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07 December 2009 @ 08:23 pm
So after I finished my last cycle, which was the first one with my meluna M ring stem, I was cleaning my cup and noticed that the thin plastic of the ring stem where the cup meets the stem was starting to tear on one side. I had never pulled it significantly hard, and I was bummed out because I had just gotten it. I emailed them to ask for a replacement since I only used it for one cycle. Seems like the stem should hold up better than it has after six days of continuous use.

The ring stem was great and easy to remove, but if you get one, just be careful with it, as I think they are more fragile than I gave it credit for. I opted for the ball stem on the large I'm waiting to order.

Also, during my period I noticed that after like two or three days there was hardly any blood flow, sometimes my cup would be near empty with just a brownish tan discharge in it...has anyone else noticed that they stop bleeding for long periods of time without being done with their period? The next day I started bleeding again , and could wear the cup for good ten or more hours without coming close to overflow. I guess with pads and tampons I thought we bled continually...maybe also it was just an off thing, and this period will be different. Thoughts?
full of fireapricotflower on December 8th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Mine is definitely on and off in the last days - maybe bleeding for two hours during the day, and then nothing till the next day. That's one of the things that bothered me the most about tampons, they'd be in there without me needing it, and then when I'd take them out that's when it would happen... one of the things I love about the cup! Can just leave it in and no harm done!
accphotography on December 8th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Bingo. And there is NOTHING more painful or more scratching on a chalk board yucky than pulling out a dry tampon. THAT is the main reason I switched.

That and it never failed that hubby would want to play right after I put a new tampon in and I wouldn't just because I dreaded pulling a dry one out.

Then there's the whole thing about not supposed to have them in when the flow is that light so switch to pads... YUCK.

God I love cups.
full of fireapricotflower on December 8th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
I actually am lucky enough that I never get that dry - I can't imagine what it would be like to try to use tampons without my abundant supply of lubrication, heh. But still, I don't like the idea of putting bleached cotton up my vagina if I don't actually need it, and then throw it in the garbage after. Cups rule!!
elizabby: ACup iconelizabby on December 8th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
And there is NOTHING more painful or more scratching on a chalk board yucky than pulling out a dry tampon.

Amen! This is another one of those "cup bonuses" that I never realized would be so wonderful! I always thought feeling dry and scratchy and horrible was just part of being on my period - but NO MORE! Cups rule!

Interesting to read about the ring stem too - I was thinking of getting one of these when the Large Red ones came out, but maybe not... No rush, I've got two cups already so I don't really *need* another one... but coloured cups are so much FUN! (Period and fun never used to go together, but now they do!)
accphotography on December 8th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
I nearly always have the brown discharge sometime in the middle. I also always get it after I stop bleeding and before I go back to normal discharge. I'm not sure what it is, but I assume it's normal as it's always been that way for me.
sedjeminepu on December 8th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
I have that brown/tan discharge around the mid-end of my period almost every cycle.
beautyinmundanebeautyinmundane on December 8th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
well that makes me feel better, I assumed it was normal...I had a slight problem with me stopping bleeding, and it was my third cycle with *a* cup, and I had no blood the third day and I was like OMG it really did shorten my period! I'm done...I took the cup out...and then overnight bled a few drops in my underwear...then went three more days on and off after putting the cup back in. Haha, silly me.
Rockin´the suburbs! (of San José, Costa Rica)christine on December 8th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Just to add another "Aye" to the mix, yes... I have nearly a full day of nothing around day four of my period, then another day or two of light flow... it's like a weird interlude that used to trick me into thinking my period was over...
cup_producercup_producer on December 12th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
MeLuna Guarantee
Here's Frank, the producer of the MeLuna. I apologize for my bad English and I only occasionally look here in this forum.
It can happen, that the ring breaks or the shaft. Both are made for bigger impact - but sometimes fingernails may violate the soft plastic and then pulls the ring or handle. The vagina is a strong muscle:-)! If there is a complaint, we will replaced the cup. If the handle is torn off, there is free replacement. Please attach a picture. This happens also with other manufacturers.

You are free to ask all your questions to my perfect English speaking wholesaler Teresa in UK ( or me (contact We try to answer everything.

We want our quality to improve and must to know, where it tears. So picture by email would help.
The strongest MeLuna is the MeLuna with ball. The ball cannot tear off.
BTW: some women told me that their period is shorter with the use of a cup. Do you have the same experience?
cup_producercup_producer on December 12th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
not "contact" :-(!
femininewearfemininewear on December 12th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Any MeLuna problems can be dealt with through me or Meluna. Just to clarify that the correct email address for MeLuna is
I am also happy to deal with problems even if you didn't purchase the cup from Feminine Wear, purely because I speak English, if that helps.