How To Avoid Leaks When Using A Menstrual Cup


Every woman’s priority during menstruation is to avoid leaks. Having leaks when you are at school or work is embarrassing, and nobody wants to experience that. To avoid such situations, women often use menstrual cups. These cups are more convenient to use. This product is very promising as it helps protect you against leaks until 12 hours a day or more, depending on your flow.

However, despite the excellent reviews on menstrual cups, there are still a lot of women who are afraid of having leaks when using such products. To help you gain your confidence during your menstruation while using a cup, I provided a list of different reasons for having it and how to avoid leaks from happening.

Your Menstrual Cups don’t open correctly

Inserting a menstrual cup is the most crucial task when you want to avoid leaks. You’ll know that a cup works efficiently if it will pop open upon inserting it inside your vagina.

To make sure that your cup will pop open, hold your round your finger to the seal of the menstrual cup and make sure there is no small crease that may allow the cup to fold inside your vagina. Then wrap your cup and form it to letter C. Lastly, make sure to put your cup deep but not deep enough to cause pain or discomfort to ensure that you’re leak-free for the whole day.

When properly placed, a menstrual cup can catch blood more easily and safely. Proper placement of your cup will also help hold the menstrual blood for extended periods, even if you’re constantly moving or walking.

You Do Not Empty Your Cup When It Is Already Full

For women who have strong menstrual flows, a cup can get full in less than 12 hours. So you have to make sure that you check it at least every 2-3 hours. There are a lot of menstrual cup manufacturers that say that their cup can hold your blood up to 12 hours despite without considering women who have heavy flows. To make sure that you are safe from leaks, make it a habit to empty your cup every after six hours or at least during your break at work or school. 

Your cup isn’t in the right position

Are you wondering why you’re experiencing leaks even though you have a normal menstrual flow? If you’re sure that your cup isn’t broken, it might have something to do with your cervix. The estrogen levels of women often drop when having menstruation. A drop in estrogen levels can cause the uterus to move in a different position.

By Christine Simmons

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