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Why Does My Menstrual Cup Leak?

why does my menstrual cup leak

Having difficulties with your menstrual cup leaking? Ugh! We just hate that! Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why your cup may be giving you some trouble:

  1. Wrong Size Cup – Choosing a cup that is too small for you could cause the cup to leak. Alternatively, choosing a cup too large for you can cause pain and discomfort. Make sure you look at the recommendations. Generally the sizing recommendations work, but if you are concerned the sizing may not fit your body, discuss with a medical care professional.
  2. First Time User – There is a learning curve to menstrual cups, it may take a few tries to properly insert your menstrual cup. Do not get discouraged – you may just need to try again.
    Using a menstrual cup for the first time can be scary and intimidating. If you have never used a menstrual cup before, fear not! Here are 4 tips for using a menstrual cup for the first time! Head here to learn more.
  3. Not Properly Sealed – One of the biggest reasons a menstrual cup may leak is if it did not properly seal. You may want to try wiggle the cup around inside or inserting your finger and walking it along the rim of the cup until you feel it properly seal.
  4. Did Not Open Up Correctly – Another big reason a menstrual cup may leak is if it did not pop open once inserted. To ensure the cup opens correctly, you can gently pull the cup down slightly (not all the way out) and wiggle it into place. Inserting a finger again here can help push the cup open all the way.

For more tips on why your menstrual cup may be leaking, check out these posts:

Part I | Part II | Part III

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We are not medical care professionals – your doctor is your best resource and should be consulted regarding anything health or diet related, including your menstrual health and use of menstrual cups.

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