July 4th, 2013

Kt

Height and weight as criteria ?

Hi,
On the very cool and complete new website for MeLuna : http://www.meluna.org, here is a statement one can read =
“PHYSIQUE: Small, petite women often use sizes S or M. Women who are tall and strong tend to prefer larger sizes. Body size and stature seem to have an impact on the required size of a menstrual cup.”

I didn't think that such elements could actually be taken into account, or then maybe only in a few cases :) ?
I'd assume the major criterion would be the cervix height during one's period, in particular, and the heaviness of the flow, too, which is an important factor.

But I may be missing/ignoring some point or some facts here ;) (?)

Overflowing?

So I'm using my fleurcup and medium meluna for the first time. I haven't used them much yet but I just have a question. I know that the cups are opened up and everything but they leak after 3 hours. I'm guessing its overflowing but the cups aren't actually full. About maybe half. But I leaked really badly through my clothes since I was only wearing a liner. I guess I need a cup with more capacity? I never really considered my flow heavy and I can usually get a longer time with tampons.

Edit: so I knew my cervix was higher the first two days (it's the night of the second day) but now my cervix is lower and my cups both stick out. I'm wearing the fleurcup now and it's in and open but hanging out a lot. It's irritating the skin near the opening down there and is just annoying all together. If I get a large fleurcup would it actually fit? Also my cervix is usually low for the last three days and I do sometimes have pain with tampons and there's nothing smaller than a tampon really is there? I really do not want to use pads.
  • p0ppy1

Teen cup user

Hi everyone,

I have been reading posts on this site for about two years now and just wanted to contribute my story for anyone who is nervous about trying cups.

I got my Mooncup UK (small size) in Autumn 2011 when I was 14. I found it very painful to use at first but sorted out position and haven't had that problem since. I am a virgin and hadn't used tampons before due to TSS concerns, this did not seem to be a problem.

Due to my very heavy periods I created a murder scene in a school bathroom on my first period with the cup, thankfully this only happened once! I could not cope with my periods without the cup and wish I had the courage to encourage more of my friends to get them!

Thanks for such a great forum which has been really helpful to me!