the cup to overflow when it’s not full. To avoid this:
The cup should still last 8-9 hours on your heavy flow days if you’re wearing the right size. On normal flow days, 12 hours are easy-peasy with a menstrual cup.
The position of your cup in relation to your cervix is an important factor in causing leakages. The cup needs to be resting just below your cervix. If the cup is not directly below, the blood can slide down the side of your cup and out from your vagina. The image below demonstrates this position.
To solve this issue, you can insert your finger inside your vagina and feel your cervix first. Then, push your cup in that direction. If your cervix is too high and you cannot feel it, and you are experience leakage, just pinch the cup a little from the base and change its position slightly. You will figure out where it works best.
If your cup is wet, and there is leftover blood on the oustide of your vagina, period blood mixed with water might appear as a small leakage later in your pants. Make sure you wipe your vagina before and after putting the cup in to avoid this.