January 26th, 2016

  • roro254

Need a new cup, any recommendations

I bought a MeLuna Small classic and a Meluna Medium classic in April 2015, overall they are pretty great. I would use the medium cup during my heavier days and then use the small during my lighter days. But I lost the smaller cup at the gym about two months ago so I have only been using the medium cup and towards the end of period it seems that my cervix drops even lower than usual and it almost sticks out of my vagina thus making it a painful experience. The other thing is, that I bike and walk a lot, sometimes this makes my cup leak. I am also starting yoga classes and I like running. Should I move onto a sport cup? My cervix is on the lower side so I am also thinking of getting a shorty cup, but my period can be super heavy. I have a hormone problem that I am currently getting examined for, but the hormone imbalances sometimes cause a watery period. Therefore I was wondering if you all had any suggestions for which cup size and type I should buy next or if there are any brands you recommend. Thank you for your time.

Here is an overview of me:
-heavy (sometimes watery period)
-low cervix
-21 year old non-virgin

First time!

I got my size one Lunette a few weeks ago and used the Virgin's Guide to practice taking it in and out. I seem to be able to get it in best with the seven fold brought all the way to the side so that it's more of a line on a triangle than anything else. I got my period a few days ago but was away and had forgotten my cup, so I tried it for the first time at the tail end of my period.

1. When I put it in, for the first half hour or so I could feel it and it was smooshed up. I had tried to get it to unfold but eventually it sort of took in air and moved up past the opening part of my vagina. Is there a better way to get it open?
2. The tab was sticking out the whole time and irritated my skin, but I used it to help me get it out by anchoring it in my fingers. That makes me afraid to cut it--will I still be able to reach?
3. Trying to get it to release suction was fairly painful like the air was pushing hard against me inside. I followed instructions I read on here and usedmy finger to make a hot dog while holding the tab in my other hand. Is that normal?
4. On a non menstrual cup note, the blood was like brown. Does that just happen at the end of one's period?

Thank you.


New Fleurcup (?)

I posted recently asking for suggestions.... this is my 3rd cup! I ended up buying the large Fleurcup (I was a bit disappointed they were only selling it clear, no colours, but ok).

I was only expecting it to arrive next week... but it got here today! Yay!!! Suddenly I'm anxious to get my period to try it! I already sterilized it... I'm so excited! Excited about my period? This never happened before I started using cups! LOL

One thing I did not expect was for this cup to be super firm.... All reviews I read had it on the softer side of the scale... did they change the firmness after getting rid of the colours!? It is firmer than my InCiclo, I tested them side by side.

I also noticed it has nothing written on the cup itself, my other two cups do (InCiclo has the brand and size, Meluna has the size and "soft" written on the rim).... please tell me I didn't get ripped off and that my cup is an actual authentic Fleurcup! I bought it from a local retailer, but they look legit and professional.