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#1 of 6 Old 07-21-2006, 04:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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O.k. I have been using my Diva cup for hmmm...2 years I think, maybe a little less. Ihave had no real trouble except minor leak issues at the very beginning of my period, but that's due to a heavy flow and not timely changing.

Anyways...on to my dilemna. On my past 2 cycles(the last one and the one right now) I have been having major leak issues. So much so that I have reverted to using tampons.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this is happening or ideas of what my be a fix? I was wondering if it is possible that a slight change in the cervical opening could be a cause. Just FYI-sadly there is no sexual activity in my life so that would not be a cause in the change in fit.

Do I need to get a new cup? Do they "go bad" or get mishappen?

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You DO know that you are not supposed to put the Diva Cup near your cervix, right? (just checking).
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It's my understanding that they should last about 10 years. I read that at their site, IIRC.
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The only thing I can think of is that it's not totally popping open.
I have thought that mine is open, only to use a finger to check and then notice one side is squashed a bit.
Sorry I'm not a help.
The side holes are clean right?
I think those help it to pop open.
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So I did a little experimenting with where I was positioning it and things seem to be o.k. now. I am now positioning it a little lower(we're talking very minor adjustment kwim) and giving it a little "spin" once it is in position. This seems to have fixed it.

Think it might be a combo of changes in my body and also "laziness" from being so used to using a diva cup.

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The "spin" you speak of has been the difference between leaks and no leaks for me. If I give it a twirl, I never get a leak.

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