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04 September 2009 @ 04:24 pm
I ordered a medium, blue stemless MeLuna on August 27th (Thursday) (order confirmed on August 28th) and received it in Massachusetts on September 2nd (Wednesday). Like a couple of other posters, I too got an additional cup, a small, red ball-stem, in a ziplock bag with "promot" written on it. I'm mid-cycle right now, and am not expecting my period for a couple of weeks.

Now, after having it for over a year, my older sister tried the Moon Cup US that I bought her (and is ambiguous about it, but it's progress), I was thinking it was high time I got the little sis (described by mom as older sis with attitude) who doesn't want a cup. I figured I'd order her a MeLuna if I liked mine, but now I have two already, how lovely.

Anyway, about the small MeLuna, it's really really small. Like how small I was hoping my Diva Cup would be when I ordered one. My Diva could eat the small MeLuna, stem and all if it weren't for the rim. Ditto my MoonCup UK. Ditto even the medium MeLuna. I am a virgin (who has used cups since 2006), and the MeLuna seems too small. Both MeLunas feel like toys, especially the red small one, though I think I'd feel better about them when I use 'em and their cute colors don't help. I don't think that the small Meluna would last very long for catching my blood on heavy days.

So I don't know what to do with the cups. Should I give the free cup to my little sister? Half the selling point of a cup is that you don't have to empty the thing, but she won't get to experience the glory of the hours-long goodness. I don't want her to deal with it in our high school bathrooms. They were special. Then again, a normal sized Diva cup is pretty scary. I couldn't get mine in, hurt myself, gave up, and succeeded eight months later when someone suggested lube, and I had some spare time. The rest was history. I could tell her I'll get her a "real" cup if she bothers with the MeLuna at all (already unlikely). Or should I give my sister the blue stemless medium MeLuna? If I did, I do not think I would use the red MeLuna aside from putting it in for fun on a light day.

I just don't know if I can, in good conscience, give little sis the little MeLuna, as it's not something I would trust for myself. So, small MeLuna users, is this cup tougher than it looks? Would you recommend it?
sjez on September 4th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
even the medium meluna is small? it seems comparable (a little larger in diameter, even) than the mooncup UK according to brand comparisons on this website. let me know! i was thinking of buying one as a back up since they're fairly cheap.
the_amazee_azthe_amazee_az on September 5th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
They are almost the same size. The rim of the medium MeLuna is a little larger, but it seems a bit smaller than the MCUK. I took some pictures of the two together, but I don't know when I'll get a chance to upload them.
aedifica: Cupaedifica on September 4th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
It all depends on her flow. It handles my flow with no problems, but I know I have a lighter flow than average (on a heavy day I get less than half an inch in the bottom of my cup over 12+ hours). I will say my small MeLuna is harder to remove than my other cups, so I'd be nervous about giving it to a first-timer... but who knows, maybe it's the perfect cup for her.
the_amazee_azthe_amazee_az on September 5th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I don't know what my sister's flow is like. I can't leave a cup in for 12 hours on the first few days though. I bet her flow is a lot like mine though.
you shall above all things be glad and youngplantinglilacs on September 5th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
I didn't get a free one :( sad
fearthefear on September 8th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Me either :(
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 5th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Offer and ask her what she thinks!
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the_amazee_azthe_amazee_az on September 5th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she's sort of put off by the concept. I figure, that if I got one for my older sister, and about a year later, she got curious and tried it that little sis might do the same. I could try asking.
gold_heron on September 9th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
I'm just being silly here (it's late) but with all the talk of the small Melunas looking like toys and hats, you should totally get a little doll, and put it on your bathroom counter with the little red Meluna hat on it. See how long it takes your sisters/friends to ask about it. You ought to get some use out of it!
sugar_drop21 on October 8th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
brilliant idea.