April 18th, 2010

Excited!

I had my son almost 6 months ago. At Christmas time lunette was having their sale and I got myself a small one. I had a large diva but it's way too big.
Anyway, I have a bladder infection that started today and when I went to wipe I noticed blood. At first I thought I was dying and wanted to rush to the emergency room.
Then I realized that I have finally started my first postpartum period and I couldn't be MORE excited to be trying out my small lunette!
So far it's fantastic and I can't feel it. I love it. I'm not loving having to pee every 5 seconds and the EXTREME burning, but with the cranberry juice I can hold off until I have to go see the doctor for meds.
The lunette is incredible and I'm SOOOO glad that I decided to get a small. The large Diva was ok, but really, it's too big. I might use it on my heavy days, but I don't know...
In any case, I can't wait to see how long this period is, what my flow will be like, how the cup will work out etc. I've been on the pill for so long that I don't even remember what my last actual period flow was like!
I'm excited! (I can't believe I'm excited to have my period!)
Not only that, but I think I've converted my friend to cups as well. Score!

Leaking when not full?

Hi all,

First of all, I love this community - you are all so helpful to one another and I've learnt LOADS!

Second, I am going to ask for some help. I have had a Mooncup (bought in Italy - is that a MCUK?) for four years now and I am progressively liking it less and less but I can't contemplate going back to tampons or pads.

Basically, the cup leaks when it is not full. There is blood on the outside of the cup but on the rim so it's not coming out of the holes I don't think. When I get up in the morning and go to use the bathroom there is often a gush so I rush to the bathroom but when I empty the cup it isn't even half full.

I'm 22, have had no children but have had a surgical abortion. I have a low riding cervix - I can touch all of it just by inserting my middle finger in to the second knuckle and my cervix is low down but very much towards the rear - I can't position my cup with he cervix totally inside because there is not space below it. The cup has to go almost horizontal in order to fit next the cervix - in this position sort of (where the underscore is the vaginal opening and the cup is horizontal)...

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Does anyone have any advice at all? I am tearing my hair out with frustration - I want the Mooncup to work for me so much but it's just not happening.
catrinaposada

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First I'd like to say that I've spent quite a bit of time looking through the tags, and while I feel like am well prepared to answer every question ever, I could not find the one answer I needed.

I own a large blue ball stem Meluna. I've used it for two cycles, and first began to notice the staining and smell the first time. It had gone from blue to a greenish-brown, and there was a fain period smell which dissipated after I finished my period, and put it away. 

This past time the staining was very dark, it's a brown, though it looks green because of the cup color. The smell can only really be described as rank, it's a blood smell, similar to the old blood that comes at the end of your period, but x7. 

I've read all the tags concerning cleaning and stain/smell removal, but they are primarily in relation to Divacup, or others similar, and I know that the Meluna is made of a different material(not silicone, plastic)

Are there any things that I can do to remove the smell and staining that will not damage the Meluna? I don't mind so much the staining, but the smell is still prevalent, and it's been washed and left to air out for almost two weeks.

Thank you :) 

Small orangecup

Several months ago I posted asking for a free cup for my friend, and a very nice girl sent me a small orangecup for her to use. Weeeeeeeell, me and her dont exactly get along anymore (long story), and since she lives on the other side of the lake I never got around to giving it to her. (And now Im being bitchy about it and withholding... :P)

So since it was sent to me for free, Im offering it up for free. ^^ Any takers? It still has the storage pouch and the stem was trimmed some (before sent to me). Its otherwise in good shape. Ill also sterilise it before sending it off.

ETA: First person who messages me with interest will get it. :)

Its been claimed. Boy, that was quick! ;)