September 20th, 2012

  • beebs88

Lamazuna cup

I was doing some research on the net and I found a new cup named Lamazuna. I leave a link to it's site:
The site it's in French, but I think you will be able to understand everything since they don't say anything besides that they have to different sizes.
When I first saw this new cup I thought it was a Meluna, since they look exactly the same to me. From the pictures I can even see the same flat ball grip the new Melunas have. They don't give any information on the materials, size to choose... I guess they are just beginning their business in the menstrual cups world.
Has anyone tried this new cup? Heard about it? Do you think it could be a copy of the Melunas?
  • talena6

IUD & cup question: Can you define "suction"?

I know the definition of suction of course, but I just need clarification on what this means during the removal process. I just got an IUD, and I don't want to stop using my cup. The problem is, my cup always sits so high that I have no choice but to barely reach the stem of the Lunette (very long stem, mind you) and slowly pull it out. My finger comes nowhere near the edge without doing this for me to break the suction. I can only break the suction once I've already pulled it quite a ways down. 

I should note that I previously used the Diva Cup until I lost it (yeah, I don't know how I lost it but I did!) and I don't remember it sitting as high as the Lunette did. I'm pretty sure the Lunette is longer than the Diva though, just going off of how I remember them looking, so that makes no sense.

So is the process of pulling it down by the stem creating a suction? Is that what could suck the IUD out?
  • akcup

Meluna vs. diva cup questions

I recently bought a diva cup, and have used it for I think 5 cycles.  I love the idea of it, and I really want to continue using a cup, but I had some problems with it. 

1.  It leaked no matter what I tried.  I had to use a back up pad, which was very disappointing because I hate pads! 

2.  I don't think it was opening fully.  I have been told by multiple gynos that I am very small down there, so I think it is too big.  However, I have a pretty heavy flow, so I am worried about ordering a smaller cup.

3.  I had to cut the stem off because it poked me, which was ok, but a bit of a pain in the butt trying to remove it. 

4.  Also, after only 5 months it was starting to get discolored even though I boiled it every month.  I know its still sanitary, but it grosses me out.

So... the other day I made an impulse buy and ordered a Meluna classic.  The sizing chart suggesting that I use a small, but the capacity is half that of my diva cup.  I odered a medium, which seems to still be smaller than my diva.  I'm not sure if it will be too big still.  I ordered a ring stem, which I'm really excited about.  Also, I got a red cup thinking that it won't get discolored :P

Anyways, I'm really hoping that the Meluna will solve my problems.  I guess I am wondering if anyone has tried both of these cups, and if you think the Meluna cup will be better?  Or if you have any other suggestions?  I really want to love my menstrual cup!  Thanks!