December 21st, 2012

Having trouble finding the right cup

Hey everyone. I've been having some issues with my cups - my first was the small Diva, which is really really too long, even with the stem cut off. It still sticks out of me over an inch. My cervix is super low. After doing some research, I ordered a medium Meluna, which I didn't really like. I then got a SMALL Meluna, which is the perfect size for me, with one issue.......it can't create a seal. It's like it is fine for a little while, then starts to leak.

I don't think it is because it is full because sometimes it's only in there for about a half hour (with a light flow) and it starts to leak. I have a hard time telling if the cup is open, even after rotating it and trying my hardest to make it work. I think the cup is too soft?

Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't really know what is causing this issue and I'm getting really discouraged. I'm also open to buying a new cup.

Thank you! :(

Super Late TA-DA Moment

So I've been wearing a cup for almost a year now and through trial and error I had decided that the labia fold was the best for me. It wasn't smooth sailing all the time, but it was better than the rest. Other folds were either too large for insertion or impossible to unfold, like the punch down. There was a fold I never really gave a shot, because it reminded of the dreaded punch down. Well, I was watching menstrual cup and cloth pad videos on YT, cause I'm obsessed like that, when I heard a girl who had issues with insertion and popping open mention she uses the 7 fold. Piqued my interest, since this is the fold I never gave a shot...

Holy mother of awesome. I wear a small soft MINI MeLuna, so it has that defined thicker rim and this fold makes it nice and slender and comfortable to insert. It's a smaller fold than the labia and it actually pops, well I push on the folded part, but it opens up conveniently around my cervix, without pushing my cup down and around. Pretty cool I think :D.